We bought a modem to get cable through the university in town ( saves like 20 bucks a month ) only catch is : You have to buy the modem yourself. Well we got this one, gave them the MAC # and all that, guy comes and tries to install the cable, and he says it's the modem. Apparently they have seen this happen before with these right out of the box, so I am wondering if there are any tricks to try?
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Normally the TV will work with over the air signals, but depending on how far you are from the station it does poorly as the new frequencies are higher in the band width and do not travel through the aur as well as the old signals. For that reason you have picture degredation and drop outs. If you have cable, then you need a set top box from your cable carrier. Those boxes cost about 5-6 bucks to rent each month. They take the signal from the cable and put it out on channel 3 or 4 (your choice on the STB) and you can use the cable companies remote to change channels depending on what package you bought.
I would look around for a better deal anyway.
I dont know of any ISP that charges you for the rental of a modem.
I am in the UK, and every internet service provider gives you the modem (and usually a wireless router) free with the package
I bought a second hand Durabrand BH2004D. Then the problem started on finding a universal remote that could work on this tv. It was very fustrating the first day. Then I went to K-mart and bought the Sony RM-EZ4 universal remote. My god it worked, and it was only around ten bucks. The code that worked was 8081. Hopefully ill save someone the fustration that i went through.
A universal remote will work as long as vizio is listed as one of the brands on the back of the box for the remote. Most of them are easy to program as long as you follow the directions. You can pick one up for less than ten bucks just about anywhere.
if you bought a new rca tv, the codes have changed. until the cable companies catch up, you will need to use the remote that came with our tv AND the remote that came with your comcast box. Or, you can buy a LEARNING UNIVERSAL remote. this is different than a regular universal remote.
Had the same problem. You have to get a universal remote that matches the tv. Bought it today at Kmart (Walmart has it too). Only set me back $10-11 bucks and most def. worked. Set it to the tv and hit the Input button, GAME mode came right on. Here is what I posted in another forum on here.
Toshiba 1100 modem are no longer compatible with any service providers anymore. The reason for this is Toshiba quit making cable modems and no longer supports them. Since they no longer support their modems, they don't write firmware to make them DOCSIS 2.0 compatible and since most service providers use 2.0, your DOCSIS 1.1 modem will not function correctly. Actually what is really happening is the 1100 modems cannot correctly decipher the 2.0 and are constantly changing their transmission power levels. You definitely need another modem, and if you are using Cox, ask about their refurbished ones for about 20 bucks.