Question about TV Receivers & DVRs
This tv has worked very well for five or six years and now has developed an intermittent problem.
When left on for some time (over an hour) it starts to flicker. This becomes more frequent until it is impossible to watch. The repairers at first thought it was a loose connection and did some soldering but it remains a problem and they have given up with it. They say it is not worth the man hours trying to locate what is probably just a loose connection.
The flickering is about 3 or 4 inches from the top of the screen and the tv actually turns itself off and then on again after a second or two.
Any advice would be helpful. Should I just get a new tv - shame because its a great picture.
I connected a digital set top box last night and it screwed up my RCA 31" tv. It now has a green screen and is permanently damaged. Pretty hard to belive but painfully true. Anyone else?
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
cap-grant, my friend has the same problem with set top box. When I phone maker I was told it is due to poor and weak signal. You must have 80% signal strength to maintain good picture. When signal strength dropped picture would freeze and had to be turned off at the power point to restart as nothing would work. So I guess what my experience says is you may need better aerial to boost signal and prevent dropout Leonard210
Posted on May 13, 2008
The problem is in your cable connection on the back of your monitor or Box. I had the same problem and solved it by reattaching the VGA cable that was loose.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
I've had this problem before, and always fixed it by going through setup again, setting the zip code to another zipcode nearby, and turning it off overnight. By the next morning the time has fixed itself. This is the only thing that has worked for me consistently.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
I fixed the problem! I found a posting on a message board by someone who had the same DVR and a similar problem. This person found a way to access a secret menu in the DVR to override the format which is automatically assigned. I followed the same steps to access the menu on my DVR and then tried changing a few settings until I found the ones that worked--changing the automatic setting from OVERRIDE to STRETCH and changing the output setting from 1080i to 480p. (It's pretty pathetic that no one at Charter could fix this problem!) Here is the link to the posting that I used: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1132766
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
I think this is one of the TV's that wont work as part of the Digital Switchover as it's too old. My Brother has the same TV and has had to buy a new Set top box to get Freeview.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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