Sanyo avm3256 is the model of the tv when you put it in tv mode the screen is black and u hear static but when you put it in video mode you can play games and watch cable through a vcr what could be causing this?
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Well after playing around with the tv some more, I decided the problem was probably the cable jack, and tried running the video in/out cables thru the VCR to get around this, which I read generally works but in this case nothing. I had tried the tv on various settings, anytime I put the tv in "video" mode I'd get a blue screen and nothing else. Anyway I found a switch in the back of the Direct Tv box for ch. 3 & 4 settings. So I flipped it but still got a snowy picture, only this time it was on ch 4 instead of ch 3. By sheer accident I put the tv back in video mode while I had the satilites setting to ch 4, and the picture came up crystal clear. Since I didn't mess with it further, I'm not sure if it was the channel selector or the fact that hooked the tv up via the video cables, but whatever it was it did the trick.
I just KNEW this could not be a broken tv despite the fact that everhwere I read online suggested it was. I knew pictures can go out, or sound can go out....but to have BOTH go out didn't make sense to me. Anyway, glad its working! :)
Number 1 If the Sound is Ok,(CLEAR)For 1 min,Then the First thing I would be Checking Is the Audio Output for Ringbreaks around the Conns,If you have Jacks that say audio out on the Back Plug it into to a Input of a Stero and see If that works