Old tv hook-up to cable

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Old tv hook-up to cable

Attempting to make an old small b&w tv useful on a cable tv line. I thought all I needed was a splitter, but only get a few stations. Do I need something that will cost more than a new cheap tv? Thanx

Matt Whitlock
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Remember the days when people

Remember the days when people used antennas to get TV? Your old B&W TV may not have a cable tuner built into the set. If it is older, it probably only has a tuner for a terrestrial antenna. If so, you can always hook up a cable box or cable-ready VCR to the TV to watch all of your cable stations. If you're positive it has an integrated cable tuner, look for a switch somewhere on the TV that selects between cable and antenna.


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