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No Digital TV Picture LG DAT-250 DVD Home Theater with Digital TV Receiver

Everything works with the system except for the digital TV now. When I select TV/Radio the TV turns green and is on channel 2. I cant change the channel or even go into the setup menu. The onl button that seems to work is the volume. If I swith to Radio it works fine as well as dvd/cd. Please help and advise. (bought and used in Australia)

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Re: No Digital TV Picture LG DAT-250 DVD Home Theater...

FWIW, I bought one of these receivers from the tip a few months ago ($5!) and it powered up with no picture. I opened it up and found one definitely blown capacitor, and that the main power cap was bulging out.

Replaced those two and mine now works. It looks like it may have suffered from the so-called "capacitor plague". So you may find one or more caps have gone in yours, as well. Easy and cheap to repair if you have some soldering skills, but may not be worth it otherwise.

That said, if anyone has a spare remote control for this model please get in touch (I can't find a generic remote that works with it)!

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Re: No Digital TV Picture LG DAT-250 DVD Home Theater with Digital TV Receiver - Home Theater Systems

Did you check PAL/NTSC settings?

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2. Plug an HD Optical cable (the one with the red laser) from your LG HTS (Home Theater System) to your satellite box. This will carry your HD "audio" ONLY.

3. This is the magic everyone seems to be overlooking. On the LG TV remote, go into the menu options and disable SIMPLINK by setting SIMPLINK=OFF. This feature allows the video and audio signals to be split over 2 different ports: HD video goes over the HDMI cable and the audio to go over the HD Optical cable.

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in the dvd player make sure you just leave it default (bitstream) but in the home theater receiver don't select 5.1 b/c that will only give you a virtual 5.1 not a true 5.1. In fact don't select any sound field at all just select dolby digital or dts depending on the source of the movie then you should be ok.

The only other problem i can see is that hdmi sends both the sound and picture to the tv. You will need to see if there's a function on the dvd player to only send the picture via hdmi and the sound via the optical out of the dvd player.

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