How to Hook Up a Panasonic TV to Cable
Home electronic equipment provide hours of entertainment for many families. The introduction of cable television brought with it countless programming choices. To receive a cable signal on your television, the cable box must be connected to transmit the cable signal. Using the cable provided by your cable company or purchased from a retailer, the setup and installation of a cable box only takes minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Coaxial cable
Locate the "A/V out" port -- which stands for audio/visual -- on the back of the cable box. Typically, the port is approximately 3/4 inch in length and is threaded like a screw. This is the connection point that provides the cable television signal to the television through the coaxial, also known as coax, cable.
Locate the "A/V in" port on the back of the Panasonic television. This port should look similar -- if not identical -- to the port on the back of the cable box. This is the connection point that receives the cable television signal from the cable box through the coax cable.
Insert one end of the coax cable into the "A/V out" port on the back of the cable box, keeping it straight. The connector typically looks like a standard hexagonal nut on the outside, with a thin pin-like piece of metal on the inside. The A/V port has a tiny hole to allow the pin to insert securely.
Insert the other end of the coax cable into the "A/V in" port on the back of the television. The "A/V in" port on the television also has a tiny hole to accommodate the pin-like metal of the connector.
Tips & Warnings
- The length of the coax cable depends on the amount of space between the cable box and the television.
- If a cable box is not present, connect the coax cable to the television and to the cable outlet on the wall instead.
- If connecting a high definition television and cable box, use HDMI cables rather than a coaxial cable.
- Always unplug all electronic equipment prior to establishing a connection to prevent accidental shocks.