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Poor digital picture Toshiba ZP38 TV

Digital picture is good but intermitantly picture gets a sort of snow effect on the outline of objects, like a snow effect around trees, mountains and peoples faces. Seems to be worse on white or light back grounds. TV is about 5 years old.Have changed all the scart leads etc in case it was a poor cable or connection.

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Re: Poor digital picture Toshiba ZP38 TV

Hi. Sounds like DRY JOINTS WITHIN DFS MODULE. This is a pcb within a rectangular metal screened box on the left hand side of set when looking from the front. Will need resoldering be carefull very fine print will need decent soldering iron with fine tip & poss magnyfying lamp to aid looking. If your not at all sure take to repair shop. This TV is nice set has one of the best crt pictures you can get.

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I was watching my television and all of a sudden the picture went snowy.

Only the older Analog type televisions get snow from lack of signal. The modern Digital TV gets pixilated. like missing pieces.
And on re-reading the title of your question, it does say CRT...... As in Cathode Ray Tube. (I thought they were all gone now, all around the world) Anyhow.... has your country switched off it's analog tv transmissions. This would give you snow. Because there is no Transmission. Seems unlikely they would stop transmission in the middle of what your watching.
Do you have a Digital Set Top Box feeding the TV? This would pick up Digital TV transmissions and convert them to your old CRT TV Screen. Knowing this should help you diagnose the problem.
Check the antenna input to your digital box and connections from the STB to your TV. They probably use a Yellow video cable and a Red & White (Sound Left & Right). You didn't mention if sound was still there?
Perhaps someone has pressed the remote control and the TV has jumped to one of the Antenna Channel inputs rather than the Video input (Yellow Video input)?
Might be that Simple.....
Good Luck

Feb 21, 2015 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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Want play no sound or picture

If you do not get snow for a picture then it is more than likely a power transformer and you might have to look around to find one.

Aug 06, 2009 | RCA P60928 TV

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Help! How to get the best TV reception in this part of my house!

the area where you live creates reflexions or gaps in the signal (seeing how hard is to get the signal) maybe mountains around maybe big constructions or just simple a deep in the overall terrain. In all this cases maybe the solution is to get signal from the sky. This is done by: ex (dishnetwork, comcast) or any of those vendors with the little round antenna that you pay monthly. Now if the problem is only in that room of the house; then an xtra instalation can feed signal to that area from the other areas in the house where the signal is working good with you other tvs around the house. Just a couple of splitters and good isolated cable is needed to transport it.

Apr 14, 2009 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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Colourful picture

Discoloration of this sort is caused by magnetism. All CRT TVs (like yours) have a de-gaussing coil around the picture tube that de-magnetizes the screen (more specifically the shadow mask) every time you turn it on. It is likely that the circuit that controls this coil is at fault. There is probably a cold solder joint where it connects to the main circuit board.

The other scenario is that someone (small child generally) has run a magnetic object very near to the screen, magnetizing the shadow mask (inside the picture tube) and causing a rainbow effect. This is less likely if the rainbow effect is a nice even circular shape. Generally if it's been magnetized by a magnet as described the discolored areas will appear blotchy.

In short, if you have some electronics skills, get in there with your soldering iron and touch up the connections to the de-gaussing coil. If not, find someone who does.

Oct 01, 2008 | Standard (CRT) Televisions

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Here is a couple of ideas, hope they help...Move any big speakers away from set, if there be any close by.
Also you will need to borrow a degaussing coil from someone, get them to explain to you and show you how to degauss a tv with the colors out of purity. Also, you may have a bad degaussing circuit in the tv...but definetly make sure no big magnetic speakers are in the same area or close to your tv. Hope this helps.
Another problem which would require someone knowledgeable of it, is a problem in the convergence circuit...depending on what brand of tv you have and how new it is...this problem causes an outline or color shadows around people and or objects.....the first problem above causes impurity or splotches of color in the video or picture.

Jan 19, 2008 | Toshiba 36A43 36" TV

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Tv needs fixing, advice appreciated

it would intermittedly display a bowed rainbow effect and the picture would jump to that/black/back into focus. it was nothing but due to change of place due to decaussing ckt to take care of magnetic effect of earth. this morning i turned it on with a black screen. It has audio but no video. your problem it sounds me that it is due to loose contact or loose connector or due to video ckt. as you said that sudio is ok. if you are not tech person call skilled tech to fix it .it is not a major problem. hope this will help you please let me know what happened.

Sep 29, 2007 | Toshiba TP50F60/61 TV

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RCA F36450 TV is intermittently snowy

Your tuner assembly has a bad connection inside of itself, or there is a bad connection around the tuner assy. if this is an ATC113 chassis Good Luck

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Tv seems ok by static and now, no sound (or very faint)

The problem you're describing sounds like a tuner problem. BUT you say that you have the same problem with A-V input too. That's weird!!! Possibly the electronic TV-AV switching circuit is messed up and stuck in the TV (tuner) position. If this is the case you DO have a tuner problem and a switching problem too.

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