Forum discussion tagged with TV.
  1. Mphillips7

    Question Hdmi extender issue

    Good morning. I am dealing with a sound issue at my house. I have a projector that is plugged into a Yamaha Home Theater Receiver in my basement. I have 5 speakers which are in my drop ceiling. They are connected by speaker cables into the receiver. I then have a Cat6 ethernet cable ran from...
  2. I

    Question Seeking advice

    Hi there, n00b here. I am stuck in a conundrum here. I have a Changhong 50" LED tv I got (on sale for $400) back in 2013; 1080p, 60hz - nothing special about it. I mainly use it for Netflix and gaming (PS4, XBO, Wii U, PS3, X360), nothing more. I am looking to get a PS5 at some point in the...
  3. marivoje

    Question I fried laptops motherboard.?

    I fried it. I plugged in 12v from an unofficial power supply o the USB PORT;'. The laptop still works as im writting this on it, but the ports dont. the charging and ethernet both work fine, and hdmi worked for around 10mins when i plugged it in to a tv, and then the tv stopped working, i tried...
  4. M

    Question Replace the mainboard of LG TV

    The mainboard of my LG TV is burnt, so I found a slightly different LG TV (same size, year, resolution) and the mainboard seems to be the same physical size and have the same connections except the button which I can replace. Should I go ahead and buy it, will it work? My TV: LG 43LH513V...
  5. pikayo

    Question How to resize from 49" to 55" on a philips tv motherboard?

    Hi, my motherboard has recently broken down on my Philips 55PUS7303 / 12 TV, this motherboard has the following 715G8579-MOD-B01-005T series, I found and bought the same motherboard with the same series from a TV 49PUS7503 / 12. I installed this motherboard, it works but the problem is that the...
  6. B

    Question My Sharp Aquos LC-60C6400U led tv won't respond to remote

    Hi, I'm Rick. I'm 70 years old. Joined Tom's Guide yesterday. Was an IT tech with an MCSE for Windows NT and 2000. Also a network administrator and had a consulting business for a while. I know PC's but have no clue about my tv problem. My Sharp Aquos LC-60C6400U led tv won't respond to the...
  7. xxnikki

    Solved! Trying to connect laptop to tv via hdmi to usb converter.

    I'm trying to display my microsoft surface go 12 to my lg tv via an hdmi to usb converter. I downloaded the driver, and my tv is showing that something is hooked up to one of my hdmi inputs, but when I go to the proper hdmi display, it says there is no signal for the current input and doesn't...
  8. vbragado

    Question Need help identifying problem with sony lcd tv

    I have an old Sony kdl-40z4100 that has a black screen problem. It still has the backlight, and when I try to change input or volume, a broken image (like static) pops up on the screen. Sometimes, the main menu will appear for a minute or two after I turn it on, but then the picture fails. I...
  9. marinff

    Solved! Connecting headphones with TV via wire

    Hi I have an 83 year old grandpa, as he is getting older his hearing capabilities are getting worser... He likes to watch TV but then he sets the volume at like 40... and still then he doesn't hear it that well A few weeks ago we gave him a pair of headphones to try out, he said how he can...
  10. P

    Solved! Advice on picture settings for TCL 5 series

    I researched 4K TVs and read a review on Tom's Guide about the 5 series TCL Roku TVs. The review was good but said it takes more tweaking by the user out of the box to get a good picture than other similar TVs, and I've definitely found that to be the case. I can't seem to find that review...
  11. S

    Solved! Fixing A Fujitsu Plasmavision

    I have a 50 inch fujitsu plasmavision, model P50XTA51US and the screen on the HDMI input is all scrambled. Anyone know how to go about diagnosing/fixing something like this?
  12. trifid

    Question Philips LCD TV going wonky BUT works sometimes

    Hi. I'm a non-technical person but follow tom's guide since long. Taking strength from the discussions on this site, I decided to try to troubleshoot my TV by myself. So please let me know if I make some rookie mistakes while posting on the forum. I have a Philips TV, a few years old, model...
  13. H

    Question Optical Soundbar to HDMI ARC TV

    I purchased a generic BYL soundbar that has an optical input but I want to connect it to my HDMI ARC port on my TCL 65S425 so I can use my TV remote control the volume. There are many audio converters on Amazon to choose and I have no idea which one will work for me. Can somebody please help...
  14. andrutzu

