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Flat Panel TV Problems

A Flat Panel TV is an electronic visual display technology that is both lighter and thinner than the traditional TV sets. Therefore, these televisions can be easily mounted on a wall. They provide high definition picture with good sound quality. Plasma and LCD are mainly the two types of flat panel televisions. Below are frequent asked questions on issues relating to Flat Panel TV Problems that has been answered by the Experts.

The volume of my Vizio LCD Flat Panel TV seems to fluctuate while changing channels and when commercials are on. How to keep the volume constant?

Usually, you would find that there is a SRS TruVolume option in the sound menu of the television. Therefore, in this case, you would need to turn on that volume option to maintain a constant level of volume. This would avoid the volume from fluctuating not only while you are changing the channels but also when the commercials are on.

My Mitsubishi Flat Panel HDTV does not display picture when turned on. However, the picture appears once I reset the unit. The menu on the screen flickers. It is connected to a Comcast cable. Is there a problem with my TV or the cable box?

In this particular case, the problem seems to be with your television set as the menu on your Mitsubishi TV screen would not have flickered if the issue was with your cable box. Therefore, in a case like this, you would need to get your TV repaired. The issue here could either be with the power or the mainboard inside the unit. Usually, you could expect to pay around two hundred to three hundred dollars for a repair like this. You may want to visit www.tvrepairpros.com in order to locate a repairman in your area. This website provides a list of all the repair shops that are NESDA members.

There is a black screen on my RCA thirty two inch Flat Panel HDTV when turned on. The audio, however, is there. It is four years old. What should I do?

To begin with, you can try putting a flashlight on the black screen of your TV to see if there is an image on it. If no image appears, it means that the hardware inside your TV is defective. Now, the reason for such a defect could be a faulty lamp or ballast or even a signal generator board failure. Therefore, in this case, all your TV would need is a service by a technician for its repair. However, you might want to reconsider fixing a four year old unit as repairing this set would cost you more than purchasing a new one. You could easily expect to pay around fifty to hundred dollars for the diagnostics and a hundred to two hundred dollars for the parts as well as for the labor. On the other hand, however, you could purchase a new LCD or Plasma thirty two inch TV within a range of three hundred to four hundred dollars.

My Samsung Flat Panel TV randomly keeps turning on and off with the power lights blinking when the unit shuts off. Is there a way to fix this?

In this case, the problem seems to be with the capacitors located in the power supply board. Most likely these capacitors are failing. However, such problems are very common with these sets. These capacitors are like batteries that can be used for an indefinite period of time, once charged. However, the capacitors can stop functioning if they receive several surges. This is because these surges usually lower the resistance level of the capacitors that result in a short circuit, causing the TV to turn on and off randomly. Finally, the TV does not even power up. Therefore, in order to fix this problem, all you would need to do is contact a technician who would check and service the capacitors and the voltages in the power supply board. You could expect to pay around two hundred dollars for a repair like this that would include the cost for the parts and labor.

Flat Panel TV is increasingly becoming popular because of its variety in size, technology and brand and also for providing wide range of features to its customers. However, these televisions have their share of problems, which may relate to issues like poor image and sound quality, reflection problems, repairing difficulty and so on. If you need clarification about your specific situation with respect to issues related to Flat Panel TV Problems, you may ask a TV Technician expert to evaluate your case details and provide a technical insight.
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