For a lot of us, our homes just wouldn’t be the same without our TVs. From shows to movies and video games, TVs can see a lot of daily use. They can bring people together or just offer a nice escape from the rest of the world for a while. This is why a problem with your TV can be extremely frustrating to deal with. Here are some of the most common issues that your TV might have in the future and how you can try to fix them yourself.
Not Getting a Picture
There’s a lot of possible reasons why your TV isn’t showing a picture. You want to make sure you didn’t overlook something obvious, such as using the right input. If that isn’t the problem, check that the connection to your cable or satellite receiver is secure and fully locked in. You can also reset your cable box by unplugging it, waiting for a few seconds, and then plugging it back in. If nothing seems to work, your TV may need a serious repair.
Pixilation or Breaking Up
If you have a picture but it regularly starts to break up or pixilate, this can be just as frustrating. This is one of the most common issues your TV might have, and it usually means the signal to your TV is weak. The best thing you can do is check that all the cables from your TV to the cable box and the wall are fully secured. Your cable provider can also tell you if something is currently affecting service in your area.
Out-of-Sync Audio and Video
Sometimes all you need to do to reset a TV where the audio and video aren’t synced is to fully unplug the TV. Wait for a good 30 seconds or so and plug it back in to see if the problem has corrected itself. If your audio and video still don’t match up, look into the audio section of your TV’s settings and make sure the audio delay option isn’t turned on.
Lines or Dead Pixels
In modern TVs, you may run into the problem of strange, miscolored lines going across the screen. This problem is similar to the issue of pixilation. To make sure your TV actually has a problem rather than your cable signal, open up the settings menu on your TV. If the line still shows over the top of the menu, your TV has a panel that needs a replacement.