Explore & discover

Helpful Links

hooking an extra tv up without a uverse box

Highlighted
Contributor

hooking an extra tv up without a uverse box

I have 2 tvs hooked up to uverse boxes. I want to hook a third up for my granddaughter in her room. Can I connect a coaxil cord directly to her tv so she just gets basic cable. She doesn't need all those other channels. She's only 5.

4,306 Views
Message 1 of 2
ACE - Expert
Solution
Accepted by ACE - Expert (ACE - Expert)
Accepted by skeeterintexas
‎01-23-2016 3:25 PM

Re: hooking an extra tv up without a uverse box


@granny4 wrote:

I have 2 tvs hooked up to uverse boxes. I want to hook a third up for my granddaughter in her room. Can I connect a coaxil cord directly to her tv so she just gets basic cable. She doesn't need all those other channels. She's only 5.


Unfortunately, there is no NTSC or ATSC signal on the cables in a U-verse home; you cannot just hook up a TV and get "basic cable."  The U-verse Set Top TV Receivers listen for video data inside network packets and decode the signal and send it to your TV.

 

The most straightforward solution is to get an additional receiver for an additional monthly charge from AT&T.

 

Note that most traditional Cable companies are encrypting nearly all the channels these days as well; there's very little you can obtain on one of their cables without a receiver anymore.

 

You could try an antenna.

Award for Community Excellence 2019 Achiever*
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
Message 2 of 2
Share this topic
Share this topic
Additional Support