Turned on the TV after being out of town for the weekend and random menus pop up including the Guideplus which I've never set up. The manual buttons on the top of the set now work sporadically but it's as if the system has become possessed! Impossible to watch as a menu will lock up and the only way to clear it is to turn the TV off and on and eventually it will clear but another menu will pop up within a short time. Using the remote just makes it worse. I have a cat that jumps up and sits on the top ..... could he have caused a problem and is it fixable? Thanks for any help.
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Many TV functions can be controlled from the on-screen menus using buttons on the TV itself. These include all kinds of settings however Sony did not include PIP in these menus. Therefore a valid remote is required to operate PIP. One thing you could try is removing the cable from the secondary input on the TV which provides the signal for the other picture. Without an input signal PIP may be disabled. Also, try buying a universal remote and setting the proper code for your TV. Original remote could be hard to find but remotes.com may have one.
see if you have a menu button on the tv itself. might be under a little pop out tray. look through the menus to switch the aux. over to video1 or game or something. if you dont have the menu option then there probably is no way to do it. try going to channel 3 and going down? if that dont work then sorry bud.
Genericaly, there are some models of sets that have a pre-set level for the sound. Check in to the menus of the set if there is a setting for the audio level at turn on.
Some manufactures designed their sets so that the sound is at about 30% up when the set is first turned on. This is annoying. They did that because they had people turn on the set and call their tech support that their set had no sound. It turned out that the volume setting was at "0"!
The original problem of turning off and on randomly could have been caused by a loose switch or contact in the front panel, or something similar like a short in the control circuitry. This might have also caused random features to become activated in the TV's menus; like the v-chip lockout feature, which is what you're describing now.
I'm unable to find an online user's manual to see if there's a way to reset the v-chip lockout. Try a default password like 0000 or 1234, and if that doesn't work, see if you can find the user's manual (hopefully you kept it!) and look for instructions there on how to reset the v-chip feature or what the default password is.
This surely is not a problem? The TV is simply indicating what channel it is recieving signals from. But in most TVs, to remove this On Screen Display, just deactivate by pressing 'Display' or 'OSD' on the Tvs Remote, as well as on the Remote of the Dish Tv reciever.