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Digital channels freeze

After a viewing period, HD stations received over cable (Comcast, no box) will freeze. Sometimes, you can power cycle the TV and they come back. Sometimes, it takes longer. I have another Vizio 32 inch and it still has the stations at that time so I know it is not Comcast. The first unit was replaced and the new one has the same problem. Any suggestions?

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  • viziosucks11 Jun 07, 2008

    Hi i Have the same problem,when called Vizio they told it could because of interference between my wireless router.

    I believe the tv sucks that's all.

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    i have a similar problem. when fliping through the channels it
    freezes on the digital fox channel, but if i manually punch in the
    channel it doesn't do it. WTF.

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    Same problem. Channel 5-1 in particular causes a freeze. Once frozen the digital tuner no longer works until I power cycle the tv. Called Vizio and got a new main board, but the problem popped up again after a few months. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same issue, replaced TV and the same problem popped up again.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    I have the same problem when using Comcast without the box, when i use the HD cable box, then no more freezing...weird

  • craiger27rai Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem with a 52", supposedly the top of the line Vizio LCD.


  • zap5732 Jan 17, 2009

    Thanks. Late last year (maybe December), the problem seemed to go away also for us. Vizio had originally claimed that it was a signal problem with the provider (Comcast). I had never checked this out with them. In our case it was more than one channel that could cause the problem. I suspect Comcast made some changes that inadvertently corrected the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I think I have a related problem now with TWO 32-in Vizio LCDs. The TV will unexpectedly switch to channel 5-1. It's not like a nother remote is triggering this. If I push the "Last" button on the remote it doesn't go to the previous channel as it does if I enter 5-1 from the remote. They had sent out the repairman who changed three boards, but the TV then didn't hold onto all the programmed channels when the TV was shut off. I took it back and got a brand spaking new one and soon discovered that it also would unexpectedly switch to channel 5-1.

  • cbarnessj Apr 12, 2009

    My Vizio VO22L freezes up on digital channels up to 3-4 times a day. I receive the signal from Comcast (figures...) from a coax cable with no cable box. the only way to clear the fault is to unplug the set and plug it back in again. I've called both Vizio and Costco support and both are stumped. I've heard it may be a problem with the signal from the cable provider.

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I also had this channel 5-1 freezing problem and spoke with Vizio support a few times. They thought the problem was the SSID code from the local CBS station and said they would try talking with them. I am not certain if they did this or not, but, as of mid December, my Vizio no longer has this problem.

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