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My Vizio P42 HDTV has a glitch. I have absolutely no issues turning it on/off, or watching movies on my DVD player through the HDMI input. The problem is that when I turn the TV off, sometimes, when I come back to watch local channel (using my digital antenna and coax cable, it won't see any inputs at all. Before, if I turned it on and off a few times, it would work, but now it's to the point that it's not recognizing any input from the DTV cable. I have great picture/sound with HDMI cable and movies, but can't watch local show. Please advise.

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Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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My P42 has same problem. Factory says it is the power supply to vidio.. They want me to pay someone to remove it. Then they want $162.00 to repair it (no new ones available). Looks like a 3 or 4 hundred dollar problem.

Gee maybe I'll run down to Costco and buy another Vizio, Right.

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still in warranty ? take back to store . anyplace in the video section may go including screen hope you bought a service contract take my advice on Serv Contract. get one ! also Vizio does not have too many techs as well Sams Manuals for Vizio available for techs.

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SOURCE: hdmi on vizio hdtv input says not support

Ur board is shorted it cost alot to replace the board for just the HDMI port to use.Must change the board or use the S-Video port.

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