Tv went to all snow, every channel while in use. turn off/on doesn't clear. I connect from wall, through a cable converter to tv.
Cable co. came, researched & pronounced cable, cable converter are good - problem must be my tv.
They even used my cable to connect to their portable tv & it looks fine.
Picture & sound are fine if use TV for watching DVDs.
I'm leaning toward the coax connector as culprit. Is it possible to replace that myself?
We have a 27" Hitachi TV. Recently, it has intermittenly been going from a perfectly clear picture to a gradually increasing 'snow' state with accompanying 'sssshhhhh' noise. The only way I have found to temporarily eliminate this is to literally smack the sides of the set with force! The snow either goes away for a short while or, sometimes disappears for the entire evening of TV watching. Any ideas as to what is causing this and how to eliminate it?
Did the cable person take a reading on the signal level at the cable outlet on the wall and did the cable person check the TV setting to make sure they are correct. TV could be set on the wrong channel also.
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its not always going to be channel 3, it depends on the input cable you are using, if you are using an HDMI cable you need to switch to the hdmi input, same with component, and if you are using RCA cables it will probably be called video. Try your other inputs dont just stop at channel 3. If you are using coax and its supposed to be on channel 3, make sure you are on the correct coax jack on the receiver, make sure its the "to tv" jack not the "to wall" jack.
1st remove the plate from the wall cheek if there is a coax cable connected to it also make sure the plate is not broken if it is of the printed circuit type. 2nd trace out where the cable goes to most likley into the loft if you are using this to receive sat pictures the this lead will need be to connected to a sat dish or a aerial for tv (free view) if you have to replace any cable use the correct type.
Hi mrs Grumpy well this is a difficult task doing this blindly not knowing what you have there But I will try to explain the fundamentals.
First you have a coax (black cord ) from the external antenna. That goes directly to the antenna in on the set top box. From that box you need a cable that has male and female plugs on black coax that goes from STB to the ANT IN of the Video recorder. Then from the VIDEO recorder ANT out Take that to the TV Now you might not have the right cables as Ins and Outs have different plugs on them You need some that are Male to Male and Male to Female The female plugs are O with and o inside them ( cant reproduce it in text) Males are an O with a pin inside them . so looking back at your connections From the wall to thje set top box is Antenna in is a female plug and Antenna out is a male plug. so check what cords you need to plug these together in the sequence I have outlined.
You will also need some different types of plugs that came with the STB that will be colored RED YELLOW and WHITE connect these from the OUT to the AUDIO/Video in the same color sequence to the recorder Than the next set of colored plougs from The recorders Audio Video OUT to the TV. Now it should all be connected cotrrectly You TV set TO AV should show the channel that is selected on the STB. Use the STB remote to change channel preference for viewing.
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Had repair man come. The coax connection going to TV from receiver had went bad in the receiver. The other connectors in box worked but not the coax anymore that is why the box worked on other TV since using video and sound cables. Got new box for signing up for another 18 months with Direct TV. Didn't have to have splitter to just get Satalite so that wasn't the problem at all. Any of the splitters I had would have worked.
First, how is the receiver connected to your TV? If it's via coax, the most likely culprit is the coax from the TV to the rcvr. If you wiggle the coax and the snow goes away, you've found the answer. If it goes away, either get a new piece of coax or tighten the connection at both ends.
I am probably stating the obvious here but here it goes:
If the 625 is connected to the tv using coax directly try using the RCA jacks to connect directly to the tv. If the 625 goes through a peripheral first, eliminate that peripheral and conect directly to the tv.If the problem exists with different media connections still at the same tv you can remove the coax off of the TV1(3-4) output on the back of the 625 and attach it to the TV2(CH60-73) output.You would then change your tv channel from 3 or 4 to ch 60air or 73 cable(which will be the same channel that TV2 is normally on in the remote room without the 625) Once you are on the right channel you will be able to tune TV1 to your local channel using the TV2 remote. If the audio is good here it eliminates the TV coax input on the TV1 and the coax cable connecting it as the source of the problem. You will have already eliminated any other inputs on the same tv as being faulty by using the other connecting media leaving you with the internal components of the receiver as being faulty. In this situation I know of no recourse except the obvious.
if you recently got dishnetwork call the company that installed the system for a repair person, they HAVE to fix it. if you put it in yourself it sounds like the lnb is bad or the dishnetwork splitter is bad or not hooked up right. this kind of problem is a reminder that paying an extra $5 a month for service warranty is a good deal. if something is wrong with anything then, a phone call to dishnetwork will get new equipment sent to you or a service tech sent to fix it. i don't presently work for dish or direct or a cable co but i know that's how things work.
OK here we go .the most common problem with dish network and directv is that any cable connections you have that are on the outside of the house are a HUGE weak point in the system.what you want to do is go outside and locate the dish once you have start following the cables until you find any of these cable connections or splices.once you have located them get a 7/16 wrench and remove the cable ..What your are looking for is corrosion in the cable connection.it will look like rust.What happens is your dish system sends 13 and 18 volts down the line to switch channels.When any water gets in these connections it will start to short the connection BUT,you will still get TV for a long while eventually this small short will start to damage the cable connection and you will lose signal all together.make sure to check all of these OUTSIDE connections.Once you find one that is bad you can go to radioshack and buy a cable prep tool that STRIPS the coax"COAX STRIPPERS" to its correct lengths.simply cut off the old connector and replace it.There is a GREAT tutorial at satellitescoop.com that shows you how to do this the right way for under 10 dollars make sure to follow the directions on that site and you should be watching TV in no time.
ok if its only the rf cable and the ac cord yes you can do it your self.you have one cable out from the sat reciver going to the dish. Find an area that the pooch didnot chew through cut off the bad part of the wire. find the wire that goes to the tv set. if its the coax disconnect from the reciver on both sides and go to the store and buy a new cable (unless you have coax wire and know how to put on f fittings) also while your there buy a small extenstion for the other cable you cut. also your gonna need a a female barrel connector as we;ll as an rg6 type rf fitting for the end you cut. have the guy at the store explain to ya how to put on a f fitting. If the ac cord was chewed buy a simple cheap extenstion cord too. Go home and first put back on the cable you took off the output of the sat reciver and the other end to your tv set. then put on the f fitting the guy explained to ya how to put on and then install the barrel connector then the short extention wire to the other side of the barrel connector then the other end of the rxtenstion cable to the sat output. Now if the power cord is chewed im surprised the pooch is not fryed!!!lol Simply cut off the bad part take the extention cord and cut of the end you dont need take off about 1 and a 1/2 inches of the insulation on bothe parts(reciver and cord) twist together and tape separatly or use wire nuts on them . then you are good to go. BUt one more little thing are you using video cables between the tv and the sat. reciver?? well why didnt you say so LOL simplyu pull out of both ends and go to rat shack or something like them and buy an inexpensive pair of cables and remeber yellow is always video red is alway right audio and white is left audio Hope this clears things up for ya.!!!!