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Very Strange Audio Problems on Cable Channels; No prob w/VCR

My PS32500 is having some BIZARRO problems starting today.

I have old analog cable (so no box). VCR and DVD player are both connected via component inputs on the back, XBOX connected to component input on the side.

At breakfast, TV was working okay.

Lunch, I go to turn on and the audio is static. I flip through channels, thinking something is wrong with cable, until I get to TNT (Channel 67). No static -- wonderful!! Until I notice that the audio on this channel is in Spanish.

So I go to check the other TVs in the house. They have no problems displaying cable without audio difficulties.

Next, I spend about half an hour going through every option that seems reasonable on the menu. Finally, I can't remember what I did, TNT recovers to English. At this point, I flip through all channels. All but two are static. TNT is in English, Lifetime (Channel 17) is in Spanish.

This evening, I turn the unit on again. The only difference is that now the audio track on TNT, while still in English, is off. Like 5 seconds ahead or behind the video -- I can't tell.

The VCR plays cartoons for my daughter just fine. Haven't checked DVD, but I assume that will be okay. I am halfway through a full-time PhD program, so I haven't turned on the XBOX in over two years.

Now I like Law & Order alot. But I don't watch much Lifetime. And this is gonna be heck for me in the middle of college football season, given that this is the "Flagship" unit of my house. I am afraid this is the end for the old Proscan, which leaves me with a 27" Toshiba and a 13" something. Yuck.

Funny thing -- just the other day I was telling someone I wished the TV would give out so my wife would let me go buy a new HDTV. Looks like I may have gotten my wish, only I don't really want to pony up the dough for a decent new HDTV.

Is there anything I am overlooking with this Proscan?

Thanks,
Mike

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  • mborth Oct 15, 2008

    I should have been more specific. This is a ProScan PS32500 TV I bought about ten years ago.

  • mborth Oct 15, 2008

    Another thread related to a Proscan with audio problems suggesting unplugging for a bit. I unplugged it for a few minutes, and now everything is working fine. Thanks so much for your efforts!

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Mike, before you decide to pony up the money for the hdtv take the thirteen inch set in and connect it to the same coax cable that is currently connected to the set with the audio issue. If you have clear audio the issue is definitely with the set. If not try replacing the coax connectors behind the wall plate, the barrel in the wall plate, and the coax from the wallplate to the tv. I am curious if the audio is clear when playing a DVD, VCR or Xbox? Hopefully we can isolate the problem. Thanks for using Fix Ya.

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