Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rural western Nebraska
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I can't get my Tivax STB-T8 to work at all and I hope someone can help me. After I made all the connections, when I turn the TV and T8 on, all I get is snow on the TV. It doesn't change when I press the Standy button on the remote. The logo never shows on the TV when I first turn the T8 on and when I press Menu on the remote the menu never comes up. I never get anything but snow. I had ordered 2 units at the same time, and tried them both with this TV, and all I can get is snow. It seems unlikely that they're both defective. I'm trying to hook the T8 up with a 1994 model 27" Sony Triniton.
Here's what I've done. I set my TV to channel 4 and have the T8 set to channel 4. I have brand new batteries in the T8 and they are inserted correctly. The remote will switch the T8 from standby to on (red light to green light), so I think it's working okay. I removed the plastic protective strip on the front of the T8. I unconnected the antenna cable from the TV and attached it to the RF-In port on the T8. I took the red, yellow, and white A/V cables and connected them from the same colored ports on TV In-Video 1 to the Video-Out and Audio-Out same-colored ports on the T8. I also tried using the Video 2 in-ports on the TV. And of course the TV and T8 are plugged in and turned on.
I live in a deep fringe reception area. The PBS and NBC station do come in strongly, others more marginal. I have an UHF/VHF/FM antenna on the roof with cable from it running down to the ceiling of the basement. I don't know if it's at the rooftop or in the basement, but the cable is connected to a preamplifier. In the basement is a splitter, where the signal is divided into a feed for the bedroom TV and a feed for the living room TV. The feed for the LR TV comes up through the wall to a connecting plate behind the TV.
The TV setup was working well before I tried to switch to the digital converter box, but our PBS station switches to digital only in 4 days, and that's what we mostly watch. So I can't wait until Feb to figure this out.
So to be long-winded, but I'm trying to preempt questions.
Can anyone tell me why I can't get to the menu of my T8?