Re: Can not get any TV Channels, but works fine on CD or...
Hard to pin-point the problem without examing the set; but, it sound like a tuner problem. First thing to do is to check if your tuner is getting the adequate voltage supplies - generally speaking there should be a pin with 33 vdc, one with 12vdc, and one with 5 vdc. If this is not the case, then it is a power supply problem. If your are getting the appropriate voltages, then check for crack solders on the input and outputs of the tuner. I did one yesterday, were I had to open the tuner and resolder the ICs on the PCB.
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The remote control that came with my Digital Labs tv/dvd combo worked for about 2 seconds and never really worked correctly. Now, I'm trying to find a universal remote that will be compatible. Please help.
Analog TV broadcasting is done now. Unless your TV has a digital tuner already built in, you'll need a converter box to get any channels now. The DVD player part will still work, as you've already discovered. If your TV does have a digital tuner, try going through the setup and scan for channels.
Negative. Here are the specs for your TV/DVD combo: I hope this solution is helpful. Please take a moment to rate this solution.
Type: DVD player - built-in
Media Type: DVD, CD, Video CD
DVD Repeat Modes: A-B repeat, title, chapter
CD Playback Modes: Program play, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat
Analog TV Tuner: NTSC
Reception System: NTSC-M
Analog Channel Qty: 181 channel(s)
Channel Coverage: VHF:2-13, UHF:14-69, Cable:1-125
MTS Stereo: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Closed Caption Capability: Yes
Closed Captioning on Mute: Yes
Type: Remote control - infrared
Features: Back-lit buttons
1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - front
1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front
Based on your post/description, it would appear that the TV tuner of the RCA is at fault. Chances are the the VHF Low is not working right but the VHF High is. This is an inshop repair probably requiring component replacement. You may want to confirm by checking your TV's setup in the menu, you should have Cable selected instead of Air or STd and do a Memory + (scan and add channels). If still a no go, then back to the tuner suspect.
The VCR will not display any movie since it normally transmits in Channel 3 (which is VHF Low). If there are no other problem with the VCR then you might still be able to use it by connection it to the A/V inputs of the TV.
If the VCR works in A/V mode, then perhaps you may want to save the repair expense of the RCA TV and use the tuner of the VCR to watch TV and switch channels.
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Good luck and kind regards.