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?
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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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You will need to complete a channel scan from the tvs menu. I assume you have basic cable and that your cable company is still providing analog channels for you to be able to pick up any transmission on this telvision with the digital changeover and all.
you will need to hook your signal to the converter box then into your vcr and then into your TV. Now if your vcr has signal out then you will not have any problems hooking your tv up to the vcr. You may have to use the audio out to get the right sound with your tv.
However, I do have a suggestion. You can hook up a vcr to your tv, then put the tv on channel 3 or 4 (whichever the vcr is set for) and change the channels through your vcr. You have to have the cable go first to your vcr and then out to the tv.
You need a cable box if you have channels that are digital (mustly the channels above 74). If you do not have those higher channels you can use a vcr or a dved player that has a tuner in it. Put the cable into the vcr and then use the Video and Audio jacks (A/V jacks) and the back of the vcr that say "OUTPUT" and hook them up to the same type of jacks on the back of the tv that say "INPUT".
Go to SET UP TV, press yes for the following question. SET UP GUIDE PLUS. This will take you to another GUIDE PLUS SET UP SCREEN. Answer the questions as they appear. The important question is going to be. DO YOU HAVE CABLE? Answer yes to this questions. Answer the rest of the questions as they appear. Then go back to MAIN MENU, select channel, then select auto channel search. This will find all channels that are offered by your cable package.
are you plugging it into the actuall cable or is it an arial socket if it is the cable you need a cable box as you change the channels on this if it is the arial then it should have a self scan mode in the setup you wont get cable channels without a cable box because they opperate at different frequency and the newer tellt are made not to pick up these frequency so you have to purchase the cable box this should be plugged into your telly via a scart lead then you change the channels on the cable box the only channel maybe it is different as i live in the uk sorry i couldnt bbe any more help
OK the tuner may be causing these problems, however first I would like you to go to your menu and set the RF pickup to antenna (This will allow analog channels) then come out of the memu and select a channel in the analog range channel 4, 7, or 9 try to tune in these channels. If this fails then you may have tuner problems the only way to be sure is to use a RF signal generator to send RF through the tuner and see if the video and audio being carried on that signal comes through. Sometimes the Internet connect gets messed up when the TV does not have the proper RF filters this may be your case. Try this use a Cable tv set top box and just set your TV to channel 3 for cable. This should Isolate the TV from the Internet cable modem and provide the signal needed by the TV.