Question about Televison & Video

1 Answer

Screen blackout on Ilo TV

I get a solid black box that fills up most of the screen on my new Ilo happens on different channels...cable man said problem no with cable but with the TV.

Sometimes I get the message, "television is here" in the black box...I can get it to go away by pressing any button on my remote but it comes right back after a few seconds.

Can you please help me with this? I would be eternally grateful!

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • bevrich1012 Sep 22, 2008

    I'm sorry, I thought I posted that. It is a iLO DTV 2794B, SDTV and it is about 3 months old. Maybe it IS a setting on the menu like you said. I am old and technology challenged so please be gentle with me if I am being stupid.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.

  • bevrich1012 Sep 22, 2008

    it's an ILO...i had never heard of this brand...i got it at walmart..

  • bevrich1012 Sep 23, 2008

    There wasn't a reset button on the set. I am reading, and trying to decipher, the owner's manuel. So far I have found nothing referring to my particular problem. But,I did find a customer service 800 to call that I didn't see before. I think I will try to call them tomorrow. They will probably ask me technical questions that I don't know the answer to, and make me feel really dumb!

    I appreciate your kindness in taking the time and trying to solve this for me.

  • rich medrano
    rich medrano May 11, 2010

    Oh don't worry. there are so many issues with so many products it's nearly imposible to keep up. I'm tyring to help with so many products it is quite a challenge. So is this a Phillips? An RCA. I'm wowrking on downloading a manual to help.

  • rich medrano
    rich medrano May 11, 2010

    What make and model is your TV? Maybe it's a setting in a menu.



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 188 Answers

I never heard of this model either but there are some universal things to try. First, is there a reset button on the set? Usually it's a recessed hole that can be pushed with a paper clip or strong tooth pick. If this can be done, wait until any laights on the set stop flashing before continuing.
If yo uhave the maual there should be a reset instruction on a page outlining the use of the front control buttons. Good luck. Let me know how you do.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tv screen goes black after 15-20 seconds

It's not the TV from what I can tell. I would start complaining about it and say you want a brand new box. Not used. They tend to give out boxes from people who previously had them and either didn't pay their bill or moved and clean them up.

Dec 30, 2012 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Screen gets small

I had this same problem I got a new cable box mine was outdated. However some channels still are smaller than the screen check different channels to see if they are all the same/small. the new cable box was called a MIDI box. My flatscreen was new when this happen it was the cable box not the tv

Nov 25, 2012 | Sharp AQUOS LC-40C32U 32 in. LCD TV

1 Answer

Black screen, hear voices , but no picture playing?

check your screen back Light or get a working screen and test it or your screen flax is bad

Mar 31, 2017 | Mitsubishi WD-73C9 73" DLP TV

1 Answer

Periodic tv screen blackouts

The problem is your cable box. I know you said you replaced it, but I work on TV's everyday and, sorry to say this but cable box HDMI outputs have serious issues, like no or intermittent sound and video. I have seen customers exchange their cable boxes 5 and 6 times and still have the problem. Your best bet is to use the component outputs of your cable box, visually you will not see a picture difference between component and HDMI when using a cable box. Your other solution is to get satellite; I have NEVER seen an HDMI issue with a satellite box

Nov 25, 2008 | Sony BRAVIA KDL-40V2500 40 in. LCD HDTV

2 Answers

Tv does not respond to channel changes

The simpliest solution is always the best - I called the cable service provider; they reported an outage and quickly remedied the situation - but also tried to sell me their digital TV package. Thanks for your response.

Feb 16, 2008 | iLO 3200 32 in. LCD Television

1 Answer

Ilo picture problem

turn off the closed caption Sounds like it's in text mode

good luck
Sue, Hitone tv, Baldwin NY

Feb 14, 2008 | iLO 2600 Television

1 Answer

Connect ILO DVDR05 to a digital set top box tuner

Just run your outputs from your cable to the ILO inputs, then your ilo ouputs to the tv inputs. Use Cable remote to control channels, use ILO source button on remote to access the correct input setting on ILO. AND YES< you have to do this EVERY TIME you turn the ILO on to watch tv.. I have mine hooked up this way to record from my convertor box and My husband hates it.(when he just wants to watch tv.)

Nov 29, 2007 | iLO DVDR05 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

TV or Satellite Box Problem?

Do you have a VCR or DVD recorder? If yes, set it to record what you are watching. After a "blackout" rewind the tape and review it. If there is a blackout on the tape, the problem is the sallite box, if not, it is the TV! QED

May 23, 2007 | Sound Ideas Twentieth Century Fox -...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

101 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74999 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5298 Answers

Are you a Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides