20 Most Recent Polaroid TBX-2000AF 20 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo Questions & Answers

Press the power button on your rmote for about 8 seconds. This will "unlock" the child lock. To relock, do the same thing.

Polaroid... | Answered on Apr 03, 2012

It sounds like Ratio problem. It should be a button on your TV remote and or Cable TV box that will allow you to set the picture size to 4:3 Ratio, 16:9 or FULL Look at your manuals they use sveral terms, sometime they use picture, Zoom or Ratio.

Best of Luck

Polaroid... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011

Unplug the TV/VCR/DVD Combo from the main power for a couple of minutes, the unit may eject the tape at the power ON.
You can also try openening the unit, reset the loading posts and eject the tape by manually turning gears, motors etc..You have to know what you're doing otherwise, you will do more damage or get injured and don't forget HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL.
Best of lock

Polaroid... | Answered on Nov 03, 2011

Check with an other new disc. Check it with other disc that was running smoothly before. It that disc aslo not reads well, make sure that either its Laser assembly Lens is dirty, or the laser assembly itsef has damaged. Check it with an audio CD and MP3. If these work well and only it does nor reads DVD only, the fault is with lased assembly itsef. Put a head cleaning disc in to it and play it for two times. If this helps you, the lased head unit was dirty. If this also does not helps you, the Laser Pickup Assemby is defective and should be replaced with identical in both number and type. OK.

Polaroid... | Answered on May 25, 2011


The remaining red retrace are the giveaway that this is most likely not a CRT problem.

(If there were no red lines, it could be the filament for the red gun of the CRT going on and off due to a bad connection inside the CRT - bad news.)

How is a black and white picture? (Turn down the color control).

If B/W picture is good, then the problem is somewhere back in the chroma decoder circuitry.

Check the video input to the CRT video driver board and signals on that board. If B/W picture is also bad, then you can compare red and green signals to determine where they are becoming different. The red lines in your description sounds like the red video output circuit is drifting and messing up the background level, blanking, screen, or other setting. Could be a capacitor or other component.
Hope this will help...

Polaroid... | Answered on Jun 30, 2010

Use the remote, look carefully and find the source/input button.

Polaroid... | Answered on Jun 30, 2010

You have not mentioend the device. You can check for the fuse point, or a failure of the surge protector in the mains circuit.

Polaroid... | Answered on Jun 30, 2010

Here is where I found the remote code (1256) for the TBX-2000AF and it has many more codes for Polaroid models. Good luck (copy and paste this link) http://polaroid.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/polaroid.cfg/php/enduser/popup_adp.php?p_sid=fPLB5Gzi&p_lva=&p_li=&p_faqid=2854&p_created=1116267791&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0xOTk0JnBfcHJvZHM9JnBfY2F0cz0mcF9wdj0mcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9ubCZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**

Polaroid... | Answered on Jun 11, 2010


You could buy the remote from :-


Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Polaroid... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

First check the cable from the dvd to the tv, if it only happens when you use the dvd player then it is the lead that is the problem, unplug the lead from both blow any dust of both the connectors and plugs, then replace them ensuring they are in as tight in as possible on both, if you still get the same problem i suggest getting a different cable and trying that.
The other thing that could coarse this is the lense inside the dvd, get hold of a dvd lense cleaner and give that a try, also clean the dvd disk itself.

Polaroid... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010

Sounds like you OTR is on OTR on time record go into your menu of your TV and turn off the OTR feature you should be all set.

Thanks I hope this was Very Helpful for you!

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Polaroid... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009

More than likely you have either the cable remote or TV remote in a zoomed in mode, Look for a "format" button and press it while watching the picture. Since most TV's are now 16:9 format (wider than height) most broadcasts are the same. So to fit on your 4:3 format (almost square) TV the broadcast being 16:9 would leave black bars on top and bottom of your screen to fit the entire picture on your 4:3 screen, so there are modes for formatting the picture to "fit your viewing preference. Also when a broadcast in in 4:3 format (square) and your TV is 16:9 format you may end up with black bars on the sides of the picture. Either (a cable converter/receiver) or the TV remote more than likely has to change the format of the screen.
different 16:9 formats

4:3 format with 4:3 broadcast on 16:9 TV set to pillar box format

same 4:3 format with 4:3 broadcast on 16:9 TV with the format set to stretch format
I hope this helps and good luck!

Polaroid... | Answered on Nov 11, 2009

Unplug the TV from the wall, leave unplugged for a day or two, the TV may reset itself. You will lose all the programmed channels and may be other stored settings. The best is to get a universal remote for $10 or less.

Good luck
N Sabre

Polaroid... | Answered on Nov 08, 2009

seems that the only way to contact poloroid is by e-mail,follow this link to the support page and click on tv ,vcr,dvd support and leave them a message with your emal and model number of your tv,and if i were you i might express some dissapointment as to there lack of product support,i hope that they respond promptly and have the info you need,let me know what there response is,havent need any tech support from them in quite a while,im sure others will want to know what happens also,hope this helps

Polaroid... | Answered on Oct 01, 2009


Sorry about this, but i guess you'll have to get a technical expert to fix the sound card for you. It's bad.


Polaroid... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009


Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the audio with a DVD player or cable box. Also try using component cables if using a RCA component cable or vice versa. Check that all of the cables are plugged into the back of the tv & MUTE button is not pressed. Do a hard reset, then go into the on-screen-menu and make sure the sap is off and stereo in on.Perform a hard reset by unplugging the power cord for 4 hours; then power it again. Also try audio from Phone and 3.5mm jacks(if equipped). If this all didn't resolves the issue then it is an Audio IC orbad speakers/speaker connection.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Polaroid... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009

I have my tv set as a monitor. how do change to watch tv?

Polaroid... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

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