I've been having a lot of strange problems with comcast.
Our cable worked fine for years. Then the box we had died
in January. Well we were given a new box. I'm not sure
what type it was. I don't think it was fully digital. it worked
for over a month then the TV started losing it's signal about
every day or so. I had to unplug the box and reset it.
Well, just over a week ago Comcast came out and replaced
the box with a DCH-70. It seemed to work good for a week.
Now in the last few days I've lost signal again about once a
day. This time if I unplug the DCH-70 it does not restore
the signal. However I discovered if I unplug the TV and plug
it back in it does restore the signal. Is there something
with this box or Comcast's new digital on demand that is
causing this? I phoned them and they had me bypass the
box. They want me to try it without the box and see if it
happens. The TV is about 8 years old but is in excellent
condition. It's a 35 inch Sony. Comcast commented that
it may be my TV and this is a good excuse for a new wide
screen. It is actually my elderly mother's TV and she
doesn't want or need a new one just for this.
I want to add that this TV has an Aux input that can be used
instead of the normal UHF/VHF Cable input. When this latest
problem happens I lose signal and get snow. If I unhook the
Cable TV and hook it to the Aux input it works. When I hook
it back to the normal input is does not until I unplug and
replug the TV. Is there something in the TV that is reset by
unplugging it that is just for this one input? And could the
cable box be setting this off?
And ideas here would be appreciated!