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Lower channels not working or fuzzy on LG 50PC1DRA

We have basic cable from Shaw Cable Canada and channel 3 just gets static, Channel 2 and 4 are very snowy and channel 5 and 6 are fuzzy and have slight vertical lines. We have had a a Shaw tech come and test the line and he said it's a problem with your tv's filter and that if we get a digital box the problem will go away. If it's possible to fix the tv, what part would we need? Would a digital box really resolve the issue?

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Hi Crikett,

    Thank you for the quick response. We actually have picture in picture on this tv set as well and the weird thing is that channel 3 or 4 works fine when it's not the dominant picture. So i can watch these channels without sound and the picture is crystal clear but when i swap the picture it becomes very fuzzy again.

  • aijalbuena May 03, 2009

    exactly the same problem with an LG. i do not know if it is exact model as you have but your description (with vertical lines) is what i have on channel 3. this is the channel where you get the digital cable and the digital box does not solve it. it was actually the fact that i got the digital box that i realized that the lower channels were fuzzy. i don't usually watch the lower channels on regular cable. the tech could not solve it and put the blame on the TV set.

  • aijalbuena May 03, 2009

    by the way, i am also subscribing to shaw cable. also, the fuzzy with vertical lines on my tv is intermitent. somedays it is there somedays channels 3 as well as the lower channels are crystal clear.

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I hope you have a VCR! I want you to do a brief 10 minute recording of each of the stations in question then play them back on the tv using the video input jack instead of ch 3 or 4. If you have the same problem then you have just recorded the cable signal coming into your home and therefor is the cable company's responsibility to repair. Have them come out and demonstrate the tape to them. You will enjoy the look on his or her face. If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate.
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