I have a friend that has a Durabrand TV and it plays certain stations in spanish. She doe's have cable but their is no cable box. A transformer blew out and it has been doing that since. What can possibly make the tv play certain stations in spanish instead of english like it should
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Re: TV plays some channels in spanish
The tv may a SAP circuit fault (Second Audio Program).
This circuit can mess up and cause some channels which are carrying SAP to put out the wrong language.
I've seen this happen a few times. AN IC may have gotten zapped when the transformer blew.
Possibly the microprocessor IC.
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DVD players are usually connected with TVs by using AV cable. Your tV will have AV input sockets at its rear side. After the interconnections have been done, select the input to TV to AV. The picture of the AV cable you need is attached.
Nope, your TV is not directly compatible with the new broadcast format. You are, however, able to use a set top converter box, and feed the signal through the cable connection or through the RCA connection as well.
The stations that you are able to see (18,23, 50) are low power stations that are not required to change over to the new broadcast format.
The TV should be on channel 2, 3, or 4 to work correctly. There might be a small switch on the back of the VCR that lets you select the channel that it wil play back on.
Also, look on the remote control for the VCR and see if there is a button labeled TV/Video, and press that while something is playing. This switches back and forth between the TV signal and the VCR signal and it could solve your problem.
You need to make sure the TV is set for "cable" tuning and not "standard" or "air." (If you are getting only local off-air channels and no cable stations at
all, be sure you have a good cable and connection to the set. Normally, even if the TV is set for "air" you will get the low-number cable channels 2-13.) This is usually a selection through the TV's set-up menu. With a universal remote, it may be difficult or even impossible to get to all the menu entries. Most replacement remotes don't support all the original remote functions. Try with yours and good luck. Once you get the TV set to the proper tuning, you should have all your cable channels.
When you say "can't get the TV to play through the VCR", do you mean that you can't get the cable-stations to play through the VCR to the TV? I'll assume that's what you're trying to accomplish.
The most common way to connect a VCR to a TV is through a coaxial cable, from the port on the rear of the VCR labeled "Out to TV." There should be another coaxial port labeled "Cable/Ant In." This is where I picture your cable programming is currently connected.
Instead, it sounds like you connected the VCR to a modulator (probably thru RCA composite cables, which have yellow / red / white plugs). Then the modulator connects to the TV thru a coaxial cable. This will successfully play the VCR to whatever specific channel (perhaps 2, 3 or4), but the modulator doesn't know of any other signals to send to your TV.
2 possible solutions:
1) If the modulator has a coaxial port labeled "Cable/Ant In" or something indicating "In" at a threaded coaxial port, connect your cable-programming to this instead of the to the VCR.
Depending on what type of modulator it is, when you want to switch from watching the VCR to watching cable-programming, you might have to push a button on the modulator to make the swtich, or you might not. Your modulator might put the VCR on channel 3, and allow the higher cable channels to filter though to their respective stations. Most cable providers will leave channels 2, 3 and 4 blank for this purpose. Try it and see.
2) Axe the modulator. Take it out of the system entirely. Connect your cable programming to the VCR "Cable/Ant In" and use another coaxial cable to go from the VCR's "Out to TV" port to the TV. When you want to switch from watching the VCR to watching cable, press a button on your VCR or the VCR's remote. Usually this button is labled, "TV/VCR."
If this does not help, write back and explain in more detail how your system is currently connected.