Originally Posted by Marty1781
The cable box is the tuner, so your setup would work just fine with the 500M. You would need a tuner in the tv, for example, if you wanted to watch tv without the use of a cablebox. The 500M does not have an internal tuner so you will always need to use some sort of external OTA, satellite, or cable tuner (like a cablebox) in order to watch television with it.
Pardon my ignorance,but does the 500m have a connection for coax? I do not have a cable box per say in the house. Our coax is brought in from the street
where the "cable box" is(underground utilities). I.e., we don't have a cable box on top of the tv that the cable company provides. This is how I currently get my cable. I have tried checking Pioneers website for a detailed back view of the 500m, but was unsuccessful. Based on the other responses, I know I would need to get a tuner and speakers. Debating this unit before they become extinct! TIA.