The tv no longer recognizes Channel 3. Subsequently, the cable box and satellite box will not work. It is not caused by parental control lock out or any other FAQ solutions. We have followed all the instructions in the owners manual, and on RCA's website. The tv worked one morning, and did not that afternoon. Nothing had been altered. RCA's "tech support" is a joke. No one answers. I really don't want to have to buy a new tv.
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Re: RCA F32649 - Won't Recognize Ch 3
What do you mean??? it doesent reconize channel three?? does it skip over the channel three or can you take a remote and manually put it on channel three and theres all snow when you put the set on channel three There is no magic wand to fix a set unless I get a few more magic words(HE HE) please indicate what you mean dosent reconize channel three??? and if im not mistaken there is a video input on ythis set and I used a set for my satallite for overr 5 years so far and the set was given to me as it has a bad tuner so I simply ran my sat. through a video input and have a great set get bacj to me please
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Check your TVs settings. Check if channel skip option in on. If it is on, this type of fault occur. Turn it to off if it is in on condition. If the blue back screen option is there, just turn it on to avoid grains on unused channels.
At least you know the set does work. I'm also assuming your satellite receiver is working and that all your cables are good.
There are two ways to hook up to the TV: RF (antenna) and the A/V jacks. Maybe the seller was using the RF input (the threaded round connector where you screw on a cable connection, then choose channels with the set's tuner), and you're trying to connect using the A/V jacks (the red, white and yellow RCA jacks). If that's the case you need to switch the TV to those inputs. You may need the original remote to do that if the TV doesn't have a front panel TV/AV button.
The other possibility is you're connecting the satellite receiver to the RF connector and the TV isn't on the right channel (usually channel 3 or 4). If you're using the RF input, have the TV autoprogram and it should find the channel. Most sets can do that from the front panel menu button.
Insure your TV is set to channel 4. Then go into your TV's menu and make sure it's set to CABLE and not AIR. There is no need to program your tv, as long as it's on channel 4 and set to recieve Cable it will be fine.
Any TV hooked up to a cable or satellite box can only "see" one channel...the set-top box (STB) converts the channel you are watching to (usually) Ch. 3 or 4. With cable you can split the input if your TV has 2 RF inputs, with a dish that won't work.
That's why the TV stays on Ch 3 and the STB changes to whatever you want to watch.
1) Buy RCA remote part # 240895 original about $25.00
2) Enter channel 00 for video sometimes works
3) Channel down 4-3-2-Vid 1, Vid 2, etc. sometimes works
4) Try Auto-Program Channels selection ( can be accessed on
front of set buttons or remote
Let me know ...........................................T.