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Pixellation and sudio loss

In windy or rainy conditions some channels become unwatchable

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The digital signal is sent over UHF(13-69) channels (unless you are in Chicago which uses VHF( 1-12). You will have signal loss during rain. You can get a stronger antenna and put on a pole outside your home which will help keep the signal stronger.

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My model 22729 GE Smart Digital Converter Box is starting to lose channels even after a re-scan. Is there a master reset button for it?


The instructions for digital converter boxes recommend periodic rescanning because, in practice, channels tend to come and go depending upon signal strength, weather conditions, etc. The only way to accomplish a "reset" would be to turn off the power and start all over again but you would end up doing a complete channel scan anyway. Oh, and yes, I have had channels disappear even after a rescan has indicated they have been saved

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Insignia Blu-ray player puts off stray voltage and interferes with cable box. Is there any way to fix this problem other than buying a different blu-ray player?


The player should be ckecked. The isolation capacitor short is a common probem to this model. Contact the authorised service center.

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Loss of Power


It is possible that the amplifier had encountered a fault with a higher current drain which had triggered it to a protection fault condition. The fault can be with your output drivers. Please check for short on the outputs fitted for both the channels. Use a meter after disconnecting to check for short in the drivers. Disconnect the positive and negative voltages to the output and see if the protect changes. Even a fault in the preamp stages that drives in high current into the output can shut the Amplifier. Sometimes this can be a noise which can be a HUM or HISS before the protect works. Faulty capacitors in these circuits also can cause similar issues and needs close observation.You need to confirm and replace the specific stages or outputs. If not there can be issues in the mother board. Maybe the protect circuit by itself is shutting off due to a faulty bias or there is a leak in any voltage/current sensing circuit. Also disconnect the speakers and test, if the amplifier comes out of the protect mode then check for short on the speakers.

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How do you record to channels 9-24 ?


Press the select button for channel 9 (or any channel you're wanting to record on) and hold it down. While holding down the select button of your chose, press one of the "input (A-H)" buttons as you would if you were toggling on a regular computer. The Input button you select will become your new available track to record on. Be sure that the input button you select has a mic or something connected to it and its volume is adjusted to control your input level.

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Fender LTB 4-channel PA gets distorted after use


1st
make sure your speaker total load impedance is not lower than 4 ohms.
Remember- if you have a pair of 8 ohm speakers plugged in your load will be 4ohms.
SO...if you add another speaker it will drop below 4ohms.
OR.. if you are not using the original 8ohm speakers, they must be combined to make a total impedance load of 4ohms or more using series or parallel combination in the hookup.

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the output transistor could be the cause. with the covers off, looking at the two power transistors mounted to the heat sink, one is probably bad. Part # DE9744 or the other one MJW21191. You should NEVER pull the covers off with the unit plugged into the wall unless you have at least SOME training in service work and you know what NOT to touch while the unit is plugged in.

If you are not sure what youre doing... Take it to a qualified service technician ! Deadly voltages are present and could KILL you if you are not carefull.

Another thing - never power up an amplifier without speakers plugged in. You might get away with it once but eventually it will take out the output transistor (s). Even if you know that an amplifier has overload protection, it is not a good habbit to get into.

That might have been the cause of the problem to begin with.Hope this helps.
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DTV converter box INSIGNIA


Well, try it two different ways, as follows: But be sure that the tv-channel that's selected for tuning will be identical to the "output-channel" which you'll then select for the Insignia converter-box. So, if you first select Channel 3 for tuning the tv set, then you must later select Channel 3 on the "Output Channel" choice for the Insignia "set-up" menu. Similarly, if you first select Channel 4 for tuning the tv set, then you must later select Channel 4 on the "Output Channel" choice for the Insignia "set-up" menu. Be consistent! If you find that the Insignia menu-screen does not subsequently appear after tuning the tv to Channel 3, then start-over with Channel 4 as your proper tv-tuned station to initiate the pop-up screen for the Insignia menu.

Now, here's an example that assumes Channel 3 is the proper tuning-station for your tv-set within your particular region: You will first tune your tv-set itself (by means of its handheld tv-remote) to Channel 3. Be sure, however that your Insignia converter-box is turned-on and properly connected to your tv-set and antenna.

On your tv's hand-held remote-controller, you should find a button that serves as its "input selector" -- with a typical descriptor such as "Input" or "Line" or "Video/Antenna." Press that button, and enter successive channel numbers until you get to Channel 3. You may need to press the digits 03 to signify Channel 3. The tv-screen may be colored bright blue at that point.

