My mother-in-law's TV, which is not very old, has a problem with the picture. On the top 3 or 4 inches of the set there are always a series of horizontal lines. Is there a way to adjust this? or is the picture going bad??
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Re: Toshiba 24" TV Problem
Neither adjustable nor the picture going bad.
But appears to be a minor problem, chances are that a component in the vertical section of the TV is starting to fail. If you would opt to check it out/fix yourself, most probably would be a capacitor very near the vertical IC, value would be something like 100uF/50V. Though considered a simple job, this would require that you be familiar with electronic components & circuitry, a bit of soldering and use of a DVM.
Should you not be comfortable doing the above, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified tech.
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hmm normally these settings are found in the picture settings of the set top box or just a setting in the tv's picture settings now there might be an option to say fill screen that may work best for some or leave the tv in 16:9 some broadcasts may only be in 4:3 at times this is normal broadcasting and not much can be done unless the setting on the picture option is set to fill screen
Boxes can be a pain. Do you have a Video or Av button on the box that you can try and press.
Sounds like TV is set up Ok otherwise the guide image would not go on the screen. My mother in Laws digital box often gives me curry. (first thing to advise - never buy mother in law technology - the old bag will call your cell phone at all hours to figure out why it isnt working - second words of advise - never give mother in law cell phone number)
First thing to do simply unplug the bloody thing from the power socket to reset it.
Failing this It is often the video mode outputs on the box that are not set up properly. Even though the startup image and guide comes on unless the correct video image output is set up properly you will not be able to view the TV.
Go to the TV setup menu and autodetect all channels. This should fix it. This is assuming your Sister is not using a set-top box.
In that case, you neet to leave the set on either channel 3 or 4, or use the video/audio input jacks and leave the set on VIDEO IN. The best picture with a non-HDMI set-top box will always be with the AV OUT from the box going to AV IN on the set [the white/red (audio left/right) and yellow(video) connections].
If she is using a set-top box with an HDMI output, connect an HDMI cable to the set and select HDMI IN for the absolute best picture.
you have to take in affect on how old is the tv if you have had it a few years then the screen is going out and will only be a matter of time before it goes all the way out and you will be buying a new one if it not old and its one of the newer flat panels then its the signal that the tv is receiving if its hooked to a digital antena then you only get max of 720 from it on certain channels no matter if the channel or channels are showing hd with out a hd source your tv will not show better then that i have a 42 inch hd flat panel and use a antena and the best i get from my hd broadcast channels certain times will i get true hd like when the news is showing or when one of the series that was filmed in hd is on other then that i only get a 720 picture instead of a 1080 most commercals are not film in 1080 but in 720 max and i dont know why makes no since