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Initial set-up not working

We have a new HDMI flat screen Phillips TV with a set top cable box, HDMI capable, with cable wire connected to the set top box and HDMI cable from the set top box to the TV into HDMI #1 port on the TV. All we have on the screen is "channels not available". So I disconnected the HDMI cable from the box to the TV and connected a coaxial cable from the set top box to the TV, and we got a picture (but not high definition). Help please!




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or send it in for repair here


Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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You can disable the digital audio output in the audio tab at the setup menu.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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SOURCE: broke the piece where the cable wire goes in...what's it called?

Do you have a cable box or satilite box? You can come out of the box with the video output and into the tv and use it on video1 or whatever...and use it that way. Also a vcr will work the same way. Then your using the t.v. as a monitor and changing stations with the box. That's an easy "get-around" You just have to be careful when fixing the broken connector with a substitue cable. Some antenna inputs are isolated from ground, so if you use another cable, you will blow out the T.V. The isolator is usually a small 1 inch square box the connector came out of, then a small cable attaching to the tuner. If the connector was attached to the tuner itself, then you need a new tuner or a repairman to solder a new connector on. Don't try and solder one on yourself. I've yet to see that work be anyone other than a repairman. You could change the tuner yourself if you can solder somewhat well. Good-luck.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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That is a convergence problem, it may be because of a faulty defective IC.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Recording HD channels

well you would need to hook up cable box to dvd recorder. the only draw back first off is one you cannot get hd onto a dvd. you can down scale and it will seem a little cleaner than standard def but of coarse it will never be high def. I'm not to familiar with the motorola boxes but if they offer dvr's in your area i would suggestgetting one you can record all channels then afterwards transfer them to a outside device. but as i said before high def cannot fit onto a dvd unless you plan to copy one movie to 6-7 disc. Just keep in mind a standard high def channelcan only fit 2 max on one freq due to the amount of data transfer as opposed to 10 to 12 standard def digital channels

Posted on May 08, 2009

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