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Video input My playstation 2 works on my downstairs tv fine. when i plug it into this tv, the sound works, but not the video. we have another set of input jacks on the rear ofthe tv and this does not solve the problem. i have made several calls to tv repairmen, but no help there either. does anyoneknow what i need to do? could it be something as simple as some kind of lock on my tv menu? i did check. my video is not locked. thanks

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Re: video input

There may be a child lock feature on your set but you would not get sound or picture. If you can not get a picture from the video input jacks and the set works fine other wise then this - sounds like a problem with the Video switching circuits inside your television. I would refer this type of repair to a qualified technician.

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It sounds like this TV is being used only for the PS3. We'll need to troubleshoot this through a process of elimination.

If you're using Component Input 1 and audio, try using Component Input 2 and audio instead. If this set of inputs provides working audio and video - you can stop. Or, try going back to Input 1 once more. If Input 1 now works - you may have simply made a better connection. If it doesn't - then there's probably an issue with input 1 on the TV.

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You will have to send the set to the authorized service rep for an estimate. See if your home insurance plan will cover for this type of thing. Some types of home policies will cover for this type of thing. The cost of servicing your set may be expensive. Damage from a lightning strike will not normaly be covered by warranty.

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