Question about Zenith HDSAT520 DirecTV DTV Receiver
I have just purchased a Celestial set top box DVB8800HD. I have a four year old Analogue TV, Sony Trinitron model KV-PG21. The input terminals on the back of the Television are very basic.. yellow and black.
I had problems getting signal to input from the set top box to the TV via this connection, so instead ran a coaxial TV cable from the RF OUT of the box to the RF in of my TV. That has given me good picture on ABC 1 which is normally very ordinary in my area. All the other TV stations, SBS, Seven, Nine and Ten now give sharp clear picture. Much improved on what we were receiving.
Following the set up instructions per the manual, and pressing menu key on the remote I have been unable to display a DIALOGUE BOX on screen. I have also been unable to tune my analogue TV and VCR to the Digital TV channels that are supposedly available i.e. ABC2.
I live on the border of Marrickville and Enmore, out of line of sight of the Gore Hill transmitters, if that hasany influence.
No digital sound comes from Digital Coax or Optical and in order to utilize a digital signal u need HDMI or Component although component wont be truly digital. Try running everything to the TV then the sound out of the TV into the sound system. If its a high def source like high def cable box then use the optical conection on the back of the aquos and plug than into your surround system. if ur system doesnt support Optical or digital coax then you need an updated surround system. If i misunderstood your question im sorry. If u live in CT though stop by Circuit city in North haven. either myself, Dave, or my associate Justin should be able to help you out. and dont worry we're not on commission or anything.
Posted on Feb 03, 2007
It is working as designed. The purpose of your cable box is to take in a wire containing all of the possible channels you might watch, and then extract *one* channel, and force it to appear as channel 3. If you connect the cable directly to the VCR, then the VCR's "tuner" (ie, channel selector) has an opportunity to extract any channel it wants. But... as you point out, your VCR won't be able to "see" any of the digital channels. So... if your goal is to be able to watch any of the digital channels, the signal must pass through your cable box, which will put the selected channel on channel 3. There is no value in going from the VCR to the cable box, since the VCR's tuner will have already filtered out all but one channel. It would be helpful to make a list of what your useage goals really are, since there are so many different ways to hook these things up. Are you interested in: - watching digital channels? - recording digital channels? - watching one channel while recording another? - using higher quality video signals (composite, s-video, component, etc) rather than RF (ie, channel 3) And so on. Keep in mind that you have *three* tuners: Your cable box, your VCR, and your TV. It sounds like only your cable box can tune in the digital channels. If your cable box puts out any non-RF signal, then the best choice would be to go: Coaxial Wire -> Cable Box -> Video Connection -> VCR -> Video Connection -> TV, with the VCR and the TV both set to "video". Then you would only use the cable box as a tuner, the VCR would only see the tuned channel (via video in), and the TV would see the same channel (or whatever tape you are playing) on its video input.
Posted on Mar 29, 2007
SOURCE: Need help with PIP
When you go into the menu to choose the PIP source the PIP comes on to confirm that a valid source has been selected. It is normal for the PIP to close when the menu is exited. To display the PIP normally you will need a remote with a PIP button. Most universal remotes today have PIP functions but if you get a Zenith original replacement then you are guaranteed to enjoy the other PIP features such as size, position, freeze and swap.
Posted on Jul 27, 2007
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