I have a Samsung 550 LCD TV. When I watch TV through my cable box, there is a number 2 permanently in the top corner of the screen. It goes off when I turn off the cable box. This only started happening recently. Any way to turn it off? I'm pretty sure it's not associated with the cable channels.
This is a common problem with some cable boxes. Most likely it is not the television. Try to unplug the cable box for about five minutes to allow it to reset. When the cable box reboots it should reset itself. Plug the cable box back in and see if the number is still stuck on the television.
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hi there, you did not mention what you are actually watching on the bluray player, i.e is it 720p or 1080p ?. Also, how do you know it is actually 1080p from your cable box ?. And what is the model number of your TV ?.
Most cable TV systems that use a set top box or converter output on channel 3 or channel 4.
If you have HD cable service however, you probably watch on one of the A/V or HDMI inputs (Video 1, Video 2, etc.). Simply press the Video or A/V input selector, slowly & repeatedly until a picture & sound is seen and heard.
Thanks for working with me to solve your problem. The reason you cannot watch those channels on this TV is because you are using an incorrect connection between the set-top box and the TV. A co-axial cable cannot carry an HD signal.
You will need to connect your set-top box to your TV with one of the following cable types.
2. Component A/V
3. S-Video with separate audio cables.
You will need to check which sockets you have available on both the set-top box and the TV to determine which cable you should use.
Following this, you may also need to run the channel scan again. They should already be tuned, but currently you are not able to watch them. The correct channel numbers for these stations will depend on your region.
If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please let me know.
Most remote controls have a "display" button. Pressing that is what gets that channel number on the screen. Try pressing it again and the display should turn off. On some brands the display may cycle through various combinations (channel number only, channell and time, etc.) before it goes away, so it may take more than one press of the button.
If the LCD only has coax, it will never display a HD picture quality. However, the Comcast HD Box will still display a picture using the coax connection. So, you could watch any HD channel, but the picture quality will not be high definition.
Any TV hooked up to a cable or satellite box can only "see" one channel...the set-top box (STB) converts the channel you are watching to (usually) Ch. 3 or 4. With cable you can split the input if your TV has 2 RF inputs, with a dish that won't work.
That's why the TV stays on Ch 3 and the STB changes to whatever you want to watch.