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V-chip My tv has been blocking channels with ratings over PG, it just started about 2 months ago. So I opened the manual and used the default code that is suppose to work, if you have never set up your own code, which I have not, and this has not worked! I can not get a phone number to these people at protron to get help, the number in the manual says that it is not reachable from our area?? Where are they located? Please someone help if you can this is driving me insane, I can not continue to watch the Disney channel the rest of my adult life!

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  • treyes Jan 08, 2009

    Sometimes when I turn on my tv there is no picture but there is sound, then I have to turn it off and back on, and then it is fine, but sometimes I have to do this several times...any solutions?

  • treyes Jan 08, 2009

    The TV is like a year old. And no I have not tried to reset everything, why should I? It shouldn't be doing this.

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You might want to check you parental controls and see if they have been changed on accident. If not here it the number to call.

Protron Digital Corporation
1910 S Archibald Ave I, Ontario, CA 91761-8501
Contact Phone:
(909) 354-4120 URL (web address): Business Category: Mfg Home Audio/Video Equipment in Ontario, CA Industry (SIC): Household Audio and Video Equipment

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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    Ward Messervy Jan 08, 2009

    Have you tried to restet everything to factory default to see if this works " not remote code default"

    How old is the TV?

    Is it still under warranty?

  • Ward  Messervy
    Ward Messervy Jan 08, 2009

    If you have children they could have played with the remote and changed some settings. If this is not the case I would try the factory defaults and if that don't work take it back and exchange it.

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