Question about Philips Magnavox 50ML8105D 50" HDTV DLP TV
I HAVE TRIED AUTO PROGRAM - WE HAVE AN INDOOR ANTENNA HOOKED UP. FIGURE WE SHOULDN'T NEED THE CONVERTER BOX SINCE IT IS A HDTV. NO CHANNELS - NO SOUND HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just had a similar problem with this box - For the first month or two, I got the local NBC affiliate (KING-5 in Seattle) just fine on 5.1, then, after fiddling with my antenna setup, I lost it completely - NOTHING I could do would get it back. I tried a bunch of stuff - Multiple types of antenna, adding an antenna amp box, a handful of "homebrew" antennas - Nada. Yet all my other channels came in fine (although a couple were right on the edge - This box seems to need a "17" or higher on the signal strength - Some of my channels were reading in the 15-18 range, and suffering the "blockies" and sound dropout)
After hitting TVfool.com, found out that the KING digital signal is actually broadcasting on channel 48. Punched in 48.1, and there it was, clear as a bell, using nothing but a "wick" antenna (Basically, strip 4-1/4 inches of the outer braid off one end of a piece of co-ax cable, leaving the center wire alone, then plug the other end into the box) getting me a 23 signal strength. But a second or two later, the box is displaying "5.1" - Weirdness...
Reconnected a near top-of-the-line Winegard Yagi/Log-periodic antenna - VERY directional, and has some gain all by itself - and the signal jumped above 50.
Still couldn't "channel-up/channel-down" or punch in "5.1" to tune it, though - Channel 5.x was a "dead zone" as far as the box was concerned.
Re-did the "autoscan", and now, it's back to normal - I can channel-up/channel-down to it at 5.1, or I can punch it in as 5.1, or I can punch it in as 48.1, and it's all good.
So, try re-doing the auto-scan. Worked for me...
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
SOURCE: Trying to hook up converter
If ur tv a LCD tv it is a digital tv.U do not require a Digital converter box to get the new DTV free air signal broadcasting tv channels stations.But u do require a good digital antenna for it to recieve a long an strong signals to recieve a DTV free air broadcasting tv channels stations.
Posted on Dec 07, 2010
I have had this problem in the past with Comcast. You need to go into the Power off menu (hit menu with the power off on the cable box) change the resolution to 1080I. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
Hi there Phil...... this switch from analog to digital has lots of folks scratching their heads. Fortunately I have some great news for you. The signal coming from the Dish network does not need a converter as it is already digital.
Posted on May 29, 2009
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