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All of a sudden no picture just snow

I can no longer get a picture on my tv. Out of no where. ProScan PSVR83
hooked up to Direct tv satellite. Didn't change anything.

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Do you have a spare TV? Hook it up to the Sat. box. If you still have no picture, then the Sat. system has a problem. If the sub TV does have a picture, then the problem is on the ProScan end.

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The picture doesn't hold. The picture shows just snow on the tv.


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Are you sure the reciever is coming through the vcr.? are you hooking it up through a/v on vcr?
if so hook from a/v out from directv to a/v in
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First make sure you are hooked up in back. You can go either way. Cable out to tv, Cable or RF in from antenna should be from what you are using like cable, satellite, or just antenna. Then you should have set put on channel 3 or 4 and you can switch that in back of VCR also. Then if you don't see picture on screen with vcr on then find channel that you are coming in on like for satellite you need it to be on 3 or 4, cable you can just put it on the channel you want to record. The other way are from Video Jacks the red, white, yellow. If this is the way you are hooked in then you should look for video 1, 2 or which ever you are hooked into and find on set. then look on vcr for video or aux 1, 2 or depending on the one you are hooked in to. Hope this helps. If not then tell what you are using and what you have done so far!

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