I have hooked up my TV to a Charter Box and it does not show any picture when trying to view cable, but can see picture when viewing a DVD movie. If there some sort of a reset button on this TV or some sort of a lock that I need to remove?
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Re: I can't see or hear anything
If you are saying the tuner input (coax) on
the back of your tv does not work,but the video
inputs do==then I suggest you use the yellow,
red and white output of the Charter box into
a video input on the tv. This kind of hook-up I call a tuner by-pass.It is an excellant diagnostic tool used on field service calls.
Hope it helps.
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power off all items... do you have cable/satellite (this cable wire needs to be connected from box to the in on VCR) from the out on VCR connect back to TV...okay DVD you should have 3 cable wires (red/white and yellow) this is to be plugged into AV1 (on the back or side of TV) follow the colors... red to red and so on...note you should tune your Flat panel CH 3 along with the VCR (set it CH 3)... okay turn on all, get a tape, pop it in VCR press play... do we have a picture and sound? okay press stop.. get a DVD disk place it into DVD player press play.. using your TV remote we need to change the source from component/cable to AV1 in order to view a DVD. and change it back once finish so you can view regular TV. okay do we have picture and sound?
your RCA jacks from the DVD player....should be connected to the Vizio a/v 1 in the back of TV (yellow to yellow, red & white to red & white)... now to view using the remote to TV switch to a/v (play a DVD, you should now have a picture and sound)
U get a channel numder and menu screen do show up?Not the tv,it the incomming broadcasting signal cable plug in or the cable box itself have problems.Tries unplug,replug the tv and the cable box back in like about an hour later.The tv will reset itself to the factory setting and the cable box should upgraded it softwares.Should work now.If have the same problems,tell the cable company change the cable box or check the incomming broadcasting cable wire with another tv,see the incomming broadcasting signal cable wire,with a new cable box,see if it work.
This type of hook up is only for television viewing, to view the DVD you might consider purchasing some componet cables, they are color coded so hooking up is a snap, on the back of the DVD player you will see three RCA type connections Red/Green/Blue. componet cables are also these colors, connect one end of the cables to it coorsponding color on the back of your DVD and the other in the same color connectors labeled componet 1 input on the back of your television. You will also need a red and white RCA connector also for the audio as this is sound, a total of 5 connections will complete the hook up. Or you can go the simple route and use RCA type cables that come as yellow/red/white but for the best picture use componet cables this will allow you to watch your movies in HD.
The Red & White Cable must be plug into the Audio IN of the TV RCA jack this is for Left & Right audio. The Yellow must be plug in into Video Input of the TV for the picture. If you select the AV1 as your DVD input, to view it you must set the tv to AV1.
try bypassing the cable box and plug the cable directly into the TV if you have a snowy picture you might have a cable issue. Also make sure you can view a movie from a DVD player.If your DVD player does not show a picture then you might still have a TV issue but if it does the problem is either your cable box or it's the cable going to the TV either not plugged in or defective.Also try moving your cable from the cable box to a different input on the back of the TV you could have a issue with only that one input (video source).
When you use the Time Warner Digital box, you're using the tuner inside that box rather than the tuner inside your TV to select a channel. Picture in picture TV's have two tuner's inside so you can view two channels, but they can only tune the analog channels from your cable company, and only if it's hooked up in a manner that will permit this to happen.
So you only have one digital tuner (the Time Warner Box) so you can only view one channel at a time even though your TV supports Picture in Picture.
It MAY be possible to have limited use of the PIP if you connect your TV in a different way. Your Time Warner box is most likely connected to your TV set with composite cables, those are the Yellow, Red, White cables. If you buy a coaxial cable splitter and split the cable before it goes into the Time Warner box you can then run a coax cable into both the Time Warner box and the coax input on your TV. This would allow you to tune the analog Time Warner channels with both of your TV's tuners. In my area I think the first 60 channels or so are still available in analog, but there is no way to watch any of the higher premium channels without the Time Warner box.
If you go through these steps and you select the coax input on your TV your PIP will work on the lower channels. It MAY be possible to tell your TV to display the input from the composite cables on one of the PIP screens and the input from the coax on the other, but I kind of doubt it.
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