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I hooked up a tv via a splitter from cable going to my computer.

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I hooked up a tv via a splitter from cable going to my computer. all I get is channel not available message. I followed the procedure in tv manual for it.
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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi , I`m JackPerhaps I can help you with this problem , please send me a reply when you see this ?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
can you help ?
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 1 year ago
HelloCan you tell me what type of splitter we are talking about ?Does it have a model number on it or just give me the description ?I would also require the tv`s model number on the back cover please ?
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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 1 year ago
Definitely not a standard setup here if your tv needs to be set in tv mode and looking for channels , normally a vga or hdmi cable is used , not coaxial rf
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
splitter -2 way digital plus.tv -model-phillips 37pfl5322d/37
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 1 year ago
You are saying that you connect this splitter on the pc and then on the tv ?what else is connected to that splitter ?A splitter implies that there are 3 devices connected .Are we talking about a monitor perhaps ?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
can't I just get some basic tv stations without the use of a cable box ?
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 1 year ago
Is that a VGA splitter ?
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TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 1 year ago
The short answer to that is NO unless you connect an antenna for local stations for example or get subscriptions to websites like Netflix .Are you trying to get cable signal without a cable box ?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the cable comes out of the wall to the splitter then one cable off the splitter to the computer the other goes directly mto the back of the tv
TV Technician: Jack, Technician replied 1 year ago
I`m sorry but I`m not sure I can help you so I will opt out and repost your questionYou don`t have to do anything , your question will be reposted for other techs. to see and jump in.Just stand by and someone should be with you shortly .
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TV Technician: Nathan, Installer replied 1 year ago
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Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority. Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Can you please clarify specifically what cable/cord you have connected here?Is the side that is split to your computer actually going to a cable modem, for internet?What did you do on the tv in order to configure this?
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TV Technician: Nathan, Installer replied 1 year ago
Do you need more help with this?If so, simply reply back on this page.Please note: You have already paid your fee to the site; I'd like to help you and provide value for that fee, but I do need to communicate with you here to do so.Nathan
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