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Re: Switching from TV to CATV
It sounds like the tv is already in cable mode, and that it is a older tv. some older tv's will only tune in so many channels. yours going up only to channel 69. if you have the remote for this tv, try punching in channel 73. if it doesn't tune in, then the tv will not recieve channel 73.
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switch tv to analogue tv and auto tune on tuning menu making sure sky is on. It should find it around channel 69. If quality poor then change output frequency to a lower channel. You do this with sky menu and instruction book. Info is changing RF output in book, or google it.
You will have to disconnect the TV from the AC outlet for a few seconds(10-20) then reconnect the TV and press power. You should get the start up menu after you get a picture. What you have to do is use the vol up/dn , chnl up/dn keys to select the autoprogram setting after chosing from cable or antenna signal. the enter key should be one of the DVD keys either play or stop or some other key, you'll have to experiment a little with it. There is an owners manual available at retrevo.com in case you need it, but I am posting a brief description stated in the manual on how to do this.
The STARTING SETUP function makes installing your TV/DVD easily...It leads you the Language selection, TV/CABLE selection and auto channel memory automatically...... Make sure that the antenna or cable TV system connection is made... ENTER CANCEL... Starting setup... Press POWER...The starting setup function begins and the Language setup menu appears on the screen...Press or to select your desired language, then press ENTER......
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Press or to select the “AUTO CH MEMORY”, then press......
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This TV/DVD is equipped with a channel memory feature which allows channels to skip up or down to the next channel set into memory, skipping over unwanted channels...In addition to normal VHF and UHF channels, this TV/ DVD can receive up to 113 Cable TV channels...When shipped from the factory, this selection is in the CABLE position......
Press or to select “TV” or “CABLE......
Press MENU in the TV mode, then press to select option......
Cable TV chart...
Press or to select “ADD” or “DELETE”, whichever function you want to perform......
The chart below is typical of many cable system channel allocations......
Press or to select “TV/CABLE......
TV/CABLE selection Automatic memory tuning...
TV/CABLE AUTO CH MEMORY ADD/ DELETE...
to select “ADD/DELETE”, then...
Turn the unit off, push the setup button 3 times. Press the seek left/right to switch between cable / antenna tuner modes. When cable is selected, press the channel up/down to switch between cable modes. When the unit turns back on, it will rescan for channels.
Go into the TV's setup screen and make sure its tuning mode is set for "cable" (may say "CATV"). I'm not familiar with this set so I don't know exactly what the screen will say, but there should be some reference to channel setup, TV setup, tuning band, etc. It's probably set on "AIR" now.
Normally, when set for off-air reception, the set works properly for channels 2 through 13, and 14 up don't tune properly. Since you're getting channels up to 19, there may in fact be some kind of tuner problem. If the TV is already set for cable tuning, you may have found why the former owner was freecycling it. But check that tuning mode.
Check first the antenna using another TV. If there is no other TV available, check using an ohmeter. If you are 100% sure tha the antenna is ok then the antenna connector on your Tv is not making a good connection to the antenna plug.
Go back in the menu, find (input source)
or (tuner) then click the cursor right
side of the menu button or the left to
move the (TV) to (CATV), after you bring it
up then move cursor arrow up or down to
page (AUTOPROGRAM) then tap the cursor
arrow right of the menu button to start
the CATV channels to be found , be sure
you have the cable connected to the TV.
Once the channels have been found, tap
(EXIT) or (STATUS) button on remote to get
out of the menu and close the page,
or just turn set off and back on again.
In the menu theres a channel set up mode. You want to switch from antenna to cable mode, then do an auto search. Then all your cable channels will come in. Your going to need the original remote to go into the correct menu. good Luck