After watching HDTV the tv will not switch back on when left for a few hours.
It seems to happen after i use my xbox 360 on HD, play for a few hours works fine, then watch some normal tv then turn off and go to bed, get up next morning and the tv will not switch on properly the standby light just blinks repeatedly. this has has happend 3 times within 2 months. i have checked my tv for overheating problems and it is not the case as it hs plenty of space behind and above it, and i only play a few hours not day and night, and there is no radiator in the area of the tv so overheating can not be the problm beforem u all say it :)..
the shop repairing it have changed mainboards and diodes and it still not fixed they dont have a clue!!!
can anyone shed some light before i exchange the tv for a new one due to it still being in warranty (thank god)!!! but will this happen again on same model?????
Re: After watching HDTV the tv will not switch back on...
Just found out through my own experience that LCD tv's can overheat when hooked up to the xbox 360 or wii. In my case, after many hours of play on either console, the heat generated is increased to the point that the tv will not turn back on till the fans have cooled the unit. The cooling can take hours depending on how hot the tv components got. In my case I removed the heat shield to allow heat to escape more rapidy. This worked in a matter of minutes and my tv was operational once again. My solution is to find a tv that will not be affected by the increased heat that these game consoles generate. My gripe is that these consoles are created to utilize HDTV. I have had my HDTV for 6 years and never had a problem till I hooked it up to the xbox 360 or wii. Never tested the playstation. I'm sure there are HDTV's that can handle these consoles. I would research and find out what specific brands are not having problems. I know you think it's not your tv but ask yourself if these problems occur when you don't use your game consoles. In my case this is the only time I have overheating issues, however, the game console was on for long hours at a time. I truly believe if you purchase the same tv and hook your 360 to it you will encounter the same problems.
Hope this helps.
Re: After watching HDTV the tv will not switch back on...
I'm afraid i have no solution for you, but i thought it might help to know that i have the same problem, mine will sometimes take up to half an hour to turn on, while i have to sit and listen to the clicking sound, and watch the power led flash on and off!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!
sorry i couldn't help though.
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If you are using the video cable (multi-colored jacks on one end, big trapezoid on the other) with the switch on it, make sure the switch is on tv and not hdmi. If you are using the hdmi cable (small trapezoid connection on both ends) then you need to find the video cable. You should also check and make sure that your screen settings are not for HD. Go to: System settings ---Console Settings -------Display ----------HDTV settings If the HDTV settings option is available then you have the hdmi cable attached or the switch is flipped on the video cable causing the 360 to think you're transmitting to an HDTV. Hope this helps you.
If you are using a HDMI connection, often the connection will be lost between your xbox and your tv. In my case I simply change to another channel or the other HDMI channel and then back and the secure HDMI connection will be restored.
I'm not sure exactly what the problem might be, but if you try turning off the x-box and looking at the back, the A/V cables that come out of the back (shaped like a trapezoid where you plug it in) and they should be plugged into your TV.
If your TV uses the Red, White, and Yellow cable side, make sure the switch on the other end of the cable where it plugs into the back of the x-box is switched to "TV".
If your TV has component input "Red, Blue, and Green" make sure you switch it to "HDTV" and you'll also have to connect the red and white (left and right) audio cables.
Your HDTV digital tuner/antenna probably won't be the place to connect them.
If you do not have either cable setups on the back of your TV, you may have to go to an electronics store and purchase an A/V converter box or connector. They are not too expensive.
If you have a little extra cash to spend, I'd recommend getting a decent size LCD flat panel HDTV. Just make sure you NEVER buy a PLASMA screen to play VIDEO GAMES on (video games will destroy the screen and leave you with burn-in or ghosting). Although they are nice for movies and slightly cheaper.
already solved it. thanks. i couldn't see the xbox settings blade because of the blank screen so switched my component cable to the tv setting instead of the hdtv setting, then i could see the dashboard in non-hd and switched the resolution to 720p while simultaneously switching the component cable back to the hdtv setting. that worked.
You can go to Wal-Mart or any major electronics store and buy a splitter/selecter for your different devices.
Basically, the unit will allow you to connect a few input devices (xbox, ps3, whatever) into one HD connection on an HDTV. You will be able to select which device uses the HD connection to the tv through a switch.
I hope you find the item :-) A Competent electronics salesman should be able to help you out just fine!