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Help - my set keeps dying!

01-21-2005, 07:37 PM
Was wondering if anyone had this problem or knows of a solution:

I own a Maganavox 27" HD set and recently got Comcast DVR-HD connected. Now, about every day, when i am switching through channels, the tv freaks out. It seems like its getting a jolt with too much voltage cause the screen goes black and then the LCD light starts to flash. I have to unplug the set, plug it back in and wait until it happens again.

I only had the set three days without the HD box and it worked fine connected to my dish. Any suggestions? Do you think it could have been connected wrong or is the box the problem.

Any help would be much appreciated!


01-22-2005, 06:49 AM
Sounds like the HD DVR box is the problem ..as your set worked fine without it.

I would double check all your cable connections (A/V) and make sure your power cables are snug. (this most likely is just a piece of mind check out)

Then re-check the settings on the TV and the HD DVR box as it sounds like the TV is re-setting itself and syncing up with the HD-DVR box.

If this all "works" and the set keeps taking a crap on you, then remove the HD-DVR box and observe the operation.

I think you'll confirm your own opinion, the HD DVR box is the culprit ..

Regards ..

01-22-2005, 03:15 PM
wondering what model # your stb is...?
had this same problem with my moto 6200

I had been playing with the settings in the MOTO MENU
the 'override' has settings of OFF-480i-480p

if I remember correctly, I had the setting on 480p
(override is how your stb handles/sends 4:3 signal to your 16:9 set)
and after awhile (5 min to 25 min) my tv set would just flash to a
snowy screen, no pic like it was overloaded or something

I called Cable Co thinking it was their fault...
but for some reason I was just playing again with setting and figured it out (480i)

not sure if it applies to you, just passing my experience along...


01-23-2005, 06:20 PM
Thanks xplorer that seemed to do the trick!

01-23-2005, 07:26 PM

glad to hear it . . . :)

01-24-2005, 08:02 AM
Good job Xplorer!