If you don't have a DVR, Roku or Smart TV and miss an episode of your favorite show (or want to watch an instant-view movie from Netflix) you can hook up a mobile device or computer to the TV. There are lots of possibilities but what worked for me was connecting a 30-pin dock connector to female VGA connector into an iPad. Then I connected the female VGA connector to a male VGA which had another male VGA on the other side. That male VGA went into the TV and voila... Then you can watch on-demand Showtime, HBO, Encore, Starz, ESPN, TNT, Hulu, and YouTube to name a few. Many will prompt you to enter login information for your cable provider.