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Re: initial set up w/directv
First, I hope you got an extended warranty with that. Otherwise it's a disposable T.V. after your warranty is up.NO PARTS are available. Hope it lasts more than a year..if your lucky. You need to change the channels on the direct tv box. Don't scan the t.v. You need the t.v. on channel 3 or video input that the box is connected to. Do you have hdmi cables? How did you hook the box to the T.V.? Did you read your book that came with the T.V. about hooking it up with a cable box??? Same thing as Direct T.V. box. That should show exactly how to connect. More info will help dtermind your problem.
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My guess is that your DirecTV box is outputting in a format your television does not recognize. Some models of the DirecTV box have a button on the front of the box for formats (480,720,1080) and you may be able to press that button until the picture comes in clear.
If there is no button:
1: Try an alternative connection tyoe to the TV from the box (if available, like RCA or coax), then switch the TV to that new input. If you get a clear picture with that connection, then in the settings menu for the receiver there should be format settings where you can select which formats to output. one of the selected formats chosen would be causing the problem. Change or remove one of the formats. (. I.e. if 720 is selected, deselect it.) After that switch back to the original connection and input to test.
or 2: The DirecTV box could be connected to a different TV and in the settings menu for the receiver there should be format settings where you can select which formats to output.
Another unlikely possibility is that the HDMI cable or slot on the TV itself is bad. Try switching the cable or try a different slot in the TV if available.
If your LG TV came with the IR blaster cable you will need to set one of the sensors in front of the sensor on your DirecTV box. Then go to your TV setting and select Video Input and Select the Input Port that your DirecTV box is hooked to. (In my case HDMI1). Then you will select that you are trying to sync your Service Provider and it will give you a list of device manufacturers. Select DirecTV limited and it will start to give you codes to try. You test these by trying the channel button up or down. If the channel changes you have found your code and you will click on "Yes" and you are ready to control. The "Guide" button will now bring up the DirecTV Guide and you no longer need the DirecTV remote.
Not out of luck, Dynex.com says to use codes from other model of televisions. The way I did it (I have a DirecTV remote as well) is just did a code search till I found which one turned it off. The only thing it won't do is change which input you use, but the menu, volume and channel controls all work fine.
If you are trying to connect a VCR to your television and still have Directv, this is the way to do it. Disconnect your Directv receiver from your television, Then connect the VCR to the television either through coax or RCA cables. If using the coax cable connect the out to tv on the VCR to the television. If using RCA cables connect the RCA OUT to the television AV1 connection. Once that is done, connect tha Directv receiver to the VCR using either coax or RCA cables. the Directv receiver only has RCA outputs so, if using RCA cables connect to VCR in. Remember that in order to see the Directv the VCR needs to remain on and it must be on the channel line in. If using coax cable connect to the VCR where it says in from antenna. Remember that if using this method your VRC does not have th remain on to view Direct. If you're trying to record Directv, then your VCR need to be on the same channel as the Directv output channel either channel 3 or 4. If trying to record Directv using RCA connections the VCR needs to be on the AV settings. If you have any futher questions please feel free to call me at (361)510-0339
I don't know what flat screen tv you have,but you must be aware of the coaxial input behind the TV.It could be analog input,digital input and OUTPUT!! Anyway,if you connect your basic directv box to your digital input,it will not serve you any purpose to get HD channels and you don't have the HD directv box.The TV will not display digital channel for you because if you use coaxial input to TV,you should be under either channel 3 or 4 and be sure either channel had been saved under memory.In order to change channels,you will need to change it from your directv box. JUST LIKE a VCR connect to TV.TV will be under channel 3 or 4,and you will change your channels from the VCR.Don't forget to scan all the channels from the VCR! solutiondoct
Tried various blog comments and came up with one that semi-worked. For the above LCD TV DVD combo (Trutech Model PVS31170551) the code for directv is 10030. It allows you to control the TV portion of the LCD with the Directv remote but it does not control the DVD part of the LCD.
I'm 90% satisfied with the solution, thanks to the bloggers.