Question about Mitsubishi WS-65809 65" Rear Projection Television

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Slow Channel Changing


I just bought this TV and it takes 2 - 3 seconds in between channel changing, which is REALLY slow, especially for the year 2009.

I have the set plugged directly into my cable cord coming from the wall, (no cable box)

Is there any way I can speed up the channel changing so its not a full 3 second delay in between each channel?

Would a cable box or a Tivo help?

Thanks for any anticipated help!


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  • dbr1234 Jan 12, 2009

    This is a new TV, just out of the box.

    I am using basic cable (no premium services or any bells or whistles) and it is going straight from the wall to the TV, without a cable box. (My local community offers free standard cable of 50 channels)

    I think Tivo would help, but I am not sure if Tivo ddoes the tuning in it? Any idea if it would help? Or should I subscribe to Cable and get one of my local cable companies boxes?

  • dbr1234 Jan 12, 2009

    I think its basic cable, not through the air. I get the Cable guide channel which is not transmitted through the air.

    Should I buy a cable box or a Tivo to speed up the channel surfing ya think?.



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The question really is whether or not the set has always had this problem. If not, then we need to look at a possible problem with either the power supply or the tuner. Can you update this and indicate whether or not this is a new problem?

As far as using an external device (cable box or Tivo), if the tuning is done with either type of external box, then the TV would be on a fixed channel so yes, the problem woud go away.


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  • ABRsvcs Jan 12, 2009

    If you are receiving a digital signal over the air through an antenna, then the channel changes will take a few seconds. This is so that enough digital info is received to produce the entire picture. I have seen this using a converter box as well. What used to be instant channel changes takes a few seconds to kick in.




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