While watching TV,..I also have a Scientific Atlantic Explorer 8300HD cable box, the volumue went out as if the TV were muted but no captioned titles appeared on screen. I tried unplugging everything...all the connections appear to be in tact. the only thing strange is from the remote when I go to the Audio function. #1 mute appears on that line, but when I try to scroll left or right to try to deactivate mute..nothing happens. So I have a perfect picture, can change channels, but no volume..Can anyone help this single mom
Re: 32" GE Stereo Monitor Guide+Gem Star Television
I had the same problem with no sound, but I followed the suggestion of turning off the TV and unpluging the AC cord. I then accessed the menu funtion (from the TV, not the remote), highlighted the Audio Speaker Variable funtion, pressed the "+" key and presto, I had sound. Thanks for the (indirect) help!
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Pauz, we need the model number to be able to help you out, located on front of owners manual or on back panel of tv set. some of the GE/RCA built tv`s had problems with extra data bits from the satellite and it would kill the audio, yours may be one of those sets, heres the fix for them, shut off your tv, un-plug the tv`s AC cord from the wall outlet, wait 20 seconds, plug set back in, turn it on and see if audio has returned, you might get lucky :)
Let me know model number if unplugging does not re-set the audio, BMW Rider
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This problem is almost certainly on the 8300HD side of your setup.
URL for the 8300HD, just in case you need it: -->
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You're using the HDMI-to-DVI cable to connect, and I see that the manual warns on the bottom of page 11 that some DVI connected HDTVs are incompatible to the signals that are output by the HDMI interface.
First thing to try - when you change the settings in the 8300HD, in the "General Settings > Audio", see if you have this problem with all of the possible selections, or if it's only with the "Dolby Digital" setting. Since the HDMI also contains the audio signal, it may be interfering with the DVI recognition in the TV.
OR - See if you still have this problem when turning the TV on first, then the 8300HD. Or vice-versa. The power-on order of the two devices may make a difference.
OR - With the TV on and with the 8300HD off, press the GUIDE and INFO buttons at the same time. Using the on-screen menu, verify that it is set to HD mode. Press the POWER button on the 8300HD when finished.
OR - Replace the HDMI-to-DVI cable with a PrPbY/V component cable, available at Radio Shack, Best Buy and other electronics stores.
One of these options should solve the problem. If not, you'll have to start sending e-mails to Sci-Atl and Samsung.
Hope this helps! ;)
I am having this same problem with our Mitsubishi LCD Flat Panel TV, Model LT-46246 ans our Scientific Atlanta remote cable box, same model as yours. We cannot use the remote at all to change the channel. I called Mitsubishi and they said they have never heard of this. I find this incredibly hard to believe. Time Warner, our cable provider says that it is not the box because it works when not hooked up to the TV. What a pain. I would love to hear if anyone else is having this problem or has a fix for it.
I just experienced the same issue that is described in the previous
post. I went through all of the standard trouble shooting modes.
Powered down the LCD
Switched HDMI cables
Checked and reset all connections (even unrelated devices)
I finally got a picture when I made a straight cable connection. I have
a sling box attached through my cable box and noticed that the picture
was fine when viewed on my PC. I thought it had to be a problem with
the LCD. As a last ditch effort I powered off my DVR box, it must have
reset the signal from the cable box to the television because everything
is working again. I hope this helps you.
Television: 46" Sharp Aquos (LC-46SB54U) DVR: Scientific Atlantic Explorer 8240HDC
Are you using a HDMI to DVI cable or are you using a HDMI to DVI adapter? Sometimes, though not on all products you have to go into the menu and select which out put your using for each source and whats going through it. You might need to go into your dvd player menu and tell it not to try to run audio through the cable. That way it's not trying to force a signal through the cable that cant be accepted by the TV. That might possible solve your problem for the DVD player. Let me know if it works Have a Great day