My TV says “No Signal.”
A No Signal message, or a blank screen with no audio, may indicate that your TV is on the wrong input to receive a signal from your cable box. Many modern TVs have multiple ports or ways to connect devices such as cable boxes, DVD Players, or gaming consoles, and your TV must be told which input to view in order to receive a signal. For example, if your cable box is plugged into the HDMI 1 port on the back of your TV, then the TV must be set to the corresponding HDMI 1 input to get a picture.
An accidental button-press or a brief power outage may cause the TV to switch to an incorrect input. Please note that your TV may differ in terms of onscreen messages, remote buttons, or terminology related to its various inputs.
First, make sure the cable box is powered on. Look for status lights that indicate it’s online.
If you’ve programmed your Blue Ridge remote to the TV, you may be able to change the input on your TV by pressing the [Input] or [Video Source] button. Depending on the TV, you may need to press this button multiple times to either cycle through inputs, or select an option in the corresponding menu.
As another option, on the remote that came with your TV set (not the Blue Ridge remote), look for a button labeled Input, Source, or TV/VCR. Other remotes may simply have an image of a plug, or a picture of an arrow entering a square. Press that to see what occurs. Pressing the button may change the input, or bring up a menu from which you will need to select the correct input. Try each one until you have picture and sound.
If you do not have the remote that came with the TV, walk up to the TV set and look for an Input or Source button on the set itself. You may need to refer to the documentation that came with your TV set for further information.
Snow or static on the TV screen indicates your TV is on the basic cable, analog, or antenna input. If you have a DTA Mini Box or a Cisco or Scientific Atlanta digital box connected by a coaxial cable that screws into a cable jack on the back of your TV, you may need to select this input. However, the TV will need to be set to either channel 3 or 4 to get a signal. Use the remote control that came with the TV set (not the Blue Ridge remote), or channel +/- buttons on the TV set itself to make sure the TV set is on either channel 3 or 4.