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Dell 32 LCD Flat Screen multiple problems

I hate this TV.  IT has been problematic since day one and Dell is exceedingly unhelpful.  I have problems with the picture and the sound.  Often when I powerup the TV I get a blank screen and no sound.  Occasionally I get sound and no picture.  The (un)help desk at Dell told me to hold the power button in the off position for thirty seconds to "discharge the static electricity".  This works sometimes but not always.  Also, some channels go to Black and White rather than color when I change channels.  Lately, I have been having a lot of sound "drop outs".  This is particularly true on commercials (I should complain LOL).  Recently the picture has been freezing and pixilating in squares or the picture and sound are not synchronized.   It has gotten so that I rarely watch TV because it is so frustrating.  Oh, when I play a DVD I do not experience these problems, so I guess the problem is with the tuner.

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I have checked all the connections and replaced all the cables with the highest quality I could buy.  I think the problem is in the TV tuner itself.  I live in a MDU so I am stuck with a rooftop satellite/master antenna.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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You've answered yourself. problem seems to be related with the cable/satelite tuner or connections. DVD plays perfectly so I would check the TV connections/cables or move over to a different cable/point.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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    Michael Lugassy Oct 23, 2007

    Can you connect the TV feed through your DVD in parallel, using a different cabling for inputting the picture?

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