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Hi , I`m Jack Perhaps I can help you with this problem but first a question ;
That RCA converter box , does it have audio/video outputs beside that vhf cable ?
What you call your RCA DTV receiver , does it have a model number ?
Sorry haven't had time to pull out the manual for this tv but that DVD/VCR is that an input on the tv ?
Why do you want to do the PROGRAM CH ?
Thanks , give me a minute please
Is this the tv`s correct model number , TC-26LX20 ??
If so , I cannot see hdmi inputs on it like you mentioned aboved .
Nt that we would be using it but it would be nice for me if I could work with the correct model number
Yes I got that but that model does NOT have a HDMI input so it cannot give you that choice when you press the tv /video button
In any case your rca does not have hdmi , only coaxial out and the rca audio/video .
From what you were saying about the vhf cable you are using coaxial , do you happen to have an audio/video (red/white/yellow) cable ?
O.k and where are they on the tv ?
I have no idea what you are saying here you mentioned dvd/vcr and now viera which is the brand of the tv but I can show you what you need to do .
Here is a picture of how you need to connect your DTV box and tv , click the link below;
By the way , if that link opens a login window popup then just close it with the upper corner X or the "no thanks . continue to view"The picture is behind that .
You can discard the coaxial and use the INPUT 1 on the tv and that will be fine
NO , you need to keep that box , this tv is not capable of picking up the digital channels alone , that's why I was showing you that connection between the box and tv
I wish that box brand was not RCA as it gets confused between the RCA cable and RCA box so from now on please lets call that RCA box the DTV box shall we ?
Now if you look at the link I gave you , I showed you where the DTV box connect into the tv using RCA red/white/yellow cables .
What does that mean leave the connection as they are , where ae they now anyway if not connected to the tv ???
Am I missing something here ?
You simply connect the output of the DTV box into INPUT 1 on the tv and you`re done , nothing could be simpler
Now the dvd player was never mentioned anywhere and hence the confusion here .
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Hello, With this new TV you need to connect the antenna directly to the TV's coaxial Input then you need to run a full setup of the TV- meaning you have to select Antenna, and then run a Channel scan in order to get programming and no snowy screen.
Click the link below and scroll to page 22. Look where it says :
"Program Channels---> Mode: TV/Cable".
Click there and instead of Cable, you should be able to select Antenna.
Make sure you have the RCA DTV box disconnected and connect the antenna directly to the TV's antenna port (this is important).
Sorry, here's the link:
Change over to ANT, did you do that yet? Did you remove the DTV box yet? Please elaborate on the rest of all that I've posted.
I understand. Please scroll up to see all of MY replies- as I am working with you now.
Simply referring to the DTV box, connect the Antenna DIRECTLY to the TV's antenna jack as I've stated several times above.
You are then setting the TV to the TV Input and selecting Antenna, and running the program. The TV will not do this unless on the TV Input, and also the antenna connected directly to the TV. No DTV box,
Remove the DTV box completely- you're not using it to view channels on the TV.
Okay very cool. Run through the steps I posted above and then try to scan and let me know what happens.
Let's start over. What all do you have to connect to the TV? Is there a VCR/DVD player?
If so, what is the Brand and Mode of that player?
Also you have one other thing to connect to the TV- and that is an Antenna correct?
Okay the GoVideo player is separate. Let's work on just getting you channel to the TV. For this, just leave the antenna connected to the TV- nothing else.
Put the TV on the "TV" Input.
Then go to page 22 of the manual, and follow those specific instructions to program channels (but set the TV to "ANTENNA"- instead of Cable).
Were you able to select Antenna before running the scan?
That is correct. It's also strange as the TV's tuner should be able to pull in DTV channels.
Let's go ahead and plug the antenna into the DTV box again. Then run a coaxial cable from the DTV box to the TV's ANT Input jack.
Go ahead and run the scan again.
Okay that doesn't make any sense unless this TV's tuner is faulty.
It appears you're going to need a DTV box with RCA connections on it, as the TV's failed running a scan with both connections and this would only happen if the TV's tuner is not functional.
I'm not saying you didn't. I'm saying that with the way I most recently said to connect it- antenna to DTV box Input, and coaxial from DTV box Output to TV- you should be getting channels. If you are not, with those specific connections, then the TV's tuner is faulty.
Yes, but it's around a $200 repair- and instead of doing that, it would be more cost effective to get a different DTV tuner that has RCA red,white and yellow connections. Then you can bypass the TVs tuner and connect it to the TV using the AV jacks instead.
Just to make sure- we're talking about the DTV box by RCA having those correct?
If so, then yes plug those into the same colored jacks on the TV and then simply select the AV/Video Input on the TV (AV= Red,White and Yellow RCA jacks).
Antenna cable from antenna directly to DTV box.
Red,White,Yellow RCA cables directly from DTV box to TV- that is it.
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