We recently had a cable guy install a DVR with our tv. It worked great that afternoon. The next morning we turned on the tv and a picture appeared. 10 seconds later the picture shrunk, developed lines horizontally, and moved to the top of the screen until it disappeared. After turning it off and back on it either does the same thing or doesn't show a picture at all. The sound is fine. Cable guy says the signal and DVR are fine.
What's wrong...how much to repair?
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it's almost like it's to cold and needs to warm up or something first, How cold does it get there? I can't imagine it even gets to temps as cold as here. In my experience I've seen T.V's where this has happened and only gotten worse as time went on until one day....It never come on at all. But it wasn't a flat panel either. maybe it's letting you know she's about to kick the bucket. Try warming it up with a hair dryer in the morning first and see if it stays on then, then you'll know at least it temp related. other then that sorry guy
I would suggest to leave your directtv hd/dvr box connected the way It is.
The HD Colorstream 1input on your TV should work just fine.
This TV does not have an HDMI input but you can buy an adapter and connect to DVI/HDCP IN and that might be able to get 1080i video resolution on your TV.
What happens if you move the DVR off your Sony TV and put it onto your wife's TV (swap DVRs). Does the problem follow the DVR?
If it does, then you are looking at something common with the DVR, since the expander appears to work just fine on another dvr. If it problem doesn't follow the DVR when swapped, you may be looking at a ground loop issue.
Ground Loops occur when different devices are plugged in at different points. Ideally, everything should be plugged into the same power strip, or wall outlet. But, when things are plugged into different points, noise can pop up due to the difference of electrical potential on the grounds of the equipment, and even the neutral conductors. This can occur even when using an extension cord that is plugged into the same strip. Also try using a different power strip temporarily to see if that improves things as well.
you may have fixed your dvr1500 by now but i just came across your signal problem today,so if it is still not working try putting a cable from the yellow video out of your 1500 to tv video in ,switch to this input on your tv and you should get a picture.after this is done set output on 1500 to composite and put into cbl/sat on amp,put hdmi cable from tv into hd out on amp, go to setup input assignment ,click on this to get monitor out,click again you get hdmi mntr flick right to switch on,put your tv to hdmi and you should have a picture.
hope this helped.