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Will my model 51mp392h run on the new digital broadcasts coming in 2009

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Yes, your model is a HDTV

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I have an older model hitachi tv and im trying to set up an antenna but im not picking up any pictures. Thanks for your help.


How old is it? Is it an analog set?. There are no more analog broadcasts. You need a digital to analog converter box to watch the digital broadcasts. Ask your neighbors how they receive broadcasts.
Of course it is possible there are no broadcasts in your area. I live in the mountains of New York and we require satellite or cable to watch anything.

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Tv turns on and pops off wont stay running


You need a new projector bulb. Google up your model and buy the best warranteed one you can find. Buy a "caged assembly" and not just a bare bulb.

Then unplug your tv and get a screwdriver. Follow your model's instructions and just snug down the electrical screws. Do not overtighten them.

Then consult your manual on how to reset the lamp timer so it knows you put a new bulb in and fires up from the first try.

Treat yourself because you've just saved yourself a trip from a repairman!!

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Hi! just need to know if my tv is ready for digital tv i have the sony kp-57ws520. i've hooked up my antenna and i still dont get a picture thanks for any info.


Your Sony KP-57WS520 television has an analog tuner, so you may need a digital tuner or a converter box to continue to receive over-the-air programming.
If you subscribe to a cable or satellite service, your television viewing should not be affected by the June 12, 2009, cut-off date for full-power analog broadcasting. Please contact your service provider for complete information.

Go here for more info:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=KP57WS520&LOC=3

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I have a Magnovox HD TV Progressive Scan (Floor Model) TV


You can find a replacement Philips/Magnavox fresnel screen, in stock, for this model (51MP392H/17) at this following link from a major parts distributor:

Philips / Magnavox 51MP392H Replacement Part Fresnel Screen

And here's a link for the Lenticular (middle) Screen, if needed:

Philips / Magnavox 51MP392H Replacement Part Lenticular Screen

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Dtv ready?


Going to the following link will help you to find out if your television is DTV ready or not:

http://www.dtvtransition.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=94

Using their online tool, select the Brand (Akai) and the Model from the list. If you cannot find your model in the list (which I was not able to for your television), they are saying that you most likely do not have a digital tuner.

All is not lost, however. As stated on the aforementioned site, you can consider one of the following options:

  • Purchase a digital-to-analog converter box that plugs into an existing television. The boxes, which are expected to cost between $40 - 70 will be available for purchase in 2008. Beginning in February 2008, U.S. households can request up to two coupons valued at $40 each. Each coupon can go toward the purchase of a single set-top converter box that will allow you to continue watching FREE "over-the-air" television on an analog set.
  • Subscribe to a cable, satellite or telecommunications service provider if all desired local broadcast stations are carried by that service.
  • Purchase a new television set with a built in digital tuner.

    Listed on the page is further information that may help you to determine the status of your TV:

  • Consult your owner's manual. If that's not possible, you may be able to look up information about your TV set on the manufacturer's website. Or, you can take an up-close look at your TV set. You are trying to find out if your set has an input connection labeled "digital input" or "ATSC" (for Advanced Television Systems Committee, which is developing the DTV format).
  • If you bought your TV set before 1998, it probably doesn't have a digital tuner at all. Almost every TV set made before 1998 was a traditional "analog" set that can't display digital TV signals without either a special converter or a cable TV connection. If you bought a big-screen, projection TV between 1998 and 2004, it's possible there's a built-in digital tuner inside. But chances aren't great. Only a limited percentage of projection TV sets (and generally only those 42 inches in diameter or larger) included digital tuners before 2004.
  • If you've purchased a new TV set since 2004, your chances of having a built-in digital tuner improve dramatically. Starting in 2004, many of the TV sets sold at popular electronics stores have featured digital tuners that will let you receive the new digital over-the-air broadcasts starting in February 2009. But be wary: It's not a sure thing. Even some of the newer TV sets are purely display monitors that lack the internal circuitry needed to pick up digital broadcasts. Usually these sets have been advertised as "HD-ready" or "HDTV monitor" sets. That means they can display digital and high-definition signals, but they need help getting those signals in the first place. You'll still need a special converter or a cable TV connection.
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    52G786 ATSC Tuner no longer works


    I have the same exact model tv...Love it...ATSC tuners is in definition an Analog tuner. As the broadcasting companies change over to Digital broadcasting before the deadline in Febuary 2009 more and more local or Non-Digital chanels are becoming obsolete. You would have to purchase a converter box for your tv if your not planning on getting cable. Another way to gois if you have an old cable line running through you house (no incomming cable) plug you tv into that jack. That also acts as a antenna. The sweet part of all this is that your tv do have a QAM tuner or Digital tuner built in just need that digital antenna to pair it up.

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    Broken Screen on Philips Magnavox 51mp392h/17


    your only chance will be find one at the local repair shops that may have saved some from sets they have scraped out, But they are hard to come by, and phillips have them as no longer available as do most manufactures shortly after that model lines goes out of production. Also try www.craigslist.org as they have chapters all over the world and often people give away dead sets, you may get lucky and find one.

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    Conversion box


    this set is a standard 4:3 projection, so yes, to receive digital, you will need a converter.

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    1992 LXI TV AND THE CHANGE TO DIGITAL


    You should be fine. Direct TV advertises that they are already broadcasting in full digital. So your box or DVR will act as that converter.

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