Then, as you switch to holding your Insignia remote-controller, press the "Menu" button. (Please note that you will need to press hard and firm upon the buttons of the Insignia hand-held in order to get proper responsiveness; a quick touch of the button will not be effective.) After pressing the "Menu" button, the Insignia menu should now appear on the tv-screen. Now, you need to use your Insignia hand-held remote-controller (not the tv hand-held remote-controller again) to travel through the menu-screen to the "Setup" feature. Then, select "Output Channel."

Proceed to select Channel 3 -- which will then be printed for you next to the Output Channel feature. Finally, under the same Setup menu, go to "Auto Tuning" -- which will commence a complete scan of all available channels.

Remember, if tuning by Channel 3 is inappropriate for tv-tuning within your particular geographic region, then repeat the above process by substituting Channel 4.

When you are done, you will rely almost exclusively upon the Insignia hand-held remote controller. You do not especially need to use your tv hand-held remote-controller again.
However, be sure to avoid standing in-front of your tv-set to change channels by buttons or knobs upon the tv-set itself. Tuning again upon the tv-set itself will negate your prior tv-setting for either Channel 3 or Channel 4 -- and thereby sabotage your working set-up!

I myself incurred chronic anxiety yesterday (June 13), as I was stunned that the Insignia menu-screen did not appear immediately when I pushed "menu" on the Insignia hand-held.
The only buttons that worked on the Insignia handheld remote-controller were the Power-on for the converter-box and the Power-on for the tv-set.

Because my expectation had been this process would take just a few minutes, I was deeply frustrated and impatient. However, I recognized that my apprehension of impending loss was absolutely appropriate as emotional "signal-processing" for me personally -- in contrast to my formerly high expectation of immediate fulfillment, completion, and gratification. Instead of my intention for quick success, I faced the stunning dread that the Insignia box had become defective or that I'd fail to ever figure-out the problem. I would not have been so impatient if I hadn't expected immediate success for the set-up.

I rejected the slogan that "I just want to get this over with!" I rejected the option of stomping upon the Insignia box! Amidst my hour-long anxiety, I summoned "Courage" -- a mode of patience to accompany my internal "quivering." I did a Google search.

From this FixYa web-site and other troubleshooting sites, I had strong clues that improperly setting Channel 3 or Channel 4 was a primary culprit for the failure of the Insignia's menu-screen to apprear. When I finally succeeded, my anxiety dissipated quickly with a temporary relief. But then came the anger that the Insignia "User Guide" had not been clear to explain the process. From that aftermath of outrage, I decided to promptly compose this protocol to assist others who have been similarly tormented -- perhaps to the extent of incorrectly believing that the Insignia converter-box was a defective product requiring prompt replacement.

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Multi Effects?


Here's a run down of the 2488 effects. It should explain how to use them.......

Effects processors can be inserted into the appropriate channels simply by holding the required effect mode button and pressing the required channel selection button. When the effects are configured as eight channel insert effects, the processor can provide compression, de-essing or exciter functions (selectable independently in each of the eight installations).

If you only need four such insert effects, then you can substitute a single multi-effect processor for the other four. This multi-effect is most likely going to find its way into the guitar DI input, and offers a chain of effects starting with a noise-gate followed by either distortion or compression.

If you are happy to abandon channel insert effects entirely, then you can set up the effects block as a single send/return processor which provides somewhat higher-quality effects. Algorithms include reverb, pitch-shifting, delays, and so on, and are accessed by dialling in an amount of Loop Send from any appropriate mixer channels. There is no dedicated effects return channel as such, but the level of the chosen effect can be adjusted in the relevant control screen.

Full article at: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may04/articles/tascam2488.htm

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INTERMITTENT RECEPTION WITH INSIGNIA


I suggest that you swap a one of the better boxes with the one that is not so good. If you get the same condition there is nothing wrong with the converters. You probably have a signal loss on the one that is not like the other two, could be a poor connection, wrong type of coax, defective splitter or many other things. Good luck!

Jun 15, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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No freaking signal


Double check ALL your ant wire connections. Then reprogram the converter to check for stations again. If that doesn't work then reposition your antenna and reprogram again.

May 21, 2008 | Insignia Digital-to-Analog Converter for...

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After a while the system starts crackling and eventually sound deteriorates to thundering in speakers


Hi, I have exactly the same prob and I belive that it is in the amp module?! I am going to take mine in for repair as my other sony HT amp has just give up the ghost, (STR-DE435), it has a protector prob and is probably not worth repairing, although it is a great amp. If anyone knows the solution to this prob it would be great to hear it!!!

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