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This is the best solution for your problem as a 40 year experience with wires etc.
Go to the source of your cable signal connector .
Open it and clean the terminals with emery paper , sand the end of the cable shiny clean from corrosion , get a new barrel connectors with gold terminals if possible lengthen the ends of the cable , insert and tighten good, use thick rg-16 or rg 40 cable with good insulation ends crimped professionally with a crimpier or buy ready made , not from dollar store. Get a gold plated professional splitter if you need one or two , it will cost about 15 or more each . Make the cable runs as short as possible, using the thick good cables. If needed get a signal magnifier. From radio shack or the source etc. Connect them good and tight . Ground the splitters . Problem solved , you will get crystal clear channel 2 to 7 including 3 and 4 . Isolate the TV cable from other cables and power wires.
are there any lightnings or thunder in your area when it happened.try checking your tuning settings,maybe the program was reset so u need to reprogram the channels again.try removing the batteries of your remote and put it back on again then try to access.i have encountered that problem and i end up buying a new tuner module.and that fixed the problem.
1984 > 1994 > 2004 > 2008 = ?; YOU are wondering WHAT? With the new tech of today and HD coming in spring of 2009, I think it is time you look for a new TV. Please give it a good resting place.
Good Luck, big IRISH.
It could be a bad barrel at he TV and at the wall. Your cables and connector could be of poor quality. You may also have a signal issue. Has anyone fron the cable company be out to take a signal reading?
It is possible that your Toshiba is set to receive aerial TV programs and not Cable TV programs.
You need to go to the set-up menu (via remote) and go to the air/cable selection. Choose cable and then auto search/scan. This is a generic procedure and should work with your particular brand/model but the terms/names may just be a bit different. You may also consult the users manual for the exact procedure.
Hope this give you an idea. Good luck and kind regards.