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Most of the RCA GuidePlus Gold gemstar TVs worked with analog TV signals (NTSC) only. The Guide+ information was only broadcast in NTSC signals and is no longer being provided. If you can check the date of manufacture of the TV, you can use the size to check if it had an ATSC tuner added if it was made for the US market. 37"+ TVs had to have a digital tuner in second half of 2005. 25" TVs needed to have the ATSC tuner after March, 2006. The next year all TVs had to have a digital tuner.
I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the model number of the TV, if you would like me to confirm the tuner information on your set.
(The RCA F31317 TV with Guide+ was manufactured in 2000 and thus only has a NTSC tuner.)
There could be several things that can cause this:
1. There are no analog channels in your area.
2. Check the menu setup and verify that you select the proper input (antenna, cable, etc).
3. The TV tuner is defective
Try using the composite input on the TV (there are normally 3 jacks per input). Yellow for video and red and black for audio. If you dont have the proper cable, pick one up in you local 99 cent store or an electronic store.
Connect the "output" of your device (VCR, cable box, Tivo, dvd player, etc) to the "input" on the TV. Then use your TV remote to select the proper input.
Hopefully this helps. Good luck.
if there is a label on the tv stating any of these words “Integrated Digital Tuner,” “Digital Tuner Built-In,” “Digital Receiver,” or “Digital Tuner,” “DTV,” “ATSC,” or “HDTV” then yes if they say “Digital Monitor” or “HDTV Monitor,” or as “Digital Ready” or “HDTV Ready" then no
if your tuner is already dead replace it.because the original tuner of your TV is very expensive. the solution of your TV is converting tuner, you buy a kit name AUDIO TV CONVERTER . simply conection and and not very expensive. just plug the unit to ac line and connect the cable line to rf of your Television and its OK. im just trying to suggest my solution to you JRANDY phillipines tech
Before you fool around with this, it may be under warranty. Check that first. Second, does the picture stretch in both directions or just vertically? If just vertically is it more pronounced at the top?