Originally Posted by RichardT
The interaction of the intersections with the interstices at times obfuscates the complexity of the situation. If that sounds confusing, it's because it was intended to be.
Break it down to one step at a time.
Does the 3576 "talk to" the tv? Yes, you can play from the 3576 DVD and HDD.
Is a signal getting TO the 3576?
Is the satellite signal coming through to the tv? to the 3576?
If you have another simpler tv that can be connected, one input at a time, that may help diagnose or narrow the search area.
"There is always a logical explanation." It is probably a simple setting somewhere, but with a powerful multi-input tv and an equally powerful multi-function remote, if they get out-of-step, life can get frustrating. I'm too old (at 81) to whiz-bang a solution with a multi-function remote; I have to go back to the simple life and bring in one input at a time. Could I help you weep?
TO RICHARD T.: Yes, your 1st sentence overwhelmed me momentarily : ) OK, so one step at a time:
I know that the 3576 talks to the TV b/c I can playback DVD's.
The satellite signal comes through to the TV, but obviously (?) not to the 3576 b/c when the TV remote is on Video 4 , the screen stays blue and the A4 channel remains black and full of static.
So the question is how do I confirm that and/or fix it.
I believe that as you say, There is always a logical explanation. Well, I'm technologically almost bankrupt. Im 71 and still want to learn, but it gets harder and takes longer, and in cases like this, almost impossible : ( I need all the help I can get.
And yes, you can help me weep. They say, Misery loves company : )
If you think of something I could try, please let me know. Thanks,