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I have an olevia lcd hdtv "synfaxbrillian" and it turns on and shuts off but it won't let me change channels. whenever I press a button it says "effect for tv only". Really don't want to throw it away, can anyone help!! Thank you.

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  • jbelbdas05 Jul 21, 2010

    I have already tried the normal things like unplugging the tv, etc.

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Is this the original remote, a universal remote or the buttons on the TV? What is your input source? With coax antenna or cable (input as Tuner 1), you should be able to change channels. I've seen the "effect for TV" only message when external speakers are connected to the TV and you try to change the volume. So if you have a set-top box (cable box or other box) with the input coming in as HDMI or component video, for example, you won't be able to change the channels without using the controls for that unit. To check this, try hitting the source button on the remote. Alternatively, press Menu and then use the up/down arrows to get to Main Picture Source. The right and left arrows let you go through the sub menus. Hit Enter to save and Menu to go to the last menu or exit the OSD. Check that the TV has multiple channels found when it does a scan. Channel scanning is in the Setup Menu (icon looks like a toolbox) under TV.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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Hi,
I need model number of your tv that would be written on label pasted at rear to diagnose problem.
Thanks.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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  • jbelbdas05 Jul 21, 2010

    Olevia LCD HDTV Model 237 T11 Syntaxbrillian.
    Thank you for your help!


  • jbelbdas05 Jul 21, 2010

    the exact phrase is "Only Effect for TV"


  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 21, 2010

    OK, I think tv is set on AV Input, press source button on remote to select TV as video source in tv.



  • jbelbdas05 Jul 21, 2010

    Tried pressing source and it just took me through the normal modes for dvd player, etc. until back to cable. Even within the other modes pressing any button just says "Only Effect for TV".

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 21, 2010

    OK, unplug tv from AC wall socket for couple of minutes to get it reset, replug back in and turn it On and check.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 21, 2010

    OK, in settings menu, do you see Reset option? select it to reset tv on factory default settings that might fix your tv issue.



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