Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4


2561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 104


  Reply # 1204518 27-Dec-2014 15:23
Send private message

Anyone know how to tune one of these tvs, when I plug it in its just snow. Cant find tuning in the options.

591 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 58

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1204539 27-Dec-2014 15:49
Send private message

TeaLeaf: Anyone know how to tune one of these tvs, when I plug it in its just snow. Cant find tuning in the options.


Once you have your TV tuned, you need to select your digital TV channel option on your remote.
There are no snow (analog) channels anymore.

To tune your TV, find the auto tune option in your remote menu.
The TV will probably try and find analog channels first (none) and then the digital channels.




Gordy


7752 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2559

Subscriber

  Reply # 1204542 27-Dec-2014 15:53
2 people support this post
Send private message

TeaLeaf: Anyone know how to tune one of these tvs, when I plug it in its just snow. Cant find tuning in the options.


RTFM

591 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 58

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1204546 27-Dec-2014 16:00
Send private message

Jase2985:
TeaLeaf: Anyone know how to tune one of these tvs, when I plug it in its just snow. Cant find tuning in the options.


RTFM


+1 a long thread...
but maybe the op will be able to help me one day.





Gordy


1929 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 129


  Reply # 1204548 27-Dec-2014 16:03
One person supports this post
Send private message

TeaLeaf: Anyone know how to tune one of these tvs, when I plug it in its just snow. Cant find tuning in the options.

Stupid questions. You do have a UHF antenna on the roof? And the f plug terminated cable is connected to it?
Chances are if the cable out of the wall is free floating and has an f plug then the other end is most likely connected to a satellite dish in which case you won't be able to tune anything without a satellite STB.

And you don't get snow on digital TV. You either get a picture or a blank screen.




2561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 104


  Reply # 1204549 27-Dec-2014 16:03
Send private message

read the Fn m. thanks for the support.

im saying its not finding the channels.

anyway looks like the house has been set up for satelitte downstairs and pal upstairs. bizarre. not sure how hard it is to get a socket in downstairs from the aerial but assume its going to cost money.

1929 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 129


  Reply # 1204553 27-Dec-2014 16:08
Send private message

DarthKermit: Thread hijack:
what was the name of the really old two prong TV connector to connect ribbon cable to the back of your trusty black and white TV?

Don't think it ever had a name. Just two prong plug for 300ohm ribbon. I never ever used one as the ribbon always connected to screw terminals on the old B & W sets. The 300ohm to 75ohm Balun came later when they started using Belling Lee sockets on colour TV.



2561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 104


  Reply # 1204555 27-Dec-2014 16:22
Send private message

yep definitely the sat dish wires, didnt even realise the house had one. strangely there is a black one as well, not sure what thats connected to. going to get a pal to pal to test on what i think is the uhf aerial entry point (but hard to confirm)

2184 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 661

Subscriber

  Reply # 1204559 27-Dec-2014 16:25
Send private message

at one stage if you got sky they put a second cable in and were not all that fussy about matching cable colours. Go look at the sat, you will likely see both a white and a black cable going to it. 

1929 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 129


  Reply # 1204560 27-Dec-2014 16:28
One person supports this post
Send private message

TeaLeaf: yep definitely the sat dish wires, didnt even realise the house had one. strangely there is a black one as well, not sure what thats connected to. going to get a pal to pal to test on what i think is the uhf aerial entry point (but hard to confirm)

If the rest of the house has PAL connectors then it's likely previous tenants had Sky and the black cable was used to distribute Sky round the other rooms via an rf modulator. You'd need to trace where it goes to confirm. It may also connect to a diplexer somewhere to combine with an antenna on the roof? Sounds like lots of cable tracing required.



2561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 104


  Reply # 1204576 27-Dec-2014 17:31
Send private message

i think the big mistake is what i thought looked like a UHF aerial is just a plain TV aerial. expensive mistake. just tried pal to pal into the pal in house connection and no digital signals found.

not spending $150 on an aerial for the landlord, likely be selling the tv instead.

next time will look for dual band tv.

all a bit deflating for us as this was our first experience into AV products.

2184 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 661

Subscriber

  Reply # 1204577 27-Dec-2014 17:37
Send private message

Sat signal is not HD, youre better off getting your current tv working. Try an indoors uhf antenna. 

7752 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2559

Subscriber

  Reply # 1204578 27-Dec-2014 17:38
Send private message

TeaLeaf: read the Fn m. thanks for the support.


the only reason i said that is your asking a simple question about something thats explained in the manual you would have got, or could get from the internet for your tv. i know it sounds harsh and im sorry about that but you would be amazed at how many people over look things like that.



2561 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 104


  Reply # 1204580 27-Dec-2014 17:44
Send private message

all good jase, was just pointing out that i was reading the manual and was confused why nothing was setting up. i really thought i had it set up correctly but was well off the mark. and now looks like i dont even have an aerial.

i thought internal aerials only work if you are near a repeater? is there any way to find how close we are?

if we could get an aerial sub $50 just to watch choice tv and som sports that would do us. we plan to watch 80% net streaming anyway once we get up to speed with the wonders of the net world.

7752 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2559

Subscriber

  Reply # 1204581 27-Dec-2014 17:44
One person supports this post
Send private message

could just buy a cheap satellite freeview decoder instead of selling the TV can get them for under 100



1 | 2 | 3 | 4
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.