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Re: Philips TV - 3years Old will not turn on
Check the info from this link to have an idea what could be wrong with your TV. This might not be a DIY unless you have some basic hand soldering skills, if not you can google how to solder/desolder. You tube has very good videos.
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Depending on the cable company, some like Comcast have gone mostly digital meaning when you connect the TV directly to cable without a cabe box you will only get around 35 channels. The only way to get around that is to get a cable box. If you have Comcast service already they offer what they call a DTV cable adaptor which will allow you to get most cable channels. These DTV adaptors in most areas are free for the first two per household. I hope that helps : )
The most common problem with shut down on this model is the HVT drifs. In short, you need to set the G2 to 290v, with no signal and a blue screen. If this is to + or - 5 volts set will shut down after 10 to 15 seconds. If this does fix your set, its a sign HVT is going out. I wouldn't advise repair of this set. Its not worth it.
The black box is there because your closed captioning is on and set to text mode. Some channels send the signal even when there is no actual text to display. You can get rid of it by either turning off closed captioning or changing it to CC1 or CC2 mode instead of text. If you can't find those settings, then restore factory settings as directed in your user manual.
can you get a signal without box to tv
everythings going hd these days it could be they have it set for an hd
rf's pull there signal from the air and and filters to wear its supposed to go
hd is direct signals
9 times out of 10 the new box in not compatible with tv
or the guy who came in and installed the box did something to your tv and ran away