Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Annoying: "LG flummoxed by digital freeze"

Television manufacturer LG has failed to determine the source of a glitch in some of its televisions, which caused them to freeze when screening Nine Network's programs, despite being notified of the problem three weeks ago.

This happened to us- with our new 32" LCD TV. One minute I was watching "CSI: Las Vegas" and the next I was watching a frozen screen of said show...

Unplugging the damn thing did nothing (and the only way to turn it off was to unplug it as everything was locked out- remote control and the actual TVs buttons). So I pondered what to do. LG conveniently provide a 1800 number on the back of the TV so I prepped Mrs R on what to say on Monday morning (while I was safely at work...)

She was not keen.

In near manic/murderous frustration I Googled "Frozen LG TV" and lo and behold found the fix: unplug power and aerial cables. Plug power back in- as it cannot pick up whatever signal is messing with it's hardware, you can now change channels OFF channel 9 onto anything else. Plug in aerial- good to go. Booted up just fine... (who would have thought that we would actually have to "boot up" a damn TV?)

Note: It only crashed on Channel 9: I offer that only as a fact, not an opinion on the digital signal from GTV 9...

LG flummoxed by digital freeze - Home Theatre - AtHome - Technology

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posted by thr at 3:45 pm


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