Hi I have an old Toshiba Model nr: cf27h50 I had to get a Digital TV Converter the other day adn when I am trying to connect it the manual for the converter tells me to: Turn on the tv and switch it to external AV mode, and then I will see a picture coming from the box. My problem is, I cant find how to get it to AV mode. I ahve connected so many things through my reciever with this TV, so i did not think it was going to be that hard to connect this one. Again, I don't know how to find the AV mode. Anyone who can help?
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Re: Again, I don't know how to find the AV mode.
The converter that you have will only work thru the tv cabel. If you have a s-video you can use that for the picture but you still need to use the red and white audio cables for the sound. This converter will not give you HD but it will make the picture you recieve better. The picture will play thru your TV on chanel 3 or 4 and you need to use the remote that came with it to change stations. Hope this helps.
I had the same problem just now trying to get my Tivax STB-T8 converter to work the 1st time I tried to set it up. I couldn't see anything on the TV or VCR that indicated what "external AV mode" is or if either unit had it.
The ONLY change I made -- on both the TV & the converter box -- was to switch the "ch 3 or ch 4" from ch 4 to ch 3. (I'd always used my TV & VCR on the ch 4 setting.) Once I did that, I got the menu & was able to proceed w/the next steps & it appears to work.
One caveat: I have yet to figure how the VCR works in all of this. I have it hooked up in the mix, but have yet to attempt to have both the VCR & TV on. (Maybe I don't need to do that anymore -- I may have done that cuz my external antenna was hooked up to the VCR & then the VCR to the TV & that's how i got a decent signal.)
I have no clue as to what the difference is betw ch 3 & ch 4 or if it would solve your seemingly similar problem on your particular TV & converter combination, but it would be worth giving it a shot.
If it works, I'd be interested to hear your feedback.
Fingers crossed -- Jim
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This is a common symptom of tuner trouble. A common problem is bad solder connections inside. As the set warms up, small cracks on joints from the tuner circuit board to its metal case can cause the trouble you describe. If you tap on the TV or wiggle the connector where the antenna or cable line goes, the picture will sometimes pop back in if this is the case. It's also possible the tuner has parts that quit working as they warm up. The only way to know for sure is to remove the tuner, check over the connections, repair any that are iffy, and see if the trouble continues. This is not a repair for a do-it-yourselfer, though, because of the soldering involved.
If the trouble isn't bad connections in the tuner, there's not much you can do. I've checked the parts sources I use. The original Toshiba part is no longer available and I haven't found any replacement. If you're using a cable box or other video source, you can keep using the TV just for its AV inputs and not worry about the tuner any more. Otherwise, given repair labor cost and lack of parts, it's probably more economical to replace this TV instead of trying to repair it.
Hi, John. No your tv is an older standard definition tv with an NTSC tuner..that was the old type tuner for analog stations. You will need to get an ATSC digital tuner in order to tune in digital broadcasts.
Luckily, you don't have to spend hundreds to get one. WalMart and several other stores carry inexpensive digital tuner converters that are in the $30-$40 range.
I hope this helps you out on getting stations picked up, as without the converter, your tv would only be good for hooking up a dvd player to it, or for video games.
From the description you have provided it is the picture tube, the popping sound has come from the guns and created a grid short in the picture tube itself knocking out one or two primary colors. This can not be repaired short of changing the tube which would not be cost effective, the money would be better spent on a new set.
just an idea the t.v. is 10 years old ok. Now look at the back can you see inside if so chances are there is a build up of dust which makes a great t.v. wrecker. So vacuum the dust out and see if that helps.
The short answer is yes. The method is to set the TV to receive either channel 3 or 4. The converter will receive the digital broadcasts and "re-broadcast" them on either 3 or 4 analog for the TV to receive.
good day , what button can you see infront of your TV screen?
Not familiar with this model but if you'll manage to locate a button marked as "TV/AV" or "AV" press this button until it the display switch to A/V mode (audio/video). Or if this is a really old model, from Tuner mode or channel model. set the channel station to 1 then press the " - channel " button and see if it will change from tuner mode to A/V mode