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Samsung LCD TV LE26R51BDX - No analogue TV or Freeview

My parents moved house at the weekend. They have a Samsung LCD TV LE26R51BDX which they used to use exclusively for watching Virgin cable 9 [via a scart lead obviously].

In their new home, they do not yet have cable or Sky. ''No problem'' I said, ''we will just connect it to analogue and/or Freeview through the rooftop aerial''. However, although I am 99% sure that I have followed all the correct menu controls:-
1. The TV picture is just really fuzzy black & white images [although it is picking up faint images & audio].
2. The DTV [Freeview] option just states that there is no signal.

I know that the problem is not the aerial or the cable because I substituted the Samsung LCD with a small portable TV and tuned in the analogue channels in seconds with super clear picture & audio.

Lastly, although I am not certain it is relevant, they purchased the TV from PC World [as a monitor???].

I am usually pretty techno savvy, so this has been a real puzzle. Any ideas would be really appreciated [and would save my reputation as the family IT guru].

Thanks.
Martin

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    clive pearson May 11, 2010

    Hi You say they purchased the tv from PC world as a monitor . did they pay a reduced price Ie: mangers specia; by any chance ?... Regards Vortash

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