Originally Posted by buzzmobile
You're only supposed to read the instructions when ALL ELSE FAILS!
There's bound to be a coax connector on the back of the TV unless it's really old.
There is !
I bought the "Onn" antenna at Walmart yesterday for $8.88.
Installed that, then took these pictures of the monitor -
On this first pic, the bottom button is Power.
The second from the bottom is Menu, so you can put it in TV mode.
I think I use the Volume + button as the Up key. When it goes into Menu mode it's on PC. You use the Volume + key to move it to TV.
So I do all that and it sits there with the
"Please Run Channel Auto Scan" message.
Last pic shows the connectors. Besides the power cord, I think I only need to screw the coax connector sort of forcefully onto the mating connector. I screwed it as tight as I could with my hands.
Finally, I am not the only one asking questions about it. It's a Proscan TV, found something on the Vizio website -
So what do I do once it's sitting there with the Channel Auto Scan mode message ?
I think one answer is, look EVERYWHERE for all the remotes in the house, and update the batteries on any remote that has a button that says "Auto Scan".
The odds are low that I will find the Proscan remote.
It was used as a second computer monitor for a year, and then sat in the living room. No trauma on the machine, it's pretty close to new in terms of not being knocked around.
Does the status message on the machine refer to something that you can only get to using a remote ?
I'm hoping there's some way to use the Channel and Volume Up and Down keys, 4 keys total, to navigate on the barebones TV without a remote.
The goal is to get it into good old fashioned "Show me the TV with all the ads" television, mode.
Like when I had a CRT TV.