My zenith b32a34z isn't really getting any channels anymore. i was getting cable before, but something happened (i don't know what) and now it's only finding about 2 channels that would be on normal antenna mode, but none from cable. i've gone through every option and i can't find a way to make it see that it's connected to cable. i've tried the ez program mode and the cables are inserted securely. according to my boyfriend, there used to be another option in the menu to switch from antenna to cable. but now when i go to source, the only options are "antenna/cable" and "video". any help would be greatly appreciated.
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We have the owners manual in case you misplaced yours . All ya gotta doi to get it is to click on the zenith B32A34Z model # At the top of this page and scroll down to the manual. Now according to the manual in the menu there is an antenns /cable setting and its in the EZ progrom mode. look at the manual as I dont remeber 100% but its there. It sounds like you or someone switched it when they were in the menu. Good Luck
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Freeview? I'm not good with tv words... Is freeview a free channel you stole from the neighbors dish (don't be ashamed)? If so, then you should buy cable (Cable's better. Really. Satellite dish companies looked one thing over. Storms ruin your tv.). If your just watching what you can get through the air, well, that won't work. After a while, you start to lose channels. Just get cable. If you already have a tv network, then you should call the tv company.
Are you connected to cable TV using a digital receiver? If so, your TV can only get the signal for one channel - the one you're tuned into on your receiver. A workaround is to connect the coax cable TV cable directly to your TV, as well as connecting your receiver to your TV. This will allow you to be able to change the channel on your receiver and be able to change the channel on your TV to one of the analog channels you can tune into by connecting the coax cable directly to the TV.
I do not have a Zenith B25A02Z TV. What I do have is a 1988 Zenith Color TV SE2517P. I called a local tv repairman and discussed the problem over the phone. He can take a look at it if we bring it in (service call to the home cost $100 just to show up). He said it was worth fixing since he thought it was only the sound. We have a great picture. He charges $20 to look at it but we have to leave it. He lives 20 minutes away one way. We think it is worth the trip if we can get it loaded into our minivan. We live in western NY where the weather can get pretty ugly many days. I will post the solution later when I know. FYI
It sounds like you might have a problem with the cable settings for your TV. There are a few standards for cable broadcasts and you may need to set it to standard or "STD". But since your menu button doesn't seem to be working this would pose a problem.
I would try and access your settings with the universal remote and look for something like antenna (ANT) and change it from air to cable. Depending on how old your TV is too there may be a small switch near your coaxial connection for the cable setting.
If Im not mistaking , some of Zeniths TV sets cannot be unplugged or disconnected from the wall. It will delete the memory and I guess the default channel is Channel 52.. I didnt know you disconnect the set in the ? you asked before. To stop this simply plug the set into an always on wall receptical and turn on the cable then the TV set. your going to need to do this order of operations as I know Zeniths will detune and you wont get any color sometimes if you turn on the TV then the cable. Sorry nothing you can do short of getting another set. Good Luck
Do not operate the set anymore, before taking the following
steps, or damage to the HOT, electrolytics or zener diodes
- see if there are 2 small electrolytic capacitors in the
primary part of the power supply, could be C909, C910, C911
or something. The values are usually 47u 25V and 10u 50V.
Especially the 47u which is in the base drive of the switching
transistor causes over-voltage conditions. They both should be
- there should be a 2SC2335, BUV46, BUT56 or BUT11A in the +105V
line on the secundary side of the power supply. This is probably
shorted thus causing no power-off. Replace it along with the
transistor driving it (2SA1013 probably).
If the above does not apply to your TV, you're on your own
for now, and you may actually be having a microcontroller