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Tv freezes Actually its32Lc2D - but wasn't in yr drop down list. Tv freezes when watching digital broadcasts. Has always done this - but I used to switch over to analogue to get around the problem. But now analogue channels are finished and tv freezing is driving us nuts! Have to unplug power, then unplug antenna, then turn power back on, change channel with no signal, plug antenna back in and THEN... W can watch some tv! (until it does it again). I've read this is a known problem and there is a free in home fix (software upgrade). Please bring it!

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You need to boost your signal somehow, get a better antenna. nothing is wrong with the TV, this is a typical Dropout when signal is low.
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SOURCE: TV freezes when switching to a digital channel

The problem your describing can be contributed to your cable box. Depending on your cable company there are times when the box has trouble translating the signal to the tv. You tv is operating normally. Suggest to the cable company to switch your box.

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One of the benefits of converting to digital for the TV stations is that they now have the ability to transmit more than one program at the same time on the same RF channel. The number of additional channels they can broadcast is determined by the resolution of the program (SD vs. HD, text only, music only, etc.). The second number in their virtual channel number indicates that one of the additional programming sources from the same TV station is being viewed (10.2, 10.3, 10.4, etc.).
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If you have an antenna, you are trying to receive off-the-air broadcasting. Remember that a couple of years ago the US switched to digital broadcasting and analog stations went off the air. Your TV does not have a digital tuner, so you need an digital-to-analog adapter if you want to receive anything.

The US government had a program before the switch to help pay for the adapters, but that's long past now. Radio Shack sells them as do other retailers, and you can find them online as well.

The adapter picks up the digital broadcasts and converts them to a channel 3 or 4 TV signal that the analog tuner in your TV can receive. Some models of converter also feature video and audio jacks so you can connect it as an AV source like a DVD player. Once you've hooked the antenna to the converter and the converter to the TV, you'll be able to watch your local channels again. Maybe, that is.

The trouble with digital broadcasting is that signal strength makes a huge difference in reception. With analog, a weak signal would still give you a fuzzy but watchable picture. A weak digital signal may not even be detected, or you might get a picture that breaks up (pixelation) or freezes on the screen. You don't say what kind of antenna you have, but unless you're in or very close to a large city or near the station's transmitter, simple rabbit-ears may not be enough. Many people found after getting an adapter that they needed a better antenna, even something on the roof. In some areas (valleys, remote areas, places surrounded by many tall buildings, for instance) people found they could never get any channels. If you do in fact have a digital converter already (you didn't mention one), this could be the reason you can't get anything.

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My VCR not recording after the switch to digital tv signal


The answer to this question can get a little complicated. Lets tackle it in two parts. First the last part; the part about picking up channels as decimals. With analog TV transmission, it took the full television broadcast channel to transmit one standard definition TV program. The newer digital transmission system uses some advanced video compression and audio compression technology to reduce the data needed to transmit the pictures and sound which allows the same bandwidth to deliver either High Definition Television programming or MULTIPLE channels of Standard Definition programs. So in your example above, you use to watch one channel of programming on TV channel 4, but now the TV station can broadcast multiple channels of programming on channel 4, sot they delineate the programs with a decimal point. So 4.1 it the first program on TV channel 4, 4.2 it the second program on TV channel 4..... Well, I hope you get the idea.

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If you're using a conbverter box with this AKAI TV then you don't need it, it already includes an ATSC digital tuner inside it.

If the channel you're referring to is actually KMBC in KC, MO, you may be too far away from their broadcast towers to receive a digital signal, they broadcast on UHF channel 31 which is actually digital channel 29.1, if you go to http://www.antennaweb.org and type-in your address and then click continue on the next page it will show a list of all the broadcast antenna's for your area and how far your house is located from them.

But first, if you have this AKAI TV where you posted your question, then remove the converter box and attach the antenna coax cable to the digital input on the TV and then scan for channels from the TV itself and you should get better results.

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The only way you can tape a different show than you're watching is to do as you have done: purchase a second converter box and connect it to the VCR as you did with the TV. You can pick up a device called a splitter which will allow you to divide the antenna signal between the two boxes.

There are some problems with the splitter arrangement. If you need to adjust the antenna position to get a good signal on one channel, like the one you want to watch, that may mean it isn't in the best position for another, like the one you want to record. You might need two antennas for the best performance.

Also, you can't program recording on different channels at different times unless you'll be home to change channels on the converter box. The VCR will only find a signal on channel 3 or 4, depending on how you set up the box, and you'll always record on that channel. The TV channel you record will be chosen by the converter.

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It sounds more complicated to hook up than it actually is. It is more complicated and less flexible to use this setup than it was before the switch to digital broadcasting, but they call this "progress."

Hope this helps. If you need more information, just post a followup comment!

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