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HP PL4260N source list entries are all "Cable"

I have an HP PL4260N Plasma TV. When I click source on my remote, all entries on the list are "cable". When I first bought the tv, it listed out all the different connectors (eg HDMI, Svideo, etc.). Now the entire list is Cable. Is there a config I can select to get the comprehensive source list?

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    No.  I have a Yamaha Amp between the DVR and TV all connected by HDMI cables.  The Wii is connected directly to the tv using component, and I also have my laptop hooked directly to the tv using the standard projector port.  The TV used to show the list of all connections (HDMI, Svideo, Component, etc etc) when I clicked "Source" on the remote.  Now all the entries on the list read "CAble"

  • Peggy Small May 11, 2010

    Did you just install a cable box? Is it in between your other sources and the TV? If it is, try changing the imput on the cable box instead.



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Video board is most likely damaged from a electrical spike, you may try looking at the capacitors on the boards inside the tv and see if they are damaged capacitors are an easy solution to problems some of the time.

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Is it only when connected to the computer? If so there are several settings that could be causing the issue. The biggest is the refresh rate, make sure it's set to a max of 60HZ. Also make sure the resolution is not set to high. If your TV is 720p it's 1280x720, for 1080p it's 1920x1080 MAX! Also make sure the cable is tight on both ends. If all this is okay, it may be a hardware issue, but it's doubtful. Try hooking the computer to another TV.

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Sounds like a main board fault. Contact any service technician to confirm. If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Viewing it in "Mosaic" will make surf easy.

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I also have a hp plasma pl4260n ... we bought a harmony 550 remote and you program it on your computer!! It is the best thing ever controls everything...good news is they are on sale at best buy online probably in store also right now they are 49.99 normally this one is 99.99 so it is a great deal, i also picked one up for the inlaws christmas present!!
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i also have 2 horizonatl lines that roll about a foot apart up the screen...
i have been told twice now by two different people that it is a cable grounding problem, so if you have cable tv call the company and tell them what it is doing, i was informed they are aware of this problem and can install a filter at the main cable in line and this should solve this problem...which since i just had this looked at this morning i am going to be calling the cable company today!
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