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Frame periodically freezes on Vizio 37'' TV

This TV is hooked up to an antenna with a booster. In the last week, it has frozen two times. The first time it was 1 1/2 hrs. later that I returned into the room and saw it frozen on the news station at 8:29 AM

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  • kathykul Dec 22, 2008

    My tv is hooked up to cable and freezes after being on for about 3 hours. The only way to shut it off is to unplug it.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    my tv freezes permanently within 5 minutes of being on. nothing works the remote nor the buttont. strangely the sound continues while the frame remains frozen. any solutions?

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    freezes more and mor often i just un plug it then plugit back in i think its a defective tv tuner/processor bc externall inputs are not effected

  • solusob Feb 14, 2009

    I have a similar problem on a Vizio 37" LCD tv. The screen freezes (frozen) and the remote ceases to work. You can't do anything. NO buttons work, I have to unplug the tv and plug back in to get working again. It has done it twice in the past few hours but never has before. I have a fine digital signal verizon fios cable so the signal is not the issue.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    My Tv started doing it when I had to use the High number Rf Channels after cable said you needed a box. the Channels not available without a digital box were still available on Vizio Rf channels. But after hours on one of those channels it will freeze the picture with no sound. Nothing works but unplugging.
    But It ONLY happens with the RF channels. Gonna contact Vizio.


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HELLO to the guy saying hello ... I am on cable and have the same freezing problem ... so take the attitude and shove it!!!!!

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I am experiencing the exact problem with my vizio. It is 2 yrs old old this has occurred about 3 times in the last month! Sometimes the picture is black othertimes it is frozen on screen. I am a cable customer and have had the unit adapted for HD .Yhe only cure is to unplug it and wait and restart. SDUCH an ANNOYANCE, Vizio will do nothing and says it has not one other documented comlaint of this nature... REALLY??? what can we do now??

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  • chrisapirie Oct 01, 2010

    Wachusett`s note just about hits the answer. It happens in Southern England via TV reception from Sky and whilst TV goes into freeze frame the audio continues. Until improvements are introduced the only solution is to switch off TV, then switch TV back on and problem has vanished.


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Hello, your picture freezes becuase your using unstable reception like over air analog signal antenna. even with a booster you still loose signal if theres storms or weather events. try using a more stable signal like cable or satelite service even digital adapter for digital tv this may help with the freezing.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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Your statement is confusing. Why? because you stated " This tv is hooked up to an Antenna with a Booster", then you said it's connected to Cable Tv. I will answer this both ways for you.
If your on an Outside Antenna or Rabbit Ears, even with a booster, if the signal is not good prior to getting to the antenna then a booster only amplifies what it see's and that may be as we call it, "garbage". In a HDTV the freezing can happen when that situation is at hand, however if you are on Cable and we know the signal is clean ( we hope? ) then the problem is with the software in the set and should be looked at by a service center, or if it's right out of the box then I would exchange it.
In digital technology there's no maybe, it's yes or no! If the signal is not what's required, then you get what your experiencing now, IF, there's nothing wrong with the set, and there may be. I just repaired another brand doing the same thing and it was the Main Control Module. So, I hope I helped you in isolating the problem. Please keep me posted...

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