Originally Posted by bizzybody
When I went through the initial setup, I selected that I had no TV service. No broadcast, no cable, none! This TV will only be used for online streaming and playing videos from USB drives. So what do I get? SNOW AND NOISE every time it's turned on. So it has to be muted or quickly changed to Youtube or something else. Whatever happened to defaulting to a blue screen when there's no signal?
Some current TVs have a blue or black no signal screen (like my Panasonic Plasmas), but others have static and noise like the old tube TVs did. You just happen to have one that has static and noise. It's ironic because i actually wanted the static screen on my Plasmas to use as sort of a Pixel Flipper to wash away IR, but it goes straight to black screen with nothing connected to it.
.....It won't switch to an unused input. Nothing is connected to any of the HDMI inputs or the component input. The issue is that when turned on, it goes to the antenna input.
Since the TV has no devices connected to any of the inputs then the default is to power up in Internal Tuner mode. The TV remembers the last input it was on so once a device is connected, the TV will power up on that input as long as you turn it off while on that input. You'll have to connect something to the TV to avoid the static & noise thing.
Do you have any devices that you can connect to an HDMI or Component or even old Composite input so the TV will go to that input when you turn it on? Like some sort of HDMI streaming stick? Even an old VCR or CCV video camera device might work as long as they're sending a signal to the TV.
Or just connect the RF input to an antenna or rabbit ears or anything that can pull in a good signal.
In the meantime, knowing that you've been hitting mute as soon as you turn it on, lower the volume on the TV way down before you shut it off for the night.