January 4, 2008, Newsletter Issue #45: Digital Cable Problems

Tip of the Week

Whether you have digital cable or satellite, you are bound to run into some common problems that occur with both of these. Many people don't realize exactly what these problems are before making a decision to purchase digital cable. What are some of the more common digital cable problems?Snowy looking channels or some sort of interference:  This is a common problem with digital cable users. You should call your cable company to report this, but you may also be able to fix it at home.  First, try to make sure all of your cable connections are tight, a loose one can cause a funny looking picture. This is just one of many ways to fix a snowy looking screen. Refer to your cable guide or call your cable company for other reasons.

Your television isn't showing a picture or it has a picture, but no sound. This is another very common occurrence in the cable television world. Before you call the cable company, try checking to make sure everything that is connected is still plugged in. If a plug isn't the problem, refer to your cable guide for more information.

The above two reasons are two of the most common digital cable problems occurring today.  Remember, before you pick up that phone and call your cable provider, you can check their website for more trouble shooting answers and you may even be able to fix the problem yourself!

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