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I lost my satellite because of money problems. I don't have cable for the same reason. My television will play dvds but I cannot get any television channels. Is there a setting I am missing, or any other way I can get tv without a cable or satellite service?

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Yes.
You will need to get an antenna(either indoor or outdoor) for OTA (over the air) receptions,
> Connect the antenna to the back of the tv.
> Go into the main menu and set the channel signal input to Air instead of Cable.
> Go to the channel auto-program menu and scan in the channels.
> Save the results.
> Watch tv.

There is something called FTA (Free to Air) which is similar to satellite tv but does not have a monthly cost. You would however need a receiver.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

  • dvruffin Apr 24, 2011

    If you have a computer, you won't need a cable TV service anymore. You just have to have cable or DSL internet. Hopefully your DSL internet has wide enough bandwidth or that it's fast enough to be able to stream smoothly to your computer without so much lag or buffering. If you can afford DSL or cable internet, you will be OK. There are ways to attach your computer to your flatscreen TV. Sony Internet TV does it directly since it can go online too, not just receive TV signals. To find out where you can watch LIVE regular TV and cable TV channels for free, go to this forum thread (sorry, you have to register to read the contents):

    How to Watch TV, Cable, & Movies and Listen to Radio via the Internethttp://s11.zetaboards.com/SpunkyMcSpank/...

    Register first before clicking the link above. After your membership is approved, login to your account and then click the link above. You will be taken to the thread directly.

    They listed tons of information in this thread. You will be busy for awhile.

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