How can this be happening if she is not hooked up to the cable
My mother has an rca flat screen tv, about two years old. she has it hooked up to a set of rabbit ears only...NO cable, No direct tv reciever box is anywhere near the t.v. it's only hooked up to the rabbit ears...my mother is getting one channel, snowy and has the direct t.v. logo acting like a screen saver...how can this be happening?
Re: how can this be happening if she is not hooked up to...
If you see the logo she has directv. tune her t.v. to channel 03 or 04 and she should have a picture,if she lives in a apt. her feed may be coming from her provider or her t.v. is hooked up to another t.v. that does have a directv receiver. if this doesn't solve your riddle get back with me as i work for direcv in the tech dept. hope this helps you...
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I woke up one morning and the tv was dead, only a dark blue screen. remote works and that's it. i was thinking about doing the rca reset but don't know how to. this tv is only 2 years old when i brought it. I think it's time for a new flat screen with what the techs are asking for to fix it.
If you can see white, then all the CRTs are functioning. Make sure that the channel is set correctly. If the DVD is sending out channel 3 and the TV is set to channel 4, you will see the picture, but in B&W, Check that first. Let me know if that does not resolve it.
I'd first just hook up the DVD/VCR to the TV and get that working. I'm assuming all you need is the standard cable type connection. This will at least your 4 year old happy. Then you can experiment with the S cable. The S cable will give a cleaner signal from the DVD to the TV. then hook up audio and video cables from the Direct TV to the DVD input. The audio and video will be cleaner using S cables and audio and video cables, but stadard TV cable should get you going. You didn't mention what model DVD player you have. You may have to select the correct inout on the DVD for the Direct TV connection.
Sounds like the red picture tube could be shorting internally which would cause the "all red" condition. In which case you'd have to replace the red tube. Are there horizontal (slightly slanted) lines through the picture as well when this is happening and a very very bright screen? If so it's most likely the tube.
Okay...you have a place on your remote which says input or tv/vcr or something like that. You may also have an input menu. You've got to find that. Right now, you're set on one or more of the component (a/v) inputs your set has. You've got to move that back to the tv input. If you are using a cable input or antenna input...these use one connector with a screw on fitting on it.
If you have a tv that does not have cable input...antenna cable, you'll need a balun adapter. Available at any electronics store. If you're trying to input rca style plugs...not every tv has this...especially if more than 10 years old.
Sounds that this might be the proverbial problem some brands have, specially RCA (funny this problem still exists. It was around even when I was a resident engineer for RCA Corp. 20 years ago and hasn't been modified). This problem relates to the tuner assembly. It is a relatively easy fix for a skilled technical person. The cost of repairing it shouldn't even be close to its replacement value, so, in my opinion, worth fixing. Since I do not know the model or age of your TV set (or the inclination you might have to take this as an excuse to get a new HDTV set - LOL), it is entirely your call!! Hope this helps. Let me know.
Hi, looks like a "Shop" job to me... ask for a "Quote" B4 ya proceede. If it's a CRT screen then ya have "Lost" one or more of ya colour "Guns" if LCD then the Driver circuitry has gone faulty. Either way it's not an easy fix.. for a home job.