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Tuner Mode - Air or Cable?

I have Directv & I can't get a clear picture on this tv. Tuner mode is set to air because when it's set to cable it will not search for channels. Should I be using air or cable mode? DVD's look awesome even with inferior component connection.

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  • Sixer9 Apr 21, 2008

    I agree that HD's awesome. I have it in the living room. But, I don't think my 3 year-old daughter needs it on her tv. She doesn't need a 27" flat-screen lcd, but it keeps her from watching cartoons in the living room. Anyway, my problem isn't the directv signal. It's the tv, the screen is very fuzzy, like snow, but the satellite connection is fine. I'd say it's 70% clear & 30% snow. Help!

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Direct tv, unless using there HD service will give a pretty crappy picture for high res displays. So if you spent the money on the set, spend the extra $9 a month for there HD service.. Is well worth it.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • Greg Steilen Apr 24, 2008

    How are you inputting the direct tv into the set?

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If you are receiving a "No Signal" error message, verify that:
  1. All of the cables physically connected to the TV and the input device are secure.
  2. The input device is turned on.
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  1. Press the INPUT button on your remote to view your current input source. The TV (coaxial cable) input must be selected. This may appear as "TV," "ANT," or the channel and call letters of a station.
  2. If the TV input is not selected, press INPUT until the TV input mode is selected.
  3. Open the on-screen menu and select TV or Tuner option. (This varies by model.)
  4. Highlight Tuner Mode and select the correct option:
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  6. When the search reaches 100% complete, exit to the menu.
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If this does not resolve the issue, power cycle the TV and then re-run the channel scan:
  1. Turn off the TV.
  2. Unplug the TV from the electrical outlet.
  3. While the TV is unplugged from the wall, press and hold the Power button on the TV for 30 seconds.
  4. Release the power button.
  5. Plug the TV back into the electrical outlet.
  6. Turn on the TV.
Note: There is also an option to reset the TV to the factory default settings. This option is in either the SETUP or SYSTEM section of the on-screen menu. The option may be "Reset all settings", "System Reset," or "Reset & Admin." Consult your TV's user manual for the location and steps for resetting your model.
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  2. Re-attach the coaxial cable to the DTV/TV connector and perform a new channel scan.
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You should be able to get OTA (over the air broadcast) just make sure you have an antenna plugged in and that the tuner is set to AIR.

Setting the Tuner Mode
If you are using a device that is connected to the RF input, such
as an external antenna or cable TV connection, you must set the
tuner mode.
1. Press the MENU button on the remote. The on-screen menu is
displayed.
2. Use the Arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the
Settings icon and press OK. The Settings menu is displayed.
3. Highlight Tuner and press OK. The Tuner Mode menu is
displayed.
4. Highlight Antenna or Cable and press OK.
5. Press the EXIT button on the remote.
Scanning for Channels
Before the TV can detect and display channels and their
associated information, you must scan for channels. A channel
scan may also be necessary when the TV has been moved to an
area where different free-to-air broadcast television channels are
available.
1. From the Tuner Settings menu,
highlight Auto Channel Scan.
The auto channel scan begins.
2. Wait until the channel scan is
100% complete. Highlight Done
and press OK.
3. Press the EXIT button on the
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Only getting snow on the screen of my LCD


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Program channels


TV SETTING
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Use or button to select the TV setting menu, then press or button.
3. Use or button to select the Channel no. setting and use the or button
to change from AIR (over-the-air broadcasts) to CABLE (cable/satellite broadcasts).
4. Use or button to select the Tuning mode and use the or button.
5. Use or button to select the Auto tune and press or button to
confirm the selection. The unit will immediately search through all possible TV
channels and store those channels with signals in memory. After this is complete,
the unit will switch to the first channel found.
6. To exit the MAIN MENU and return to the normal screen, press the EXIT button.
Note : In DVD mode, this option is not available.
Remarks:
1. Channel no. : 2-69 channel for Air mode, 1-125 channel for Cable mode.
2. Tuning mode : Air or Cable mode are available.
3. Auto tune : Searches for usable stations and stores them in memory.
4. Skip : ON - Skip weak channels. OFF - No channel skip.
5. Fine tune : The frequency changes to allow fine tuning.
6. AFC : Auto frequency control.
7. MTS : Select the Mono sound/Stereo sound/Secondary Audio Program (SAP).
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TV SETUP
MTS (Multi-channel Television Sound) SETTING
This feature allows reception of sound other than the main audio for the program.
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Use or button to select the TV setting menu, then press or button.
3. Use or button to select MTS menu, and press or button to select the
options (Mono, Stereo, SAP)
4. To exit the MAIN MENU and return to the normal screen, press the EXIT button
on remote control.
Note:
• MTS only operates while in TV mode.
• The SAP (Secondary Audio Programs) feature allows a TV station to broadcast
other information, which could be audio in another language.
RESTORE SETTING
If you reset the TV to the factory settings, all your present settings on picture &
sound will be erased and replaced by the factory’s default settings. However, picture
setting in PC mode and parental setting will not be erased.

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