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No HD picture

It seems the 32" Protron will not get a HDTV picture. We hooked up the composite cables coming from the HDTV tuner box supplied by Cox to another set and it gets the HD just fine. But this set jusy wont get them. The owner swears that he got them before but not now. We changed the source many many times to no avail. He gets the HD channels but they are not HD pictures. ???

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Re: No HD picture

Protron (now SpectronIQ) says HD only works if the component cables are in Comp2 on the set.

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I need to know what hooks on the back of the TV into the mother/sister to provide regular TV. Some sort of converter? Which kind?

The Protron PLTV-32 only has an analog tuner (NTSC). So you need a digital to analog converter to watch OTA programming. A basic d-t-a converter will give you Standard Definition output (480i) (either on the TVs antenna in or the composite in inputs).

Since the TV can show a high definition signal (720p), you could also use an HD tuner set top box. However, these are significantly more expensive than the $40-70 SD converter boxes that were sold for purchase with the government coupon last year. Alternatively you can use a DVR with a tuner as your set top box (computer with a tuner card) to the VGA or DVI inputs on the TV.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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If you are using the TV's tuner and an aerial, the aerial has a problem , (one of the reflectors/elements has come off or is bent) or the tuner unit has gone low gain at the lower frequencies.
Have a look outside at your aerial. Or there is a poor connection in the aerial system.
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I have an HD cable box from COX, but I can't get HD... but I do get the HD channels, just not in High Def.

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Digital or not????

You can get the owner's manual at;

You need a converter box.

33.07"W × 25.83"H × 9.09"D
Weight 45.54lbs
Panel Type Active Matrix TFT LCD
Screen Size 32" widescreen (16:9)
Color Range 24 bits (16.7 million colors)
Max. Resolution 1366 × 768
Pixel Pitch 0.51075mm (H) × 0.51075mm (V)
Sync Range Horizontal: 30–80kHz
Vertical: 50–85Hz
Contrast Ratio 800:1
Brightness 500 cd/m2
Viewing Angle Vertical: +/–85°
Horizontal: +/–85°
Response Time 16ms typical
Inputs 2 × progressive scan component video (RCA)
3 × composite video (RCA)
1 × S-Video
6 × stereo audio (RCA)
1 × SVGA (15-pin D-Sub)
1 × stereo audio line in, 0 dBV nominal (1/8" TRS)
Outputs 1 x composite video (RCA)
1 × stereo audio (RCA)
1 × subwoofer (RCA)
1 × headphone (1/8" TRS)
Video Formats Supported SDTV: 480i
EDTV: 480p
HDTV: 720p, 1080i
TV Tuner NTSC-M, CATV, 181 channels
TV Audio Mono, Stereo, SAP
Parental Controls V-Chip (TV PG, MPAA)
Picture-In-Picture PIP, PBP
Closed Captioning CC1–4, TEXT1–4
Speakers 2 × 10W
Plug and Play Compliance VESA DDC1, DDC2B
Power Supply 100–240VAC, 50–60Hz
Power Consumption Operation: 232W
Standby: <3W
Storage Temperature 0 to 60°C
Operating Temperature 5 to 35°C

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