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42HDS69 cable input is only thing working

When I got cable and programmed cable remote to work the tv, I lost menu and control of inputs. None of my inputs except for the cable input work now. I can't switch over to the dvd or any other. Anybody else experience this at all?

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  • ramta Apr 04, 2008

    I have same problem with 42HDS69. Input is stuck to HDMI. No menu shows up. Remote works but only for On-OFF and volume. No onscreen display either. This seems like a known issue.

  • ekiessel Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same issue. Only one input works and I can't access any menus.

  • daryl fuhrmann Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have the original remote but it still will not access the menu or change inputs.

  • RTMatthews1 Feb 22, 2009

    i have a 50in hitachi plasma and the buttons on the side of the tv just stopped working except for the power button also the remote doesn;t work either



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You need the original remote controller to be able to switch input modes.Universal ones usually don't work. If youdon't have the original remote and can't find it ever then the only way to reachyour tv is through coaxial antenna port. Soyou can buy an rf modulator ( very cheap) and connect your red yellowand white cables (rca cables from a dvd, game consoleetc) to the modulator then connect the modulator to your antenna with acoax cable. This worked for me. It placed the connection to channel 4and other channels are still working,

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