Video signal breaks up and becomes scrambled, when set to HD stations off of my cable box. TV has only two component inputs for HD, both are not working. I have changed cables, changed cable boxes several times, and still it doesn'r work.
Spny tech came and adjusted sync and reset TV, but it went bad after an hour. The cable company brought their own LCD monitor in to my apartment, and the box worked, so as far as they are concerned it is the TV that is bad. It worked like a charm for two years at my present location.
Composite inputs, my DVD player going in component, and regular (480i) stations from cablwe box all work with the TV, but I should be able to see full screen HD like I used to do. Help!
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Most TVs only have audio out and several audio/video in connections. Unless you have an unusual tv, there is no option for a coax connection from the TV to a recorder.
Since this DVD recorder only has an analog tuner, you need to connect it to a set top box to record signals unless you are looking only at analog channel sources. If you are getting OTA, then a OTA digital-to-analog tuner is needed for most channels. (Only low power stations are still broadcasting in analog.) The cheaper ones that were available with the government coupon were SD tuners. HD content will need a separate tuner. If you have cable or satellite, check the signal (QAM is digital cable).
Next connect the coax from your analog source to the DVD recorder coax in and another coax cable to the coax out and the TVs coax in (if you want to - the pass through doesn't work with a set-top box for non-analog signals). Set the channel to the appropriate one (3 or 4 for the OTA d-t-a boxes; desired channel to watch for analog OTA or cable). Set the TV to channel 2, 3 or 4. Alternatively, use composite A/V cables from the set top box to the A/V Input of the DVD recorder and set the recording channel to Input 1.
Next connect A/V cables (composite or S-video) to the recorder's matching out to the TV A/V or S-video In. Set the TV to A/V 1 or Video 1 depending on the Emerson TV. You can watch tapes or DVDs. For better video quality on DVD playback, also connect component video cables from the DVD recorder Out to the TV's component in (if it is available). Then set the TV to the appropriate component video input when watching DVDs.
Your TV has an SD/ED component input and an HD component input. You are using the HD input. It can only accept HD signals. You need to correct the settings in you cable box. You need to "fix" the video output so that it converts everything to HD. If you have a motorola box, you can usually turn the box off and press the menu button to access the cable box setup menu. Set the 4:3 override to Stretch or Full. If you need more help with this, post back with more information: cable provider, cable box used. I hope this was of some assistance.
Are you connecting these devices to the ColorStream inputs?
If so you will need to set the output settings on the DVD player or your camera to 480i. You have an HD capable TV but it is old technology and is not capable of handling the signal levels produced by HD equipment these days.
Look at the menu options on your equipment and most of them have the ability to put out the lower level signal or just hook them up using the standard yellow/red/white inputs. Hope this helped.
So, You have Five cable leads, The rgb get plugged into there corresponding colors and the other two are your Red and White Audio Input ------Correct? You do not use the in4, that is for a pc with horiz and vert sync. You use input 1 rgb and plug the red and white into the audio input.....your done!
For connections of audio, so that you can hear all tv audio through the surround system, connect either an optical audio cable or red & white analog audio cables from the tv to the home theater. If you are using optical audio, there is a plug on back of tv labeled for digital audio output and an input on the surround sound system. If you plan on using analog red and white, use the PROG OUT red and white output jacks on the back of the tv to the AUX input on the home theater.
For video connections, to get HD you will need to be using either HDMI or Component cables. HDMI is the cable that will provided 1080p signal (the best HD signal), but if the source does not output 1080p, then your tv will not display 1080p. Most cable boxes output at 1080i or 720p when on HD stations. This signal still provides great picture quality, but HDMI is not needed to get these HD signals. You can use component cables for your cable box and the DVD player output to the tv for video. HDMI might give you a slightly better picture quality but the signal will be the same.
To make the connection, you will want to connect from the cable box to the tv (component or hdmi). Also from the home theater system to the tv using hdmi or the video cables from component (red, blue, & green cables).
I had the same problem
you have to set up the componant on DTV.
the signal my be hd 1080i and the only connection with componant that can support this is the DTV port.
the other componant connections only support 480,
First of all, is your blue "HD" light lit up on the front of your Uverse box?
If yes, then you're in HD
If No, you need to check your connections from Box to TV
1.Those Red-Blue-Green cables are for video only, they don't carry sound and shouldn't be connected to audio outs. Audio needs a seperate cable. Make sure your Red isn't on the audio out which is also red. Make sure your blue and green aren't switched with each other either. Check that at both ends.
2. Try an HDMI cable. It will carry audio and video together and it's one cord instead of 5.
3. What brand/model of TV is it? Is it an older projection TV? The HD tuner might be shot. The individual color tubes commonly fail after a few years.
4. Are you selecting 720p or 1080i from your TV's menu or from the Uverse menu? You'll need to set it through the Uverse box, not the TV.
5.Follow -Menu -Settings -Aspect Ratio to change to 720 or 1080. This should start an autotest which will scramble your picture for about 5 seconds, then bring you back to a menu asking you to keep settings or revert back settings. If you never see that question pop up, then your TV isn't supporting the HD, and you settings will be rolled back automatically. If the question does pop up and you can read it, select "keep settings" and press OK. Your blue HD light should come on the front of the box now.
i know this problem, happened to me with the comcast Motorola HD receiver box. The key is with the setting in the cable box.
Switch on the TV.
Set the channel to normal tuner channel 3 or HD input.
Turn off the cable HD box.
Press the Menu Button on the Cable box or the remote.
You should see a Menu.
Use the cursor keys to navigate
The default setup is also one of the option, Right click on your cursor keys acts like the computer keyboard enter key and applies the change.
The default setup is 16:9, the shacking would happen if you have set the picture type to "PAN SCAN". change it to either 16:9 or 4:3 Letter Box. The shacking should stop.
Hope it helps.
This set does not support 480I in the DTV mode, only 480P and 1080I is supported.
Try setting the analog setting in the cable box to 480p and that should take care of watching the set in DTV. Most cable boxes have a setting for format changes in the customer menu, depending on the type of box. If you are able to change the format, then the other inputs will not work since they need a 480I signal, as well as VCRs.
Another setup could be to use the S-Video cable or Video input jacks to get a better picture in 480I instead of using the cable input. However, when changing from HD to Analog, you will have to change to the correct input on the set as well.
Hope this helps.
If you can get some of the stations without the box (often the case
for those who subscribe to digital cable or movie channels), then one setup is to split the raw cable and feed the box and the TV, then have the box feed the VCR and hook up the VCR composite video and line level audio outputs to the TV.
The VCR tuner would always be set to the VHF frequency your cable box RF output is on, usually ch. 2, 3 or 4.
This setup allows PIP to work, with the TV tuner limited to
unscrambled analog stations, and it also allows you to tape anything
coming through the box, while watching unscrambled analog stations on the TV.
However, it requires the VCR to be on and the TV set to the
external video input to simply watch what is coming through the cable box.
There are other ways to set this up with more flexibility using
splitters and A/B switches, or you can look for a special switch box
that handles the job.
The above assumes your TV has composite video and line level audio
The only way to have full flexibility to watch any scrambled or
unscrambled station at the same time as taping a scrambled station is to have 2 cable boxes. The only way to have your VCR control the
cable box and record different programs by switching the box by itself is to have a VCR with a cable box controller, also known as a cable "mouse".
Hope this helps