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Tv without a cable box

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Newuser2019, Feb 17, 2019.

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  1. Newuser2019

    Newuser2019 Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone,
    I hope I can get some help. My situation is that I have cable, I have 2 tvs. It costs $15 to rent a cable box for each tv. I need to rent at least one, but how do I get channels on the other tv that won't have a cable box? I have connected the cable to the tv without a cable box, and I am not getting any channels on that tv. Is there something I can get that is not too expensive so I can get a few local channels? Any suggestions and advice welcomed. Thank you.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    An antenna. I use one since I got rid of cable a few years ago.
    A decent antenna will cost you $30 or so and is very easy to install/connect.
     
  3. texasbullet

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    If you have cable such as Spectrum you can watch TV on your computer too. If you have other cable providers you may need to call their customer support to see if they offer it too.
    I also have cable TV but only use 1 basic cable box. I never record any TV shows, that is why I just downgraded my box and it is a little bit cheaper.
    If I buy an off the air antenna I will only get 2 channels since where I am at the TV stations are too far away from my town and one antenna is near my town.
     
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  4. lynx1021

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    You could try one of these.https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics...na&qid=1552663831&s=gateway&sr=8-4&pldnSite=1 It says 50 miles but most are overrated (Maybe 35) My cable boxes are $7.95 each. I have two and three TV's. I tried some rabbit ears and got about 10 channels on one of my TV's. I have spectrum and I can watch Spectrum TV channels on the computer also. I even tested it at work, had Jerry Springer on the computer at work. Did it just to check it out for a few min. My employer might not approve, Ha!
     
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