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Unable to display Dialogue Box on TV screen

I have just purchased a Celestial DV8800HD digital set top box for use with my Sony Trinitron KV-PG21 Analogue TV. The TV only has yellow and black input/output connections on the rear of the set, and I was unable to receive any signal from the STB via this connection. Instead, I was able to display good picture using the coaxial cable connections. Out from the STB and in on the TV. The picture was now good on ABC1 which I had problems receiving, and excellent on SBS, and crystal clear and much improved on Seven, Nine and Ten.
I was however unable to display a dialogue box on my TV screen after selecting menu. As a result I have been unable to find any of the free to air Digital services advertised including ABC2. I have tried scanning through both the VHF and UHF bands of both my TV and VCR to no avail.

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  • moggus May 11, 2010

    I need to correct the information you've given me. The Digital set top box is a Celestial DVB8800HD... not a Zenith HDSAT520 DirecTV DTV Receiver Problem as in your reply. I was only able to receive picture on my TV screen after connecting the Coaxial Cable from the exterior Antenna to the RF in connection on the set top receiver, and running a second Coaxial cable from the RF out to the RF in of the Sony Trinitron KV-PG21 Analogue TV . Apart from the RF in connection, the TV only has yellow and black picture/sound plug connections. Running the component plugs from the set top to these didn't work. With the coaxial connection the picture is better than before but can't pick up any DIGITAL TV, and unable to bring up a DIALOGUE BOX on the TV screen via menu function on the remote.

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