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When TV is first switched on, you cant change anything and

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When TV is first switched on, you can't change anything and then the screen freezes and 'DTV no signal' appears. The picture resumes and after a while there is a longer gap between 'freezes'. My other TV isn't affected so is there an answer to my problem please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 3 years ago.
Nathan :

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Nathan :

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. We’ll get started chatting here.

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Nathan :

Could you give me some more detail please?

Nathan :

Make/model of the tv?

Nathan :

What source devices you use (aerial, cable/satellite box, dvd, game system, etc), as well as how each is connected to the tv?

Customer: The TV is a Marks & Spencer LED TV with DVD Player connected to an aerial.
Nathan :

Do you have any issues when watching a dvd?

Nathan :

When the screen freezes, does sound continue at all?

When the system cuts out like this, does it seem to happen equally on all channels?

Customer: Model No (per back of TV)LE-22A31/T0410409/1817I haven't tried the DVD recently. I haven't noticed what happens to the sound so presume it doesn't continue. Yes it happens on other channels
Nathan :

Okay, well there are a few possible issues here,

Nathan :

you could have a bad aerial or a loose connection,

Nathan :

but the freezing is typically indicative of an internal hardware problem,

Nathan :

meaning that the tvs internal tuner (or main board) may be failing.

Nathan :

How long have you had this tv?

Customer: about 3 years I think.
Nathan :

Okay, this is a lower quality "3rd tier" brand, so this type of failure, if that is the case, is not surprising

Nathan :

there are a few things we can try here though,

Nathan :

first go into the setup menu

Nathan :

and look for a software update function, and let that run if there is anything available

Nathan :

failing that, retune the tv (auto scan / auto program)

Nathan :

if still no change, and if the other tv is working off the same aerial, the it would unfortunately tend to confirm a hardware fault. That is something which would require repairs to correct, which simply wouldn't be prudent - you'd spend more to fix it than to buy a new tv. An alternative would be to hook up an external tuner box instead (goodmans, humax, digihome, etc), which would usually be in the £25 range.

Nathan :

If we get to that stage, I can recommend an external box, or a replacement tv for you, whichever you'd prefer.

Customer: The other TV runs off a different aerial point - I live in a retirement village with main aerials. I will try the set up menu and go from there. Do you want to know if I can sort it - anyway thanks for giving me some alternatives.
Nathan :

If you have a moment, yes I'd appreciate an update, but don't feel badly if you don't have the time to return.

Nathan :

You could try swapping this tv with the other though, just in case this aerial point is the issue, it wouldn't hurt to check before investing more into it

Customer: I will certainly try swapping but will have to wait until my grandson is here tomorrow
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