Try plugging it into a different HDMI port on your tv set. If that doesn't work, I'll have to guess it's defective, and you should send it back and try another one.OK I tried the process several times with no results. The picture is good but it's just B&W.
I received my new Mediasonic 150 STB from Amazon about an hour ago...Sunday delivery. That thing is smooth as glass. I already picked up 4 more channels that I was not able to get with my Smart TVwhich is a total of 49 now with several dup's and 3 times as many as I scanned with my HD Silicon Dust STB, at 1/3rd the price and it has a built-in DVR.
I just found out that all channels are showing up as B&W, no color at all. What happened. This is on my just installed Mediasonic -150. What did I not get connected?
Benny - W5TYZ
No, you do not have to connect all ports to your TV.Rabbit, Do you have to connect all of the ports on the back of the 150? The QUICK START-UP,
Guide labels all of the connecting cords as "Optional" so...Which ones do you not have to use?
Rabbit...My TV is a VIZIO D40f-G9No, you do not have to connect all ports to your TV.
What is the brand and model number of the TV? Maybe I can find the manual for it on line.
There are three ways you can connect the HW150 to your TV. Which way you use depends upon what input connections your TV has.
Uses Video out (yellow) and L and R audio
Uses the 3 connectors on the top row Y/Pb/Pr for video and L and R audio
BEST Quality: HDMI for video and audio
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Thanks for the update, Benny. Glad to hear it's working for you.OK Rabbit...Everything is where it's supposed, Picture is good on all 45 channels now. Thanks for the help.....
Benny - W5TYZ
The above terminal layout is what was giving me problems...Even though that is listed as my TV, it is not. I have 2 HDMI ports, and the rest of the ports are not the same...Anyway I left the HDMI cable attached and removed all the other cables and everything is working like it should. I don't know why the rear panel layout is not the same as what I have. Also the HomeWorkz manual leaves out some of the procedures for connecting. Live and learn.. Thanks again.
Hi Rabbit...Hello, Benny; welcome to the forum.
Your rabbitears.info signal report:
I suggest you try the Mediasonic HW-150. It has a tuner that is at least as sensitive as my SONY TV and is able to add a channel after scan.
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It also has a signal quality scale (SNR/MER) that shows the Digital Cliff (SNR 15 dB) at 39-40% which is helpful with antenna experiments.
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Yeah, the manual isn't very clear about that. If the tuner has already picked up that channel, all you have to do is press the remote control INFO button twice. I edited that from the manual:Hi Rabbit...
In one of your attachments above it shows the S-N Ratio%..I have not been able to bring up that screen. I can open a screen that looks like it but there is no S-Noise R%
What do I need to do?
Benny - W5TY
OK....I DON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE FINDING THE "QUALITY BAR". ONE OF YOUR ATTACHMENTS, THE COLORED ATTACHMENT ABOVE SHOWS S-N RATIO, WHICH SHOULD SHOW SOMETHING 50% OR 60%. Sorry for the caps... I'm not screaming, I just didn't know I had hit the caps lock bar. Look up in one of your first posts to me about the Mediasonic 150, and the screenshot is there...Yeah, the manual isn't very clear about that. If the tuner has already picked up that channel, all you have to do is press the remote control INFO button twice. I edited that from the manual:
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If the tuner has not yet picked up that channel in a scan, you have to use the Manual Search screen in the menu. If the tuner picks up that channel in a Manual Search, the Signal Quality Bar will also show in the Manual Search window.