I can only access 12 of the 60 channels in my cable package. I purchased the tv new in 2000 and it has worked fine until recently. I had it serviced by a local tv repair store and was told the problem is a bad circuit board (part #930E:856002.) Does this sound correct? If so, how do I replace it ... the technician did not know where to get this part.
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The hdmi cable is used to connect the tv to devices so it can be displayed on the tv. Devices such as, but are not limited to, computers, bluray/DVD players, gaming consoles, etc...
For channels, you have two options. 1. You would need to purchase a cable package from one of the options in your area. They will run a line I to your house and provide you with a cable box in which you connect the cable box to the tv via hdmi cable.
2. You can purchase an antenna and plug it into the tv. Run the channel search and you'll have those channels. Some TVs may have built in antennas but if yours doesn't, I'd go for a simple antenna from target or best buy. Or you can purchase it online.
The RC389H is only deigned to receive standard TV signals, not digital. If you are routing through a straight cable line you usually can't access anything above 100 if you don't have a digital tuner. Try using a cable/satellite box if you haven't already, this bypasses the requirement for a digital tuner because the cable/satellite box has one of it's own.
U get a channel numder and menu screen do show up?Not the tv,it the incomming broadcasting signal cable plug in or the cable box itself have problems.Tries unplug,replug the tv and the cable box back in like about an hour later.The tv will reset itself to the factory setting and the cable box should upgraded it softwares.Should work now.If have the same problems,tell the cable company change the cable box or check the incomming broadcasting cable wire with another tv,see the incomming broadcasting signal cable wire,with a new cable box,see if it work.
If you are unable to access the TV menu using the buttons on the TV itself it is possible you can with the TV2 remote if it still controls the volume etc. for this TV. If it doe not you will need to find a code for your set in the manual for the receiver or you can go to the following link to find that info as well.http://tech.dishnetwork.com/departmental_content/TechPortal/content/tech/receiver/625.shtml Assuming you have control of the volume still press the small TV button on the top left of the remote. Now press the menu button and you may be able to access the TV's menu. If so you need to run a channel scan/auto program the TV. You may need to use the buttons on the TV still to maneuver through the menu. If you are still unable to access the menu you may need to purchase a universal to access the menu.
if you can access tv menu go to settings that show source(antenna/cable)highlight cable setting and hit search/program ;tv should go through all the channels and scan them into memory. it just might be that it is still under antenna setting .try solution ,it might be what's wrong.
Some TV's have a 115 to 125 channel limit then will go to video in and then channel 2 and start over. Your TV's tuner may not have the ability to decode those channels. My suggestion would be to get a set top box (cable box) that can access channels. Your provider should have these or can suggest where to get one. Probably less expensive than a new TV.
Check the tuner input mode it has (air, cable,hrc,irc) with new stations updating to HDTV the demodulation at the tv sometimes looses the color burst sync. I have seen this with more and more tv's with pip tuners , it resets to the default of air ( rabbit ears ) at 75ohms and the low band snow, when you go to the high band (56+) it finds the color sync and resets the vestigial sideband offset, it happens more often if the SAP or CC is also trying to aquire the proper offset. good luck.