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How to get the dell 4200 ed to pick up digital channels

I am trying to get this tv to pick up digital channels. I do not se the hook up on the back that it says in the manual.....Will I have to buy the converter box to get the digital channels or is there a way to connect it otherwise?

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There are 2 coaxial inputs on the back of your tv. plug the antenna into the digital coax. with your remote, do a fac reset: menu, setup, fac reset, all settings, passcode 3355. after the reset, hit input, select digital tv. perfprm a chan scan: menu, setup, channel scan, antenna. this should solve the problem.

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