Lost all main cable channels. Cable is working on other tv in house. tried to auto setup still not working.. When to pip the main chanels are there but you cannot swap to the main picture it is static.
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Re: RCA D61W130 tv
This unit has two tuner modules. one is the main tuner and the other is the slave or the pip tuner. it would apear from your description that the main tuner has failed. it is possible that this can be replaced.
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When the cable company offers you digital cable, you typically need a cable box to unscramble the digital channels. Therefore you need to connect either a coaxial cable from the cable box's RF output, if it has one, or connect 3 RCA cables from the yellow, white and red jacks on the rear panel of the cable box to the TV. Analog channels only (if available) will go straight thru over the coaxial RF hookup. They are not scrambled. Select the proper input source on the TV for the cable box.
Initially, pls confirm if below is how it is wired using a coaxial cable and not 3cable RCA to RCA:
Charter Digital Cable > DVD/VCR > TV
If yes and your concern is snowy or no signal on the TV screen, might it be that you have to power OFF the DVD/VCR when selecting channels on the TV itself (including when channel setup is being done).
Alternately, you can tune the TV to channel 3 and let the DVD/VCR do the channel selections.
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this would apear to be a defective main tuner which a tech can replace this unit has two identical tuner modules one for main and one for pip There could be a issue with something called rf switcher. the signal goes in and is switch or routed to the pip tuner. so somewhere between the switcher and tuner the signal is lost.
Watching two separate tv channels at the same
time requires two tv channel sources,i.e. a split
of some kind. For instance,the cable coming in thru the wall is split-half to tv or vcr/dvd combo
and then to tv,the other half to cable box,then out to tv.If what I described fails,then you may have an actual tv failure.PIP video is generally a separate circuit from standard video.An expert tech w/service literature should be able to help.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Your set uses the 195 series chassis and you have something set wrong in your guide plus. Go into the TV's menu and do a complete set-up. Take the remote and press MENU, then "8" to enter setup, then press "1" for "begin setup now" and then press "1" for English, and so on. You must enter "set up guide plus+", then press OK on the remote to choose "setup", select "USA", enter your zip code, and then if you choose "yes" for "do you have cable?" you MUST then choose "no" for "do you have a cable box" If you choose "yes" for that choice, your tuner will lock on one channel no matter what channel you try entering. After choosing "no" for "do you have a cable box", choose "no" for "do you have a VCR?", exit the guide plus menu and then skip the rest of the steps by pressing "2", and then exit the main menu by pressing "0". Your channels will then work normally.
Take the cable wire that hooks to the IN connector on your cable box and hook it to the IN connector on a 2-way cable splitter.Get 2 more short cable wires and hook one end to the OUT connector on the splitter and the other end to the IN connector on the cable box.Take the other short wire and hook it to the other OUT connector on the splitter then hook the other end of this wire to your tv (you must have two sets of RF connectors on your tv for this to work)Or you can tap the A/V connector off your cable box hooked to a video input on your tv.