While the coronavirus pandemic seemed to disrupt most industries, it ended up being a boon for television manufacturers. With more people staying home, everyone wants to watch content on high-quality television screens.
While that all sounds good and fun, it can become very frustrating when your television is suddenly on the fritz.
Thankfully, it is fairly easy to fix many common tv problems. So keep on reading and we’ll walk you through the most common television issues and how to resolve them.
Your TV Is Displaying a Black, Green, or Blue Screen
If you own a television set, you will likely come across this problem at some point. If your television is displaying a colored screen instead of what you’re trying to watch, then it likely means that your TV isn’t getting a signal.
You should check and make sure that you’re on the right input. Also make sure that whatever device (game system, DVD player, cable box) you’re trying to use is turned on and properly connected to the tv.
Next, you want to check on all of the video connections from and to each device.
If the cabling between your tv and device is working, the device is turned on, and you’ve got the right inputs connected, and you still don’t have picture, it could be an issue with your satellite or cable.
Try to call your service provider and see if there are any outages in your area.
You can also use a service like Install My Antenna to make sure that your antenna is properly installed.
The Remote Doesn’t Work
There are several different tricks at your disposal that you can use if the issue is with the remote or the tv. First, check and make sure that the remote has working batteries in it. A lot of times, the remote is fine but the batteries are just dead.
Just in case, you should put in a new set of batteries. You can then try a little trick that you’ll need to do with your cell phone.
Aim your phone’s camera at the end of the remote. Then, hit a few buttons.
You should then see a light turn on through the camera.
If you see this, then the problem is with the television. Try to switch the tv to a different electrical outlet and see if that fixes the issue. If you don’t see any light with the remote, then the problem is related to the remote.
Remotes do break down as time goes on. You can order a replacement remote or even purchase a custom remote that is programmed for your specific system.
Your QLED, OLED, or LED, Screen is Displaying Cracks or Lines
Noticing lines and cracks being displayed on your television’s screen is another common problem. You will want to see if your tv is just showing you something incorrectly or if there is actual physical damage to the screen.
First, switch your inputs. If the line or crack is still there, then you probably need to replace the tv. Although a screen repair is possible, it usually doesn’t cost much less than just replacing the whole thing.
Plus, it can be very stressful to have your tv replaced.
You Don’t Hear Any Sound from Your TV
Even if you have the most beautiful tv screen in the world, it’s not going to do you much good if you can’t whatever you’re watching. The first thing that you need to do is check all of your tv cables.
Make sure that your HDMI cables are properly connected to the television. Your speaker cables also need to be properly connected to the speakers.
After you have made sure that everything is connected, you might just need to change a setting on your tv.
Make sure that the tv is set to the proper sound output. If fixing your settings doesn’t help you, then you should try using a different set of speakers or getting a new cable.
If the speakers and cables are all working fine, then the problem is probably with your television. You might need to get it replaced.
Everything Looks Like a Soap Opera
If you’re watching a television show or a movie and everything looks too fast or too smooth, then you’re experiencing what is known as the “soap opera effect.” This is when your television adds frames to the video that you’re watching. It does this to smooth things out but most people find it to be disturbing and too real.
The good thing is that it is fairly easy to resolve. All you need to do is go through the settings on your television and turn the motion smoothing off. Different televisions might have this feature located in different areas of the menu.
But once you find this setting, make sure to remember where it is and turn it off. The problem should be all gone after that.
The Importance of Knowing About Common TV Problems and How To Fix Them
Hopefully, after reading the above article, you now have a better idea of what the common tv problems are and how to fix them. As we can see, most problems can be solved easily and at home. If you can’t fix the problem, consider calling a professional or just replacing the tv.
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