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post #31 of 34
It would help to know the model of the Panasonic.

No coax sounds like it is a monitor, not a TV.
post #32 of 34
If your TV doesn't have a coax input You might want to follow these steps:
1) Where does the coax connector you have that you want to connect to the TV come from?
a) An Outdoor/Attic TV antenna
b) The cable company
c) From a satellite dish, ie. Direct TV or Dish antenna
d) From a satellite dish receiver..

For an Outdoor/Attic TV antenna you may need to get a converter box like a zenith DTT-901 digital tv tuner converter box if your TV is a non-HDTV tv. If your TV is an HDTV you will need a standalone HDTV tuner. Unfortunately not many are made but a search on eBay for HDTV tuner box will find some.

For a cable company feed you will typically need either a box from the cable company or if your lucky and your cable company hasn't encrypted your local channels you will need a Qam tuner. Search on eBay for Qam tuner.

From a satellite dish you will need a satellite receiver.

Some satellite receivers have a coax out to feed a secondary TV. You would need something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coax-Video-To-VGA-RCA-Converter-External-TV-Tuner-/230463194089?pt=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item35a8ad43e9 to convert the coax video to RCA audio/video.

Hope this helps.
post #33 of 34
I finally figured it out...had to buy a digital converter ($60 at radio shack) which I connected the mohu antenna into its coax then fed RCA from converter to 'TV'/Monitor. All in all, having to buy a lot of additional adapters/gadgets for an older TV starts to equate to the cost of simply buying a new TV.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by oldhouse View Post

All in all, having to buy a lot of additional adapters/gadgets for an older TV starts to equate to the cost of simply buying a new TV.
I'm going to read that as a green light to buy myself a new TV for myself this Christmas! biggrin.gif
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