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High Def input search

During any High Def broadcast, when the screen displays any picture that has a bright image,(such as following a golf ball in the bright sky or following a football against the white roof of a dome stadium or many images during a CSI show)the screen goes black and a small ICON appears in the lower right hand corner indicating the TV is searching for an input such as "YPbPr1". After it goes thru it's search mode the picture comes back.

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It sounds like you arent using the correct ports for a HD tv or arent using a HD digital player or HD cable. Still having problem let me know but thats what it looks like to me. Do you have anything plugged into these ports from a HD device? DVD,Digital Recorder, etc?

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Below are some troubleshooting tips for a TV that has a fuzzy or blurry picture;

If your Plasma or LCD TV picture is blurry or fuzzy there are several things that may be causing the problem. It's worth running through the following list before seeking service. You may find yourself saving the full cost of a TV repair.

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According to apex its not and does not have a digital tuner the only way this can be high def would be 720P meaning 720 lines progressive scan.

Your aspec Ratio is 4:3 this indeed is a standard TV without a digital tuner so you will need a digital setop box or a digital tuner.

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  • Front-panel audio/video input accommodates a camcorder, VCR, or gaming console
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Technical Details
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  • Model: AT2702
  • Display Technology: CRT
  • Display Size: 27 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Speakers Included: 2 speakers
  • Height: 18.7 inches
  • Width: 29.5 inches
  • Depth: 23.2 inches
  • Weight: 88.2 pounds


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4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
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This setup can be found in your manual that came with the tv on page 38
you may also download it at the following address for free.

http://media.onecall.com/Image_Products/Sharp/LC_GD6UManual.pdf

Digital Setup
This setting allows you to set the image of Digital
broadcasting.

Video Setup
You can adjust the settings for Digital image.

Screen Size
Set the format of image of Digital broadcasting.

1 Press MENU and the MENU screen displays.

2 Press < > to select “Digital Setup”.



3 Press ^ v to select “Video Setup”, and then
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4 Press ^ v to select “Screen Size”, and then
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Press < > to select “Manual” or “Auto”.

Manual is default auto is optional
since all tv channels do not broadcast in the same definition auto would be recommended

Selected item Description

Manual

Broadcasts in formats other than
480i will be converted and
displayed in the 1080i format.
With 480i broadcasts you can
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size of your choice.

Auto.
All broadcasts will be converted
and displayed in the 1080i
format.

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