    Solved! Philips 55PUS6503/12 Screen is upside down and mirrored

    Hello Guys, i bought a Philips TV with upside down screen and the whole display is mirrored. I got in the factory mode and set PANEL_FLIP to off and on but no changes. I even got the Panel id right. But still no luck. What can i do? I already made an FW update and Virgin mode. I assume the panel...
  15. E

    Solved! LG TV Random Issues With Recording On Philips Flash USB Drive

    Hello, I recently started recording TV shows on my LG 43LM6300PLA LED TV. At first, I started using an old stick with about 15 GB of memory which has to be 2.0 most probably. It was working without any issues but the memory was not enough. I got a new flash - Philips usb 3.0 64 GB, but when I...
  16. T

    Solved! Tv pauses every second or so

    Hi, i recently had my main board of lg tv replaced with a new one and after mounting, installation and switching on the tv the picture pauses every second and again and again. What could be the problem?
  17. ddk0014

    Solved! Soundbar, TV box and Chromecast Issue

    Hi ppl. I am trying to connect my Soundbar to work with Android TV box and Chromecast I have currently plugged in Android TV box and Chromecast via HDMI to TV (not HDMI ARC, TV doesn't have ARC or optical inputs/outputs) but unsure how to connect Soundbar Only option I could think of is to use...
  18. KatTech

    Solved! [W photos] Old RCA DVD player can't be found by Roku smart TV

    [Warning there's quite a bunch of photos in this post showing the items in question & what I've done to troubleshoot trying to get the player to show up on the TV so far] Roku Smart TV: Believe it's the TCL 55R617 (the manual just says R613/R617 bought at BJ's w voice command) Dvd player...
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    Solved! Why does my laptop automatically use intel graphics for the hdmi port?

    Hey, I recently bought the MSI GF75 9SD-056 and everything has been working fine so far. The only problem i have is when i connect my laptop to my 4k Samsung tv. In games my laptop seems to be choosing the dedicated gpu (gtx 1660ti) but on desktop and when watching movies it seems to be using...
  20. M

    Question Philips 32pfl4007d/77

    Hello everyone. I'm literally at a lost cause now. I have a Philips LCD flat screen tv, model no.32pfl4007d/77. The problem it has, is that it switches on perfectly fine with audio and pictures but the side buttons don't work and neither does the remote but if I keep pressing the volume...
  21. T

    Question Unusual Headphone socket Q

    Can anyone tell me what this headphone socket on the back of Hitachi TV? It's marked 3.8V 1A and is smaller dia. than standard 3.5mm. There's a headphone symbol marked around the socket.
  22. T

    Question Need help with audio connection

    I cant figure out my audio for my new tv. I replaced a Spectre 46" 4k which had crap internal speakers. I had to get a HDMI to analog converter that would connect to my OLD Sony surround sound system. We just got a 65" LG to replace it but the connection doesn't work the same. I bought a Optical...
  23. Gospodarz

    Question Haier Tv problem

    Hello. I have a problem with a Haier Tv Le32c800H. I was in options menu, and accidentaly hit some option that keep poping up screen with "Haier inspired living, DVB, USB video, etc" and now i can't use the remote Control or even buttons on the TV... There's a way to repair this problem? Problem...
  24. R

    Question Sharp tv still won't power after new main and power supply board

    Hey first time posting on here but I'm sure it won't be the last. I bought a broken Sharp tv that didn't power. I've replaced the main and power supply board with no change. Once plugged in, the power light will come on but when I hit the power button, the light will dim like it's running out...
  25. N

    Solved! Universal remote and Receiver

    Hi, I bought a Universal Remote as I don't have one for my receiver, connected it to my receiver and I cannot seem to get access to the setup menu from on the receiver. I can change the volume and the program channel, though when pressing the MENU button on the remote nothing seems to happen...
  26. Aribs

    Solved! Mirroring TV to screen

    I want to connect a screen to my smart TV to only mirror the picture. Is it possible using only a cable of some sorts? Ps. No pc connected.
  27. A

    Question Samsung cracked TV screen

    I have a 55" TV, purchased in October. We were watching the TV on 31st May, and it made a loud popping noise and then showed a spider web pattern on the screen. I contacted my retailer, who told me to contact Samsung. I called Samsung, who eventually arranged for an engineer to collect the TV...
  28. markc1999

    Solved! HDMI pinout for Sylvania TV

    Where can i find this? Model LD320SS8 I want to connect a breakout board to it
  29. admin

    News Prime Day Preview: $10 Off Our Favorite Streaming Sticks

    From Roku's 4K Streaming Stick to Google's rarely discounted Chromecast Ultra, our favorite streamers are currently on sale. Prime Day Preview: $10 Off Our Favorite Streaming Sticks : Read more
  30. admin

    Prime Day Preview: $69 Off Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

    Bose's stylish soundbar has never been this cheap before. Prime Day Preview: $69 Off Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar : Read more
  31. henrytcasey

    You Shouldn't Pay $100 and Still See Roku's Ads

    Even if you drop a ton of money on a Roku, you still get ads. You Shouldn't Pay $100 and Still See Roku's Ads : Read more
  32. henrytcasey

    Summer Movies and TV Guide 2019: What You Need to Watch

    From the next shows you need to binge to the latest Spider-Man movie, here are the TV shows and movies to keep an eye out for. Summer Movies and TV Guide 2019: What You Need to Watch : Read more
  33. Marshall Honorof

    Info 10 Shows to Watch After Star Trek Discovery

    If you've got an unquenchable thirst for sci-fi action until Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 airs, these 10 series should tide you over. 10 Shows to Watch After Star Trek Discovery : Read more
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    Review Vizio V-Series 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TV (V505-G9) Review: A Great TV

    The Vizio V-Series 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TV (V505-G9) may not wow you with pristine picture and sound, but it offers pretty great quality for the money, and offers a collection of smart features that feel like a steal. Vizio V-Series 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TV (V505-G9) Review: A Great TV : Read more
  35. Marshall Honorof

    Discussion Game of Thrones Wouldn’t Be a Phenomenon Without Babylon 5

    Without the influence of 'Babylon 5', 'Game of Thrones' might not exist as the cultural phenomenon it is today. Game of Thrones Wouldn’t Be a Phenomenon Without Babylon 5 : Read more
  36. S

    Question Samsung PS64E550D1M Display Issue - Issue with picture, hardly visible

    The TV currently turns on, plays sound and displays image but it the image is hardly visible, lower quality and quite dark. I try to change settings on the TV like screen settings (e.g. changing brightness/contrast to see if it changes how the image looks) and no effect so I'm sure something...
  37. T

    Solved! Senior Simple Smart TV?

    My 93 year old parent loves to watch QVC but the channel is not provided on her cable feed. However, QVC Live is available on YouTube. The struggle is that with her Smart TV, she needs to switch from the cable input to the Apps, to YouTuve and then try to find QVC on the YouTube app. No small...
  38. D

    Question Voice control

    Recently my son (fully disabled and bed bound) has discovered Alexa, and enjoys the freedom it gives him, and wishes to extend that freedom to TV. He mainly uses Netflix and Vudu. We have tried using a fire cube, but that doesn't support vudu. Tried a Google home which just wants to cast from...
  39. S

    Solved! DSTV decoder audio sound extremely low for all channels yet picture is fine. HELP!!!!

    May someone assist me. I am having problems with sound from my decoder. Every channel including radio channels have the same low volume. Eversince my LED TV got spoilt my decoder lost volume. I recently purchased a new TV and noticed that the sound is so minimum that you have to take the...
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    Solved! How can I hook up Samsung TV HDMI to alpine head unit with ai inpuy

    I want to run the sound through my head unit TV doesn’t have RCA jacks I can get a conversion for RCA to AI Cable but I need an AI to HDM1 Cable will the to even be able to communicate
  41. M

    Solved! External speakers for SPDIF TV?

    I have an old Philips 47PFL3603D/F7 ( It has SPDIF output & HDMI v1.3. I am wondering if I need SPDIF specific speakers or if SPDIF works with regular coax cables. Also, if I plug my game system &...
  42. B

    Solved! How connect my Acer laptop ES1-512 to my Samsung smart tv?

    I connected the HDMI cable from laptop to tv press FN-F5 buttons but nothing is coming out the TV why?
  43. P

    Solved! LG TV 37LD655H restart loop

  44. P

    Solved! Philips TV sound no picture

    Trying to diagnose an issue with my Philips Ambilight TV (50PFT6510) that has recently decided not to display anything at all but I can hear sound and see the ambilights change etc.I have tried both HDMI ports and the antenna input from a few different sources (Laptop, Virgin media Tivo box...
  45. G

    Solved! Does Westinghouse LTV 32W6 HD support Audio Return Channel? Thanks...

    I have a Westinghouse LTV 32W6 HD TV. I'm connecting it to a new receiver using the available HDMI port. There is an HDMI/ARC capability mentioned with the receiver if the old TV offers that capability. How can I know if it does? Thank you!
  46. S

    Solved! Audio Optical TV to receiver.

    Trying to connect a Samsun Smart TV Model # UN65NU6900F to a Sony STR-DH750 Receiver so that the audio from the TV goes through the receiver. I have connected a Digital Audio Optical cables from the TV’s audio optical output to the TV audio optical input of the receiver. I have changed the Tv’s...
  47. F

    Solved! Cracked tv repair

    I have a samsung 65 curved tv and i just need to get the screen i can install it myself
  48. G

    Sharp Television Not Working

    I found a sharp 43” television laying up against a tree brought it home plugged it up it powers on screen is lit but when I push menu button nothing appears on screen. Model number is LC-43UB30U. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be or have herd of this problem?
  49. W

    Solved! Sony Products (Android Apps)

    I am trying to find out if I can add android apps from the google play store to my Sony Bravia TV as well as to my Sony UBP-X700 streaming blu ray player. Trying to see if I can add Gears TV to the devices before purchasing another Nvidia shield player.
  50. R

    Solved! No digital audio out on Samsung smart TV UN65KS8500FXZA

    I want to connect a sonos playbase to the Samsung tv that does not have a digital audio output. This TV has a one connect box that has a HDMI-ARC connection, but there is no HDMI on the speaker. Right now the speaker is connected through the Directv optical output, which works but when I set...
  51. W

    Solved! can I connect Roku to model number ELEFW195

    Can I connect Roku to this element tv model ELEFW195
  52. T

    How to connect 2.1 speakers with my LED TV?

    I have a LG LED Tv Model number (42LS5700-TB). How can I connect my 2.1 stereo speakers with that? For further reference about my speakers Model number(Tricom T-3200) they have 1 woofer and 2 Left and Right speakers connected with the woofer and to connect my TV with that I just have a 3.5mm...
  53. M

    Solved! How to get Surround System from my TV

    Hi, I've got a LG Smart TV (65UJ752T-TB) and a Philips DVD HTS (HTS3548W) and i can't get surround system from my TV. Im using a HDMI cable and connected it to my TV's HDMI ARC... I've changed TV's sound settings to HDMI-ARC and same with my HTS and nothing. The HTS works perfectly fine and...
  54. L

    Solved! How do I program my Genie Direct Tv remote to operate my new Element Tv? I just need the code

    Remote programming. I need the code to program my Genine Direct TV remote in order to operate my Element Tv
  55. Z

    Solved! Pricing for a used Samsung 32" 720p tv?

    Hello everyone, I want to sell my tv now, but I am wondering what price I should ask for. I bought it 2 years ago. The tv is Samsung Electronics UN32J4000C 32-Inch 720p LED TV (2015 Model). http:// Thanks!
  56. P

    Solved! When i hook my computer up to my tv thru my hdmi cable they do not match up. The computer will have one wallpaper on it and th

    My computer and tv both have pictures when hooked thru hdmi but will not link up the same and i cant watch movies or do anything from computer to tv. Is this maybe a short in my hdmi or a me thing?
  57. B

    Solved! Trying to hook a Sony VCR to an Element tv to be able to record to a vhs

    I already have the tv cable going in and out of it, but whenever I try to record something, when I playback it just says no signal. The vcr keeps setting itself to channel 2, I don’t know if that’s good or not, it skips channel 3 (the one the tv streamed to) please help me record onto a vhs :3
  58. M

    On then off TV power

    My 1994 50 inch hitachi won't stay powered on.
  59. L

    Solved! is it possible to stream videos from sony xperia c4 phone to westinghouse tv via the usb service port

    Stream from phone to TV via usb