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WTH - Is there a telephone in my big screen?

 
Dried Up Hag
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WTH - Is there a telephone in my big screen?
I'll probably regret posting this.........

The past few weeks, my bigscreen television has been turning itself on every morning at 6:00 a.m.

Being the techno-tard that I am, I've been unable to figure out how to re-set the timer on it. So, every morning I have to physically shut the dumb thing off myself. It never really powers off, just goes into something like standby mode...

This morning, however, after I shut it off, I went back into my bedroom to finish getting dressed. I suddenly heard a phone ringing. Funny thing is - I don't have a telephone - and I'd sent the cell with my husband last night before he went to work because I was worried about some car problems we were having.

So - no phone at all in my house.

I went creeping towards the sound trying to figure out how a phone got into my house and I ended up standing right in front of my television where the ringing was apparently coming from. That's where the sound was coming from, alright.

What the heck? Anybody in GLP-Land know what the heck it is?1dunno1
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I should add.....we don't have cable or any other type of reception on the television. We only use it to watch dvd's.
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I would start putting a piece of blacken card bored over the screen of the TV, or use a mirror to watch the TV and not sit in front of it. Also put duck tap over its speakers when not using it.
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I would start putting a piece of blacken card bored over the screen of the TV, or use a mirror to watch the TV and not sit in front of it. Also put duck tap over its speakers when not using it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1390406


'Splain, Lucy.......as I said - I'm a bit of a techno-tard.....
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Re: WTH - Is there a telephone in my big screen?
I don't suppose unplugging it occurred to anyone?

rolleyes
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I would start putting a piece of blacken card bored over the screen of the TV, or use a mirror to watch the TV and not sit in front of it. Also put duck tap over its speakers when not using it.
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Whats A "duck tap"?
I am so far down the food chain that I've got plankton bites on my butt

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07/16/2011 07:32 AM
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Whats A "duck tap"?
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I think it was a dance from the 1920's...
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Re: WTH - Is there a telephone in my big screen?
I don't suppose unplugging it occurred to anyone?

rolleyes
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Well - I can unplug it, sure - but I don't usually, because when my husband gets home we are all sleeping and he watches dvd's before going to bed.

Then, when my kids get up, they usually want a dvd to watch.

Anyway, my question was more about the ringing telephone than how to make the tv stop turning on.....
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film it
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I don't suppose unplugging it occurred to anyone?

rolleyes
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haha, turn off their tv's?
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film it
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Ok - I'll see if it happens again tomorrow and try to get it on camera.....
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I don't suppose unplugging it occurred to anyone?

rolleyes
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Well - I can unplug it, sure - but I don't usually, because when my husband gets home we are all sleeping and he watches dvd's before going to bed.

Then, when my kids get up, they usually want a dvd to watch.

Anyway, my question was more about the ringing telephone than how to make the tv stop turning on.....
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


sigh

Unplugging for a few minutes will usually reset the unit to 'factory default' settings...

No more turny ony...No more ringy ringy...

MmmKay?
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I don't suppose unplugging it occurred to anyone?

rolleyes
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Well - I can unplug it, sure - but I don't usually, because when my husband gets home we are all sleeping and he watches dvd's before going to bed.

Then, when my kids get up, they usually want a dvd to watch.

Anyway, my question was more about the ringing telephone than how to make the tv stop turning on.....
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


sigh

Unplugging for a few minutes will usually reset the unit to 'factory default' settings...

No more turny ony...No more ringy ringy...

MmmKay?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 780016


So - what is that "ringy ringy" thing? Any ideas on that?
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Re: WTH - Is there a telephone in my big screen?
I'll probably regret posting this.........

The past few weeks, my bigscreen television has been turning itself on every morning at 6:00 a.m.

Being the techno-tard that I am, I've been unable to figure out how to re-set the timer on it. So, every morning I have to physically shut the dumb thing off myself. It never really powers off, just goes into something like standby mode...

