Apex flat screen televisions are found in many homes across America. They make LCD TVs that are affordable and built to last. However, as with any TV, things can go wrong. Using just a few tips and tricks, you can troubleshoot your Apex TV and get back to enjoying your favorite programs.
Rule out audio problems. If you experience problems with the sound, like distortion, hitching, popping or other similar issues, check your audio cables. These are connected to the audio inputs and outputs on the back of your TV.
If you have a home theater system or external speakers, troubleshooting will be slightly more complicated and you are likely to have more audio cables. Make sure these are plugged in tightly. If the cables are old and look worn, replace them with high-quality, thick audio cables. If there are external speakers hooked to either the receiver or your Apex television, make sure the speaker wire is firmly in place at their respective terminals.
If you watch TV over cable, you may not have any audio cables. Ensure that your coaxial cable (usually a thick black cable) is screwed into your Apex TVs coaxial input tightly. If you can hear sound but get intermittent pauses in the sound, you may have a weak cable signal. Contact your cable provider so they can send out a technician to measure and possibly boost your cable signal.
Video issues are less common than audio issues, but they do occur. As with audio, sometimes they are related the video cables. In an analog setup, these are yellow, black s-video cables or 3-pronged component video cables. In a digital setup, they are HDMI or DVI cables.
Analog video cables usually present more problems than digital. They are subject to electronic interference which tends to degrade signal quality. Check the back of your Apex TV and find the video inputs. If there are video cables plugged in, ensure they are pushed in all the way. If your cables look worn or damaged, replace them with thicker, high-quality cables.
If you see the picture getting pixelated or skipping frames, you may have a weak cable signal. Audio problems usually accompany this. Excessive wire runs and cable splitters are usually the main culprit here. Again, contact your cable company to send a technician to re-configure your cable system.
When dealing with TVs, home theater, speakers and other audio/video equipment, great emphasis should be put on the cables. These are responsible for sending the signal to and from your equipment, and therefore should be of high quality. Always buy thick (at least 75-ohm) cables to ensure longevity and reduce interference by nearby devices.
Although general troubleshooting is a good idea to perform for all problematic TVs, always consult your Apex TV instruction manual for more detailed troubleshooting techniques.