How to Hook Up a Panasonic TV to Cable

By Stephanie Steensma

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.