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Vizio Sound Problem

I bought a new 42" Vizio. I connected using component cables and audio cables directly from my HD Cable box. No surround sound is being used.

The sound was fine for about 4 hours and then it started cracklin. This was on every channel and at every volume. Being that the TV was four house old I returned the TV and brought a new one home.

The new TV has run for about two weeks. Now the problem has returned. The speakers crackle on all channels and at every volume. It doesn't matter if the TV has been on for 30 seconds or 5 hours.

Is it possible for the problem to be with the cable box? Or just bad luck with two bad TVs? Right now I am not interested in buying a surround sound system.

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  • jamie46 Aug 31, 2008

    We bought a new Vizio 46" for the living room. We put our one year older Vizio 42" upstairs. We've hooked everything up but can't figure out how to have both surround sound and video game capabilities. Our 42" had more plugins in the AVS section than the 46". Is it possible to have both? and if so, are we hooking it up wrong? thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    vizio V0370M LCD TV CHANNELS DONT SHOW IS CONNECTED TO THE CABLE BOX FROM DIERTV

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My tv has no sound. Thought it was hdmi cable . Discounted and place cable directly into TV and removed box. Box works on other TV with the hdmi cable. Still no sound on my vizio tv

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I've seen the same problem, went thought a couple of cable boxes. Turned out to be an AC line problem. Try plugging the TV into a different out, maybe in another part of the house.

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I found the problem to the jamie question I posted. Had to disconnect the tv speakers in order for the surround sound to work. Now there's a spot for the video game hook ups. thanks

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I got for christmas a vizio 32 inch tv..we are having a hard to hooking up the surround sound anyone who can help us out !!

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