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I played a dvd and now cannot get TV signal back on TV. I

Customer Question

I played a dvd and now cannot get TV signal back on TV. I have a wireless tv connection to att uverse and everything worked fine until I played the dvd. All controls on the box are working fine, I just don't know what buttons to hit on the remotes to get tv signal back. can you help me?
JA: What's the make and model of your television? And is the remote the same, universal, or for another device?
Customer: Sony TV, not high definition, dvd and tv remotes also sony. The remote that controls the box is provided by ATT
JA: Does the TV menu work? Do you have the same problem on all sources/inputs?
Customer: Can only get choices when hit menu of video 1 or video 2 or no signal
JA: How long has this been an issue? What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: TV worked fine until brother in law decided to play a dvd at Christmas on that TV, and when I wanted to watch a TV show, it was still in dvd mode. TV will play a dvd just fine, but cannot get TV channels back
JA: Anything else you want the TV expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: 'Don't think so. Just think I need to know what buttons to hit on which remote to get signal back.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Shahid replied 8 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you today. To make sure I don’t miss anything, please give me a minute to review your question.

Expert:  Shahid replied 8 months ago.

- Could you please get me the model number written on back cover of TV?

- Can you check what type of connection wire runs between TV and cable box and what is the label of input of TV where that cable plugged into?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Sony TV Model #KV-24FV12
Connected to a wireless Cisco tv receiver
Where cable is connected on receiver says TV video out and other end is connected to uhf vhf on vhs box
Expert:  Shahid replied 8 months ago.

VHS box?

Is there any VCR also connected to TV?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'm sorry, I meant vcr, not vhs
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
A vcr player and a DVD player are connected to the top
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Connected to the TV, not top.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Do you think know you can help me?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Shahid replied 8 months ago.

Yes, I'm online and working on it.

Expert:  Shahid replied 8 months ago.

Please power On the VCR and playback a tape, select Video-1 or Video-2 input in TV to get VCR playback picture.

Now press Stop on VCR to stop playback, do you get cable channel picture on TV?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Video tape never did show on TV, but could tell tape was running. Tried with TV set to video 1 and video 2
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Did not get TV picture on TV, nor the video tape I was playing to show on TV.
Do you want me to try a dvd?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The TV plays a dvd just fine, excellent picture and audio, TV set to video 1
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I would like to stop our communication and end this repair request.
I will try to resolve this problem another way.
Please respond that you agree to end this communication.
Expert:  Shahid replied 8 months ago.

Sure, I have no problem to end this conversation if you wish to do so.


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you for your time in trying to help me resolve this, sorry we could not come to a successful solution.
Expert:  Shahid replied 8 months ago.

Its OK, hope to serve you better in future question.