 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


I don't want to be mean or nasty but I dont think you are trying hard enough if you can not manually change the 'power on' time so that it does not come on at 6am. getting up at that hour every day to turn off a tv is ridiculous.

these tvs are designed for a very broad base of human existence and mental ability. it will tell you how to do it in the manual. if you dont have the manual you can google the model number and download the manual for free.

if you just pick up the remote and hit menu or setup or similar button and scroll around until you find things to with time settings you will be able to switch it off.
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07/16/2011 07:48 AM
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the phone is someone calling you from outside the MATRIX...all you need to do is ANSWER it you dummy....

it's in the manual....read it
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I would start putting a piece of blacken card bored over the screen of the TV, or use a mirror to watch the TV and not sit in front of it. Also put duck tap over its speakers when not using it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1390406


Whats A "duck tap"?
 Quoting: moonsinger


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Re: WTH - Is there a telephone in my big screen?
I'll probably regret posting this.........

The past few weeks, my bigscreen television has been turning itself on every morning at 6:00 a.m.

Being the techno-tard that I am, I've been unable to figure out how to re-set the timer on it. So, every morning I have to physically shut the dumb thing off myself. It never really powers off, just goes into something like standby mode...

 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


I don't want to be mean or nasty but I dont think you are trying hard enough if you can not manually change the 'power on' time so that it does not come on at 6am. getting up at that hour every day to turn off a tv is ridiculous.

these tvs are designed for a very broad base of human existence and mental ability. it will tell you how to do it in the manual. if you dont have the manual you can google the model number and download the manual for free.

if you just pick up the remote and hit menu or setup or similar button and scroll around until you find things to with time settings you will be able to switch it off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1469984


Yes - I have followed the manual's instructions....and no - I don't get up to turn off the tv....I am usually up before then anyway. I've used the remote to turn the timer to the "off" setting - to no avail.

It's something that I usually don't think about - having forgotten about the nuisance a few minutes after turning it off. And if it really bothered me - I'd do more about it.

And - not meaning to be mean or nasty myself, I really only posted this because of the telephone ringing that occurred this morning. That has never happened before and I was just curious to see if anyone could explain why it did....my human existence and mental abilities have apparently not prepared me for a ringing television.
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I'll probably regret posting this.........

The past few weeks, my bigscreen television has been turning itself on every morning at 6:00 a.m.

Being the techno-tard that I am, I've been unable to figure out how to re-set the timer on it. So, every morning I have to physically shut the dumb thing off myself. It never really powers off, just goes into something like standby mode...

 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


I don't want to be mean or nasty but I dont think you are trying hard enough if you can not manually change the 'power on' time so that it does not come on at 6am. getting up at that hour every day to turn off a tv is ridiculous.

these tvs are designed for a very broad base of human existence and mental ability. it will tell you how to do it in the manual. if you dont have the manual you can google the model number and download the manual for free.

if you just pick up the remote and hit menu or setup or similar button and scroll around until you find things to with time settings you will be able to switch it off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1469984


Yes - I have followed the manual's instructions....and no - I don't get up to turn off the tv....I am usually up before then anyway. I've used the remote to turn the timer to the "off" setting - to no avail.

It's something that I usually don't think about - having forgotten about the nuisance a few minutes after turning it off. And if it really bothered me - I'd do more about it.

And - not meaning to be mean or nasty myself, I really only posted this because of the telephone ringing that occurred this morning. That has never happened before and I was just curious to see if anyone could explain why it did....my human existence and mental abilities have apparently not prepared me for a ringing television.
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


post the make and model number of the tv set.
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No one seems to be able to give an answer to your question. Have you tried the customer service number?
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I'll probably regret posting this.........

The past few weeks, my bigscreen television has been turning itself on every morning at 6:00 a.m.

Being the techno-tard that I am, I've been unable to figure out how to re-set the timer on it. So, every morning I have to physically shut the dumb thing off myself. It never really powers off, just goes into something like standby mode...

 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


I don't want to be mean or nasty but I dont think you are trying hard enough if you can not manually change the 'power on' time so that it does not come on at 6am. getting up at that hour every day to turn off a tv is ridiculous.

these tvs are designed for a very broad base of human existence and mental ability. it will tell you how to do it in the manual. if you dont have the manual you can google the model number and download the manual for free.

if you just pick up the remote and hit menu or setup or similar button and scroll around until you find things to with time settings you will be able to switch it off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1469984


Yes - I have followed the manual's instructions....and no - I don't get up to turn off the tv....I am usually up before then anyway. I've used the remote to turn the timer to the "off" setting - to no avail.

