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T.v channels all snowy

With the cable box attatched the cahnnels will not show

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1st check RF antenna pin, is it broken? does the antenna wire is connected propery?
2nd check RF pin connector at rear side of your TV, is it OK?
If every thing is Ok n fine, then your TV tuner is dab and need to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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My RCA E13344 Tv is connected directly to the cable wire (no cable box) on the menu i set the tv to cable tv and serch for the channels. After the serching is done the tv stops at channel 7 instead of...


I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing in getting the few channels. I suggest that you unplug the TV to perform a power resetting and then perform auto programming to resolve the issue. Please let me know if the issue persists.

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Connected the coaxial cable to the tv but got no channels. the tv turns on but all I have is snow


Some possible things to check:

1. Are you trying to receive off-the-air broadcasting? If so, you'll need a digital converter box. This set doesn't have a digital tuner, so there won't be any channels for it to receive without the converter.

2. Are you connecting a cable from a cable converter box, satellite receiver or FiOS set-top box? Your TV will need to be set to channel 3 or 4 to see the signal from the device.

3. Make sure the center wire in the plug on the end of the cable isn't bent over, and that it extends far enough (about 1/8 to 1/4-inch) to make a good connection.

4. Do you know for sure that the cable you are connecting is working? Is there actually a signal on the cable? It may be disconnected somewhere else (at a splitter, for instance) or there may not be any signal source.

5. Have you tried another TV to test the cable? If the cable works with another set, the tuner or antenna connector on the snowy set may be bad. If the cable connector is tightened too much when hooking it to the TV, the connector may be damaged and this can cause the snow.

Start by checking with a known good TV. If that one is snowy, you can check the other possibilities. If it works, you'll know the problem is in your set and can decide what to do (repair or replace).

Hope this helps! Thanks for using Fixya.

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I have the same problem.... On the back of the tv, there are three coax spots. One is for Cable, one is antenna decoder, and another is a loop. I have had zero luck getting any of those to receive the signal. Instead i have ran my digital signal to a vcr, then ran rca cables from it to my tv. I then put my tv in vcr mode, or aux depending on where you hooked it up. You can watch tv through your vcr this way.

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Local tv channels come in snowy


you have cable and the stations are still snowy? could be tuner do you have a box or directly hooked up to tv, try unhooking box if you have one and directly hook it up to tv if you havent already done so

Jan 21, 2008 | Zenith C32V37 32" TV

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1996 RCA Color TV model G27720tn


If you are on cable, first run the cable wire from the wall directly to the TV, eliminating any cable box and/or VCR. If channel 2 is snowy but the rest (especially 3-6) are clear, it is most certainly a cable problem and not a TV problem. The TV uses the exact same circuits for channel 2 to 6 (VHF-LOW) so if the tuner was bad and 2 was snowy, 3, 4, 5 and 6 would be snowy too. Bring a second TV into that room, disconnect the cable wire from the RCA and connect it to the second TV. Is channel 2 on the second TV as snowy as it was on the RCA?

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Probably needs a new tuner or something associated with the tuner.

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Messed up channels.


have the cable company check your cable.thier signals are not comming into your house properly it is weak.good luck.

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TV problem


Are you using cable to get the picture? If you are, make sure the TV set is in the cable mode,If it is then you most likely have a bad tuner in your set. Good Luck

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If you're on cable you need to make sure your set is in the "cable mode". After this you choose from the menu "auto program" or "auto search" and then hit the button on your remote or on the front panel and your set should go through all cahnnels and remember the ones that have a signal on them. Stargazer

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