Ok, I know the quality of this TV is not good but wondering what causes this. Have cable box hooked up to TV with video cable (yellow/red/white) into input (AV1). What is weird is local channels come in fine (abc,cbs,nbc,pbs etc.) However, when you change channel on cable box and go to a cable channel like TNT,WBS it displays it at the bottom of the screen like all the channels but just stays black. It does this for all cable channels so it shows what channel it is at the bottom of the screen but isn't displaying it. The trutech TV doesn't have a channel set/format option like other TV's so wondering what is going on?
The official website for this item is http://1800customersupport.com/trutech. Try emailing them, or call them at 1-888-252-6252. Trutech is the store brand for Target stores. So many companies make their products. This website isn't the official site for all Trutech products,just some of them, like this 15" LCD TV.
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may be the source itself(i.e. cable box) also check cables between cable box & TV. If you are connecting the DVD to the same input the cable box is installed, You know that input on the TV is OK. If you get no audio when the DVD is connected to the same input as cable box, then issue is the MAIN PCB.
Please check if the antennae is connected with right cable and the dipole is good. If so search the channels avaiilable and if there is no signal then it is possible that the TUNER is faulty. check using another TV with the same antennae or check the RF input using a VCR or TUNER.
Hello There is no details or user manuals in NET about your Trutech TV. If you have its owners manual with you now, go to its specification page, and see whether this TV have internal digital tuner or not. It will be speicied there. If there is internal digital tuner, you need not buy an external converter box. In not you have to. OK.
You do need to buy good coaxial cables at a reputable electronics store. You may sometimes use the slide in one with some luck. I prefer a high quality cable purchase at the cable or satellite tv office. The other thing is you may have too many connections going into the tv. You may a dvd or vcr player that is still on. Or the video game box is on etc. Or worse yet...the RF connector on the tv itself is loose and will require a new soldered one in its place...this will require a tv tech! Or the quik fix is to bypass the RF connector and use the RCA cables and Jacks. Hate to leave you with so many options...but most is covered now...good luck!
The way you have it hooked up right now will not work unless you have a coaxial out on your cable box going to the dvd recorder. Even then, picture quality will be severely degraded. The best way to do it is to leave your cable box hooked up to your TV via HDMI and connect your dvd recorder to your cable box via component video if your dvd recorder has a component video input. If it doesn't, then just use the composite video input. That way your picture quality will be better and you will still be able to record with the TV off.
You have to buy a adaptor for coaxial to television antenna hook-up.
One side is used to hook up the cable to and the other side is to hook
up to you televisions antenna's screw hook-up. These adaptors can be
bought in most electronic stores and you should be able to find them on
line. Just use google for cable to television adaptors. I hope this
helps you with your problem.