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My Sanyo TV DS25204 is stuck in Video mode.

My TV has worked OK for four years on cable. I played a DVD movie on it yesterday. Now I can't get it our of Video mode to work on TV. I use
a universal DVR remote (Synergy IV) for it.

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  • William Kershaw Jun 27, 2008

    No, the buttons on my TV are: Menu, Channel up
    and down, volume up and down, and Power

  • William Kershaw Jun 27, 2008

    All the buttons you mentioned are on my remote
    control, but the only reaction I get is that the TV turns off and on when I press the channel button. When I press the Video Source button, the CBL red light goes on and off.

    Another thing, when I turn the TV on, the cable box shows a number-4801 and a clock face. It
    never did this before!

  • William Kershaw Jun 27, 2008

    When I click the tv button on the remote, the
    TV goes off. When I reclick it, the TV goes
    back on, but still showing the word Video in
    the upper right corner. There is no opportunity to change to Channel 4, which is
    what I need to get TV reception.

  • William Kershaw Jun 27, 2008

    I tried the volume control on the remote and the
    word Video disappears and the volume changes (if
    I have a DVD on). But then the word Video
    comes back on the screen.

  • William Kershaw Jun 27, 2008

    I have disconnected the remote and the cable connection and I used the TV buttons. Nothing
    different happens.

  • William Kershaw Jun 27, 2008

    to bestdarngood: No, the DVD player is not a combo vcr-dvd. It is now disconnected and so
    is the Cable control box, but the TV is still doing the same things. I think I will have to take it to a local repair shop. I am afraid
    that none of you have been able to solve my
    problem. It is now 10:00 PM and I will go to bed. I will check my e-mail in the morning to
    see if any of you can find any solution.

  • William Kershaw Jun 27, 2008

    I unplugged the TV and everything else overnight
    and just tried it again this morning. Still I
    have the same problem.
    I will go to a repair shop today and if I can't
    get an answer, I will buy a new TV.

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Hi,it is possible that the remote has lost its code.It may be worth re entering it. Have you tried scrolling the channel button on the Tv to get back channels? You havent mentioned you tried that yet.

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My first guess would be that the universal remote has gotten confused and is no longer sending the correct codes for your TV. Try replacing the batteries on the remote and reprogramming for your TV model. The TV/Video button should not work as expected.

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Try a hard reset of the TV: unplug it from the AC power source and any other inputs like cable/DVD, etc for at least 4 hours. Reconnect everything after 4 hours and see if it works.

If not, it looks like a problem with the circuitry, for which I would recommend seeking professional repair.

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Un plug all connections and power cable from the tv and receiver wait for 30 minutes and even the the battery of the remote and then reconnect it back and check if you have the same problem..............

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Try resetting the cable box by unplugging it for 10 minutes to see if it will revert to default settings. Check with your manufacturer of the box to see what the numbers mean as this will be unique to the exact box. Did you have any recent power surges or anything out of the ordinary?

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    Benjamin Patri Jun 27, 2008

    Also, is this a vcr/dvd player that you were using? Have you tried unplugging the tv until it reset? Are you getting channels through the assumed vcr that is connected?

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jun 27, 2008

    Try leaving it unplugged overnight to see if it will reset the tv

    Do the buttons on the tv work at all? If not then, I believe that the control unit may have a short


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Try this :

  1. Try changing the volume with the volume control. If it changes the data bus is not the problem. This is assuming the TV is tuned to a good TV station.
  2. Mark the EXACT position of the screen/G2 control with a marker. Then turn the G2 control up.
    • If the picture unblanks and a gray scale bar pattern is used, you can usually see which CRT gun is weak. Time to replace the CRT for a long term fix. All of the temporary fixes I have tried resulted in only a few months extra life out of the tube.
    • If the picture does not unblank and it looks kind of like there is a halo near the top of the screen. The vertical circuit needs checked for proper operation and repaired. WARNING do not continue to operate the TV set in this mode for any length of time, it will crack the CRT from localized heating!!!! (because the guns are shooting into the extreme top of the tube and possible the neck of the tube) RETURN the G2 control to the exact position that was marked before you started.
The typical failure mode of the vertical circuit in a Sony causes only one of the vertical supply resistors to open usually. Either the +15 V or -15 V. This puts a full + or -15 V on the yoke which deflects the guns into the glass envelope of the tube.

Hope that helps.......

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    Mark Gil Jun 27, 2008

    I think this time better take this unit to a repair center near to properly diagnose what really the problem here and led professional handle it for you ..



    Good luck..........

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jun 27, 2008

    Try using the channel button on your television set instead of using the remote....

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    Mark Gil Jun 27, 2008

    Try turning off the DVD, and use the control on the television like channel and volume,,,

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jun 27, 2008

    If still the same follow my suggestion and bring this to a near repair center...

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Look in the remote for a botton t.v click it and you will be back to the t v mode or click on the exit botton

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When you played the movie, you would have changed the channel from TV or AV to Video, in the bottom left hand corner, you should find a button that says "Video Source", make sure that the setting for this is to your TV.

At the top of your remote, you should find two buttons that say "TV" and "CBL", try both of these to see if you get a picture on your TV Screen.

In the middle of your remote, you should find a button that says "CH", try using this to switch between channels to find the channel your TV would be displayed on.

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    Dustin Ellse Jun 27, 2008

    Hi there

    You should try and turn off your DVD player, this should automatically switch it back to TV Mode, if this doesn't help, i would suggest that you bypass the DVD Player by disconnecting the Cable from your DVD Player and plugging it strait into your TV.

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There is also a button on the TV set also.

instead of the remote try using that

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