Why my TV is pixelated, ghosting, tiling and snowing?

Last Update date : 2015.11.04

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Pixelating, ghosting, tiling and snowing are types of picture degradation often caused by a weak signal. To reduce such distortions caused by a weak signal, first make sure that the cables connecting your TV to your video sources (outdoor antenna, cable TV jack, etc.) are firmly connected. If the cables are firmly connected, try the procedures described below:

 

Using the Auto Tune function

 

Try auto-tuning your TV again. It may improve the signal and reduce or eliminate the picture problem(s). Follow these steps to do so:

 

If using the Smart Touch control:

 

1. Turn on your TV.

 

2. Press the MORE button.

 

3. Using the Touchpad - Slide Lefttouch pad to navigate on the virtual remote control on screen to highlight the MENU button icon and then press the centre of the touch pad.

 

4. Highlight Broadcasting and press the centre of the touch pad.

 

5. Highlight Auto Tuning on the list and then press the centre of the touch padPress the centre of the touch pad again.

 

6. Highlight Start and then press the centre of the touch pad.

 

7. When the auto tuning has finished press and hold the RETURN button to close all the menus.

 

If using the standard remote control:

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. Press the MENU button on your standard remote control.
  3. Press the top Up or down Down navigation buttons on your remote control to select Broadcasting and then press the Menu ENTER button.
  4. Press the top Up or down Down navigation buttons on your remote to select Auto Tuning and then press the Menu ENTER button.
  5. Press the Menu ENTER button again.
  6. When the auto tuning has finished press the EXIT button to close the menus.

Using the Fine Tuning function (for over-the-air analogue reception)

Note: this section applies only to analogue signals, which are now fairly uncommon. Programs most likely to be broadcast over an analogue signal are through satellite services to secondary or tertiary TVs in a house, such as through a Sky Digital subscription.

 

If using the Smart Touch control:

 

1. Turn on your TV.

 

2. Switch to the channel with poor picture quality.

 

3. Press the MORE button.

 

4. Use the Touchpad - Slide Lefttouch pad to navigate on the virtual remote control on screen and highlight the MENU button icon and then press the centre of the touch pad.

 

5. Highlight Broadcasting and press the centre of the touch pad.

 

6. Highlight Channel Settings and then press the centre of the touch pad.

 

7. Navigate using the track pad to highlight Fine Tune and then press the centre of the touch pad.

 

8. Slide your thumb left or right along the touch pad to adjust the fine tuning and find the setting that best restores the picture quality. If you want to reset the fine turning to zero, highlight Reset using your touch pad and then press the centre of the touch pad.

 

9. To store the fine tuning setting to your TV's memory press the centre of the touch pad.


10. Press and hold the RETURN button to close all the menus.

 

If using the standard remote control:

 

1. Turn on your TV.

 

2. Press the MENU button on your standard remote control.

 

3. Press the top Up or down Down navigation buttons to select Broadcasting and then press the Menu ENTER button.

4. Press the top Up or down Down navigation buttons to select Channel Settings and then press the Menu ENTER button

5. Press the top Up or down Down navigation buttons to select Fine Tune and then press the Menu ENTER button.

 

6. Use the Menu left and Menu right navigation buttons to adjust the fine tuning and find the setting that best restores the picture quality. If you want to reset the fine turning to zero, highlight Reset using the down Down navigation button and then press the Menu ENTER button.

 

Adjusting your TV aerial

 

If the steps listed in the above two sections didn't help you may need to physically adjust your aerial to create a better signal:

 

1. Turn on your TV.

 

2. Switch to the channel with poor picture quality.

 

3. Physically adjust the position of your TV aerial and check back on the TV with different adjustments to see if the picture quality improves (if the aerial is situated far from the TV you may need to get someone to keep an eye on the TV for you to give feedback while you make these adjustments).

 

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