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Unknown input timing

Ok. i have my Insignia ns-lcd26a hooked up to my ps3 via hdmi cable. it was working fine one day but i had to go to work. i shut it off and now the tv displays no signal then freezes. after it freezes it starts like turning white and spreading all over the place, i've never seen it before and dont know what to do. first thing i did was eliminate the ps3 as the problem. i hooked it up to the tv with the old cables and did the video reset. it worked. (the most crappy graphics ive seen in a LONG time lol) so, out of curiousity, i hooked up the hdmi cable, did the video reset sequence again, it came up and asked if i would like to use the hdmi for video. i said yes, obviously, then it asked if i would like to use the optimal settings, i said yes. the display went blank and now displays no signal for a minute then comes up with unknown input timing. anyone know whats going on?

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  • mefredd May 12, 2009

    ok, i just hooked it up via the hdmi cable but didnt choose the automatically select optimal settings thing. i went through and found that the tv works great using 480p, BS for graphics compared to what im used to but it works, sound works right and everything. i tried switching it to 720p and it did the whole unknown input timing thing again. not sure what to do

  • mefredd May 15, 2009

    also, my bose 321 system is hooked up to the tv with an optical cable. the tv no longer sends a signal to the bose. i tried hooking another tv up to my bose with the optical cable and it worked fine. 

  • mefredd May 15, 2009

    somebody anybody gimme some help here. im dying to know whats up with my tv and if i need to buy a new something (proove to the wife without any doubt that i need a new one and i get a sharp aquos 42 inch 1080p:D)

  • stoneheaded May 11, 2010

    NEWS from CPSC
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

    Office of Information and Public Affairs
    Washington, DC 20207


    April 2, 2009

    Release #09-183

    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-0462

    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Best Buy Announces the Recall of Certain Insignia 26-Inch Flat-Panel LCD Televisions Due to Fire Hazard

    D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
    the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the
    following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled
    products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Insignia 26-inch flat-panel LCD model IS-LCDTV26 televisions

    Units: About 13,300

    Importer: Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn.

    Hazard: The television’s power supply can fail, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: Best
    Buy has received two reports of fires that included damage to the
    television and wall. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands.

    Description: This
    recall involves Insignia 26-inch flat-panel LCD televisions, model
    number IS-LCDTV26. The model number is printed on the back of the
    television and the word “INSIGNIA” is printed on the bottom front. No
    other Insignia model televisions are involved in this recall.

    Sold exclusively at: Best
    Buy stores nationwide, at, and from August 2005 through June 2006 for about

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers
    should immediately stop using the recalled televisions and contact the
    Best Buy hotline to receive a gift card for the value of a replacement

    Consumer Contact: For
    additional information, contact Best Buy at (800) 233-0462 between 9
    a.m. and 9 p.m. CT daily, or visit the firm’s Web site at



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