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Does Your New TV Have Warning Label?

If you have not bought a new TV in the last month, you may not know. But all TV's that do not have a built-in digital tuner, also known as an ATSC receiver ,have a warning label sticker saying it will need a "converter box" in 2009 because of a switch to digital broadcasting.

Why are they doing that?

Well, Those stickers are mandated by the Federal Communications Commission to be on all analog TV's starting in May.

Some folks already know this, but....

What's happening is that on February 17, 2009, TV broadcasters will be turning off their analog over-the-air broadcasts, the kind you tune into with rabbit-ear antennas.

Circuits of the Basic TV Set and What They Do - Part 2

In Circuits Of The Basic TV and What They Do - Part 1 we discussed the standby power supply, main power supply, and the horizontal and vertical deflection circuits. In Part 2 of this series we'll dig a bit deeper inside a typical TV set, and cover degaussing circuits, tuner circuits, and common tuner problems.

Can I Use My TV Speakers Instead?


I would like to get my home theater system (Samsung HT-Q45) hooked up so I can watch DVDs with the TV speakers at times... without using the surround sound speakers themselves. There will be other times I would like to use the surround, just not always. I would also like to be able to use the same components. Is this possible?

-submitted by ezylman

Understanding Sony Television Blinking Codes

Many of the later model Sony TV’s have a built in self-diagnosis function. If the timer/standby indicator is blinking, this could be an indication of a problem with the unit. The diagnostic blinking will occur automatically with no action required by you to engage it.

The timing of the blinking you see would be as follows: two to nine blinks, (depending on the fault), about a third of a second apart, then a pause for 3 seconds, then the two to nine blinks about a third of a second apart again.

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