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Can't change to channel 3 to use the dvd player

Just replaced an old analog box tv with new flat screen. have cable service, so no converter box. did channel scan - channels work ok. had hooked everything back up how old tv was set, cant or wont go to 3 to play dvd as could before. both other visio tvs go to channel 3 just fine.

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Your Vizio TV should have provisions on the rear panel for direct connection of your DVD player. Use those connections and select your DVD player as a video input.

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SOURCE: all cable channels r frozen, piture and coloris great, dvd works, and tv works when u unplug cable but picture is fuzzy cause there no antenna but when u plug cable back in there still froze in same s

It sound like the tuner was bad. Replace main board will fix it.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Digital channel signal blue screen only

Press the "INPUT" button and make sure "TV" is highlighted.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: After the analog service was dropped, most

go to main menu, than find a setting for "autoprogramming" It will scan all available channels.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: CUSTOMER WITH A BRAND NEW VIZIO VA 320M KEEPS SHOWING SIDEBARS

The signal board is bad. Replace this board, its the one with the rca jacks and rf connectors. Warranty work will cover this repair. As we say in Nebraska.......Getter Done!!!!!

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My vizio VO32L will not respond after being tuned

I'm having the same problem (in the LA area too!) with my VO42L and VO22L...I called Costco and they've handed me over to Vizio. I'm waiting for a call back from Vizio right now, but I told them about your post. Hopefully, they'll get flooded with calls!

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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* Hook up your TV using the old RCA video/audio jacks; Yellow plug is video, Red is audio right, White is audio left.
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