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How do I switch my TV from analog to digital? And how do I find what digital frequency my cable box operates on?

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If you have a cable box then you don't do the switch in the tv, you do it in the box. If the box isn't a digital model then you must replace it.
BTW the digital channels operate on the same frequencies as the normal ones, to find them just do a channel scan.

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