Question about RCA F35673MB 35" TV

1 Answer

Only receiving Channels 50 and above; no lower channels

My mom's RCA television is about 9 years old. Suddenly it started receiving only channels above 50. None of the channels below are coming through. The cable company has checked it out and assure her it is not a cable issue. Could it be the tuner? Is it worth fixing?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 308 Answers
Re: Only receiving Channels 50 and above; no lower...

It could be anything from corrupted data in the EEPROM (a memory IC that stores all the channel information and picture settings) which is usually caused by bad ground solder connections inside the tuner itself which is built into the main circuit board and would have to be repaired, not replaced or components inside the tuner section of the main PCB. With that being said - if you have to get a technican to come to the house and repair the set then it would probably be best to buy a new HDTV set. If you can take it to a repair shop capable of fixing the tuner, it could cost close to $200 to repair is my guess, and may work OK for another year or two before the picture tube finally wears out.

Posted on Dec 29, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi...juz wanna know wat wud be d possible solution for this tv problem. It lacks some channels and didnt respond correctly to the channel and its station. In other words besides that it lacks some channels...

HI. I guess you mix the expression channel with number. The "channel" is the division in "places" for each transmitter in the entire TV frequency spectrum. The "number" is just the preset number one gives to a certain channel stored in the TV. F.i. on can use number 50 to channel 4, which it the last channel in the lower VHF band.
When you to to "manual" tuning, and you select "4", then you may receive this channel, and assign it to any number you choose between 0 and the max presets possible. (mosly 99). After storing, you can choose another "channel ". It is also possible to choose in H or S. H are the regular B1, BIII, UHF channels. (rsp. 2-12, 21-69). The S band contains frequencies in between and above these bands.
Hope this explanation is of any help to you.

Oct 01, 2014 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

1 Answer

Television changing on its own

my television keeps scanning from channel 4 to channel 37 and the volume keeps going up loud and lowering by its self coule you tell me what could be wrong the television is only 1 year old thank mrs yardley

Dec 16, 2009 | RCA TruFlat 27F520T 27" TV

1 Answer

Can't get channels above 63 without tuner on cable

i got the same problem to. when i autoprogram it still doesnt do anything. cannot get channels lower than 51 like all the rest of the tvs in my house can. Somebody tell me what to do..

Mar 18, 2009 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

1 Answer

Television only locates 7 channels????!!!!!

Hi there!
If you cannot receive all channels it may be a fault with the antenna or the tuner may be faulty. If you have a VCR, you can tune that into the TV first and then tune the VCR to see if you then receive all channels. If so, use the VCR position on the TV to view and select or change channels on the VCR only. Good Luck,JUS004

Mar 07, 2008 | RCA F32649 32" TV

1 Answer

Television won't get lower channels

Yes it is a tuner problem alot of times these can be repaired cheaply maybe around 85.00 dollars

Thanks Doctor video

Jan 17, 2008 | RCA 32V550T 32" TV

1 Answer

I cant get the tv to go to higher channels

Most tv's have an Antenna mode and a cable mode. If you have cable tv service, the cable mode must be selected in order to receive channels higher than 23. Then you must auto program the channels thru the menu screen on the tv to receive the channels above 23. If you have a house antenna or rabbit ears, its hit or miss on receiving all VHF and UHV channels.

Jan 12, 2008 | RCA 20V500T 20" TV

1 Answer

Sound and picture distorted only on lower channels

Bad tuner.......they are electronically divided in sections called
bandwidths, i.e. 2-6 , 7-13 so-on.........T.
Give accurate model # / service # for RCA part #............

Nov 06, 2007 | RCA F32450 32" TV

1 Answer

Tv only has select channels

If you have a good cable signal connected to the TV and it receives channel 50 nice and clear but all lower channels have nothing but snow, then the tuner is defective and needs to be replaced. This is quite an easy thing to correct. Sometimes resoldering all connections inside the tuner will bring it back to life, but in either case the set should be serviced by a qualified tech.

Aug 23, 2007 | Toshiba 36AF43 36" TV

1 Answer

Lost channels 2 through 52

I think the low band (Channel 2-6)in your tuner is not working. This could be in the tuner itself or in the band switching circuits. Possibly she deleted the low channels or locked them out. Stargazer

Jun 14, 2007 | RCA F32632SB 32" TV

1 Answer

TV is on and just suddenly starts changing channels

the switches in the front of the tv are usually the cause of this kind of problem. the fix is to replace all of the switches, because if 1 is bad the others are not far behind. each switch from rca is $5 to $10 each. good luck.

Nov 18, 2006 | RCA F36649 36" TV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Standard (CRT) Televisions Logo

Related Topics:

96 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA Standard (CRT) Televisions Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66330 Answers

John mullen

Level 2 Expert

229 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2963 Answers

Are you a RCA Standard (CRT) Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides