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question for elderly friend

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jrlt, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. jsk

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    You might need another TV if you can't fix it using the controls on the TV. If money is an issue, you can usually pick up an old CRT TV for $20 at Goodwill or a consignment shop.
     
  2. AZ.

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    hook up any kind of cheezy antenna, use the tuner and I'll bet if you even get a fuzzy picture, it will be the same...It the TV...or hook another TV to the 522 and see what happens....

    Pain yes, but you will know were the problem lies..
     
  3. satcrazy

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    Great...
    I believe if the tv is 4:3, It'll have bars.

    Model number should be on the rear of tv. Google it.

    Bet it's 4:3.
     
  4. garys

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    If the tv doesn't have a digital tuner, this probably won't work since it wouldn't be able to get anything except maybe a low power channel if it's within range.
     
  5. AZ.

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    Its old IT WILL HAVE A TUNER....can you tell me the last 4:3 TV that didnt????

    If it was a monitor it would be VGA.
     
  6. garys

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    If the tv is very old, it may only have an analog tuner (believe me I know as my mother has two analog only tv's still in use at her home and I am still making use of one I had for almost 25 years), newer tvs could have analog tuner and digital tuner. OTA broadcasts have not had analog transmissions for some time now, so if the tv only has analog it will not receive digital signals so the antenna idea will not work. We unfortunately have no way of knowing what the tv accepts unless the OP checks with his elderly friend. He has only stated the tv may be 10 - 12 years old, many tv's back then only had analog. It may well be the tv is even older than that.
     
  7. satcrazy

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    It's an ATSC tuner.
    I've got a 11 year old JVC that required a digital converter box when the goverment made the switch.:)
     
  8. boba

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    Are you confusing NTSC with ATSC 10 years ago most tuners were NTSC.
     
  9. satcrazy

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    Well, I was under the impression that the digital converter boxes were ATSC tuners.

    The old jvc had the NTSC.

    I should have been more clear, meaning the ATSC tuner is digital [ HD]
     

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