How to Hook Up a Sharp AQUOS to a Cable Converter Box

By Nick Davis

Sharp Aquos is a model of LCD televisions and monitors manufactured by the Sharp Corporation. The televisions and monitors are digital, lightweight and easily connected to a variety of other electronics including surround sound units, digital video recorders and cable converter boxes. Sharp Aquos televisions come with composite, high-definition and coaxial connection ports. To connect a Sharp Aquos television to a cable converter box, you don't need to call your area cable company or buy any expensive cables.

Things You'll Need

  • Cable converter box
  • Coaxial cable

Step 1

Turn off your Sharp Aquos television. Unplug the television. Turn the television around so the back of the device is facing you.

Step 2

Place the cable converter box next to the television. Do not plug in the cable box.

Step 3

Locate the cable television coaxial line coming from the wall outlet.

Step 4

Plug the cable television coaxial line into the “Cable In” port on the back of the cable converter box.

Step 5

Plug one end of a coaxial cable into the “Cable Out” port on the back of the cable converter box.

Step 6

Plug the other end of the coaxial cable into the “Antenna In” port on the back of Sharp Aquos television.

Step 7

Plug in your Sharp Aquos television. Plug in the cable converter box.

Step 8

Turn on your Sharp Aquos television. Place the television's channel selector on channel “3” or “4” -- whichever one is not used in your area.

Step 9

Turn on the cable converter box. The box will take a few minutes to start up. You will see a screen on your television displaying the cable converter box's brand name. If you don't see this screen, change the television's channel selector to the opposite channel it is on now—channel “3” or “4.” Check the cable connections if you still don't see a startup screen from the cable box.

Tips & Warnings

  • When using a cable converter box with your Sharp Aquos television, you don't have to program the television's channel setup. The cable converter box controls and filters the channels.