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My Akai LCT42Z6TM TV does not have a coaxle

My ALCT42Z6TM TVkai does not have a coaxle input..it has HDMI.. how do I hook it to my cable which is coaxle''. Is there a splitter or special cable for this?

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  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    Yes, dsacco86 you are correct it is a monitor. I am using a cable company. There is not a HDMI on my cable box. What may I route it through? Is there a cable that will work from the monitor (HDMI) to the cable box or the cable outlet (Coaxial)?

  • srdl48 May 11, 2009

    dsacco86

    I followed your instructions on my Akai LCT42Z6TM in reference on how to hook it up. THANKS so much!! I went to the cable company and traded my old cable box for a upgraded box with a DVI out put. I used a cable and hooked from DVI to HDMI. Now I have another minor problem. The monitor says no signal..The cable box is on. Will you please instruct me on what to do?

  • srdl48 May 13, 2009

    Thanks so much you are correct again !!!!!!!!!!! After hooking up the box DVI to HDMI there was no sound. I got tired of trying do many things. So I took that box back to the cable company and got one with HDMI output. The TV is now working. Yes I am subscribed to HD. Now I just need to figure out how to hook up the DVD player to it. And again thanks so much.

  • terry2beers May 11, 2010

    Do you have digital or analog cable.Or do you have a convertor box?Some cable companies support tvs such as your and some dont.you shoud have audio and video inputs rca style.input 1 2 3 etc if so a convertor can be purchased at most electroics stores.

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A converter box isn't going to fix this problem.
Your TV is a Monitor. It doesn't have a built in tuner. That's why it doesn't have a Cable/Ant coaxial port.
The TV needs a cable box for tuning or some other outside source box for receiving signals.

Are you using cable from the cable company or an antenna for reception?

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    Devon Sacco Apr 24, 2009

    Well, I'm hoping there is more than just a Coaxial output from your cable box.

    You have a very good TV for High Definition. 1080 screen.

    I'm sure if the current cable box gets hooked up to the TV right now, The picture wouldn't look very good. I'm sure the cable box can only put out a 480p signal for a 480 screen. I would call the Cable company and see if they can upgrade the box.



    Until then, what other outputs does your cable box have?

    If it only has the Coaxial output, then do you have a VCR?

    What outputs does it have? I'm thinking of use that as an adapter for the TV.

  • Devon Sacco
    Devon Sacco May 11, 2009

    I will help you the best I can. The cable company should have came out to your home and installed this for you, plus have everything working.

    1st question,

    Did they say you would have to subscribe to HD programming or something like that?



    2nd question,

    Does the new cable box have DVI output only?

    I wish the cable company gave you a box with HDMI output.

    The problem with the DVI is it only puts out a video signal. No audio.

    I'm sure the box has output for the Audio, but I'm not sure if your TV has the inputs for audio for the HDMI port.

    The HDMI takes Audio and Video in one cable alone.



    I'm hoping it has the YPbPr/YCbCr outputs. ( Basically, Component Video outputs. The Blue, Green, and Red jacks)













  • Devon Sacco
    Devon Sacco May 13, 2009

    I'm glad the problem is solved. I bet it looks great in HD now.

    The DVD player should be simple enough. let me know if you need help.

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