Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cable TV Cable Routing Instructions

The follow article explains cable TV cable routing instructions. First we need to define some of the common terms used in describing different kinds of TV set cable configurations. Each configuration requires different cable TV cable routing instructions.

1. Cable-Ready Television � a TV set designed to receive channels 2 through 60 without a converter box.
2. Cable-Ready TV with VCR � this set up gives you the option of running your cable service through your VCR and does not require a converter box to get regular cable channels
3. Non Cable-Ready TV with VCR - An older TV that can only receive channels 2-13. However if you connect it to a VCR, you can receive all of the channels that the VCR can receive.
4. Any TV with Converter Box � The converter box will allow you to receive all of the channels offered by tyour cable provider including premimum and pay-per-view channels.
5. Any TV with VCR and Converter box � will allow you to tape the program you are watching or tape programs when not at home.

Hooking Everything Up

The cable TV cable routing instructions for each configuration described above is provided below.
1. Cable-Ready Television � connect the end of the co-axial cable that comes out of the wall to the �in� connector on the back of the TV set. You will be able to get channels 2 through 60.
2. Cable-Ready TV with VCR � connect the end of the co-axial cable that comes out of the wall to the �in� connector on the back of the VCR. Connect a separate coaxial cable to the �out� connector on the VCR and to the �in� connector on the TV set. You will be able to get all of the channels that the VCR can receive.
3. Non Cable-Ready TV with VCR - connect the end of the co-axial cable that comes out of the wall to the �in� connector on the back of the VCR. Connect a separate coaxial cable to the �out� connector on the VCR and to the �in� connector on the TV set. You will be able to get all of the channels that the VCR can receive.
4. Any TV with Converter Box � connect the end of the co-axial cable that comes out of the wall to the �in� connector on the back of the converter. Connect a separate coaxial cable to the �out� connector on the converter and to the �in� connector on the TV set. You will be able to get all of the channels your cable service provides.
5. Any TV with VCR and Converter box - connect the end of the co-axial cable that comes out of the wall to the �in� connector on the back of the converter. Connect a separate coaxial cable to the �out� connector on the converter and to the �in� connector on the VCR set. Use a second coaxial cable and connect it to the �out� connector on the VCR and to the �in� connector on the TV set. You will be able to get all of the channels your cable service provides, tape the program you are watching or tape programs when you are not at home.

If you follow the cable TV cable routing instructions, the connectors must be screwed on all the way, or attached as tightly as possible. Tight connections assure a good signal and clear program reception. If the setup does not work, disconnect everything and start over again and be sure you follow the cable TV cable routing instructions exactly.

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