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Digital Signal on my Conia TV has gone. Cant access menu for DTV

Can get reception for Standard tv, when i switch to DTV i get a black screen that says ''no signal'' if i press the enter key.
I cant even access the menu for DTV.
TV is a Conia LCD TV 40"

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  • alenbarakat Jun 18, 2009

    hi mate, that does help... Basically i'm using a normal external antenna.. not cable or anything.
    What was implemented recently? and how can i get my digital tv reception back using my external antenna (same one i used to use for my standard tv)
    Many thanks


  • alenbarakat Jun 18, 2009

    hrmm... I'm in Australia, when it says no signal the red light for the TV is red, where it's usually green when the tv has found a signal input or is on.
    In DTV mode i cant actually even go to the menu, i cant access anything but when i click enter on the remote it brings up no signal.
    Cant do anything but change the source back.
    Are there anyways to test what is wrong with the TV?


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I would guess that you are using either cable or satellite for reception. If that is the case, the signal is already a "digital" one. The digital reception you are attempting to receive is the over-air broadcast signal that was implemented recently. This change-over only effected those using external antenna connections. Cable and satelite systems have not changed.

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  • ABRsvcs Jun 18, 2009

    I'm going to guess that you are not a resident of the US, based upon your phrasing. The FCC here in the US mandated the change from analog over-air NTSC signals to Digital ATSC standards. It is this that I thought you were speaking about. IF not, then there is another problem.



    At this point, I would attempt an autoprogram to determine whether or not the digital tuner can detect any signal. Since all "tuning" is essentially based upon voltage changes inside the tuner, it is possible that a power supply problem can manifest itself in this manner. The analog and digital tuners are separate circuits that act independently with only a common antenna feed.



    You can also try leaving the set on for a while to see if it "recovers" and starts to get the digital stations. If yes, then start looking for poor solder connections that are effected by heat/cold.



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  • ABRsvcs Jun 18, 2009

    I'll send a note to someone that participates here and is from your country. He should be more helpful. Stay tuned...



    Dan

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Hey mate, Graeme here from Brisvegas :)

Few questions, where are you?

Did the set work previously for digital TV?
What is the analogue reception like?.
If the answer to these questions if yer, can you maybe find out what your neighbors digital reception is like?

Cheers mate :)

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