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DTV Tuner Inoperative Until it Warm UP

My 2 year old Vizio 46 LCD won't give me a picture on DTV until it runs in analog or some other like DVD for about 30 minutes. All other inputs are fine from cold start up.

There is an audible click/pop noise then it tunes in DTV.

It had been making ticking, popping, and clicking for quite some time as if it were some thermal expansion.

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  • jcsteak Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same prob. I tried watching DTV tonight. The screen is blank. Every other function works including HDMI, TV, AV1, RGB etc. I tried turning it off and on again. DTV goes blank and the remote will not work. It use to say searching for signal in DTV but says nothing now. If anyone has an answer please email me.

  • Richard Tirado Jan 03, 2009

    I have the same problem minus the popping and crackling.

  • nlse Jan 17, 2009

    We have the same problem. When DTV is selected the screen goes blank and the remote no longer works. The TV is about 2 years old and this has been going on for about three weeks.

  • nowonder Feb 01, 2009

    26 month old, same deal, Iv'e thought about opening the thing up and warming the parts with a hair dryer to try and isolate it. I called vizio, if you do this ask for techs phone # its not 800 so hung up when auto-pilot put me on hold. good luck

  • juicebox3170 Feb 25, 2009

    same problem with the dtv and vizio wont help me one month after the one yr mark to

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The DTV board is bad. Replace the board will fix it.

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