It's something that I usually don't think about - having forgotten about the nuisance a few minutes after turning it off. And if it really bothered me - I'd do more about it.

And - not meaning to be mean or nasty myself, I really only posted this because of the telephone ringing that occurred this morning. That has never happened before and I was just curious to see if anyone could explain why it did....my human existence and mental abilities have apparently not prepared me for a ringing television.
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


post the make and model number of the tv set.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1469984


It's a Zenith R50W47c......
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I don't suppose unplugging it occurred to anyone?

rolleyes
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Well - I can unplug it, sure - but I don't usually, because when my husband gets home we are all sleeping and he watches dvd's before going to bed.

Then, when my kids get up, they usually want a dvd to watch.

Anyway, my question was more about the ringing telephone than how to make the tv stop turning on.....
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


sigh

Unplugging for a few minutes will usually reset the unit to 'factory default' settings...

No more turny ony...No more ringy ringy...

MmmKay?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 780016


no it won't/doesn't, regardless of appliance model, this would NEVER happen.

you would have to go into the settings & reset the unit to 'factory default' settings or possibly another setting depending on the appliance.

I had a dvd recorder that did this @ 8am every morning, someone messed around with the settings.
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No one seems to be able to give an answer to your question. Have you tried the customer service number?
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Not yet....my husband is not home yet with the cell phone, so I have to wait until after 9 am......I'll try that though, thanks.
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No matter how hard you try you just can't fix stupid!!!!
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No one seems to be able to give an answer to your question. Have you tried the customer service number?
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Not yet....my husband is not home yet with the cell phone, so I have to wait until after 9 am......I'll try that though, thanks.
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


what I don't understand is why you only have 1 mobile between you & no land line?
Am I understanding this correctly?

what if you have an emergency & need to ring for help??

If your husband has the only form of phone with HIM, you need a new husband imo. I would never let my wife be without a phone (even though I hate mobiles), from a safety pov you need one, especially if you are a woman.
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So - what is that "ringy ringy" thing? Any ideas on that?
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


An alarm of some sort?

Not my TV...

Actually...

I don't own one, so that is a WAG...
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No matter how hard you try you just can't fix stupid!!!!
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Who are you calling stupid AC? Since you are so much more intelligent why don't you tell everyon here why there is a phone ringing through to her television?
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no it won't/doesn't, regardless of appliance model, this would NEVER happen.

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Riggghhht...

And the clock never flashes when the power goes off...

pick
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I would start putting a piece of blacken card bored over the screen of the TV, or use a mirror to watch the TV and not sit in front of it. Also put duck tap over its speakers when not using it.
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unplug it
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No one seems to be able to give an answer to your question. Have you tried the customer service number?
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Not yet....my husband is not home yet with the cell phone, so I have to wait until after 9 am......I'll try that though, thanks.
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag


what I don't understand is why you only have 1 mobile between you & no land line?
Am I understanding this correctly?

what if you have an emergency & need to ring for help??

If your husband has the only form of phone with HIM, you need a new husband imo. I would never let my wife be without a phone (even though I hate mobiles), from a safety pov you need one, especially if you are a woman.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1466427


Normally, I have the phone......but he commutes quite a distance to work and yesterday the car was acting up, so I insisted he take it with him for once.
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It's a Zenith R50W47c......
 Quoting: Dried Up Hag





Glad I don't have that TV!

That is some creepy shit, you could totally write are horror plot just around that. Imagine just walking around everywhere and fucking televisions ringing at you, and here is the clincher, only you hear it. Also, the only way to make it stop is to answer it and have a conversation with an evil entity on the other line.... OOoooooo E ooooo Spooky shit!





My explanation, is I (maybe you too) can hear this uber-high pitched whining noise coming from TV's (especially CRT's or tube TV's) when I'm in the vicinity.

Maybe that combined with a ceiling fan to oscillate it.


IDK

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sigh

Unplugging for a few minutes will usually reset the unit to 'factory default' settings...

No more turny ony...No more ringy ringy...

MmmKay?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 780016

bullshit
if that was true a TV would forget all it´s channels...

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