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Hello,

I'm not sure what happened, I may have pressed something accidentally or it could have been when my family was over and have messed with the tv, but for over a week now I've bee having some issues.

Whenever I am watching, randomly the input the tv is on (ypbpr or something) will suddenly lose signal and the screen will go black and then reestablish after a few seconds. It happens every few minutes, and has started to bug me.

Along with this, I am watching normal tv in a 4:3 display, but whenever I open the guide or tv settings it appears exceptionally squished, even less than 4:3. I'm not sure if both of these occurrences have to do with the input, we have always watched on this input and had no problems, there is an input titled "tv" but the picture is bad, and we only use the HDMI input for Video games and other things.

Help would be greatly appreciated, I am out of options.
 

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1. The YPbPr is the component video input on the TV. I assume that's the connection you're using for the Rogers STB. What is the make/model of the STB?

2. Please disconnect the cable from the STB (set top box) to the TV input of the TV. It should never be used, only confuses people and, as you noticed, is poor picture quality.

3. What is the make/model of your TV?

4. The component video cables (red/green/blue, YPbPr) may be loose or something else may be amiss. Unplug these cables, clean the contacts and reconnect the cables. Also unplug the TV for a few minutes for it to reset. Also unplug the STB for a few seconds and allow it to reboot (takes a few minutes).

Here are some FAQs which you should read to familiarize yourself with the terminology, to troubleshoot, etc.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=19694 Things to check.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=17719 Tips for SA STBs.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76085 Cables & Connections

Then check out the following post, useful for those new to the forum - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741
 

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Assuming that it is an HD box and HD TV, try this as well:
1. Turn the box off
2. Press Guide+Info on the front of the box at the same time (the top two buttons beside the time - labels are beside the buttons)
3. If it says "Press A for Standard Definition" then press the B button two times. If the screen says "Press B for High Definition" then press B once.
4. Press A to start and then go through the rest of the HD Setup Wizard detailed in other posts on this forum.

It sounds like the box was switched over to disable 1080i and 720p settings and only enable 480i/p widescreen.

Best of luck!
Mythy
 
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