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New setup I just received a RCA L42WD250 LCD TV and hooked satellite cable up to tv. I have sound but no picture. My brother has looked at it and we do not understand what we are doing wrong. Please help. I am ignorant with this stuff! thanks

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  • milizard72 Feb 07, 2008

    It's a standard satellite cable that was installed. What's weird is that after 1 day, it has worked well and has not gone out. We think it may be a faulty satellite cable. do i need to request cable made for HD? Again, I am very ignorant when it comes to this.

    tvray, when I received tv, I did initial setup and after it scanned channels, went black with sound only. Could not change anything. Couldn't go into menu at all.

    Its working ok now, This is my 4th TV from RCA in the last 8 months, that is why i am worried.

    thanks for any input

  • Alexander Selby
    Alexander Selby May 11, 2010

    How is the TV Connected to the cable box?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the tv is hooked up thru the satellite receiver and we have power and sound but no picture


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Are you using sat or cable? if you are using a cable box or sat, you don't need to do a channel search - this is only used if you are running cable or antenna directly to the TV. as tvray points out - try using the red/white/yellow. The box will actually change the channels, just make sure the TV is on the correct input for where you plugged the cables.

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Sound like the cable box is the problem, also try connecting the TV to the cable box by either the yellow, red, and white connector of the component purple, green, blue

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Do you get anything on screen, like the menu or channel number?

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