Switching from Analog TV to HDTV. TWC Receiver does not connect.
I just purchase a new 32” Sharp HDTV.
Have been using an old Prism Analog TV where I currently have Time Warner Cable box receiver connected using component cables. With my new Sharp TV, I want to use the HDMI connection method (HDMI port is not available on my old analog TV).
I want to connect the Time Warner Receiver to the Sharp TV. But after setup I get a “No Signal” displayed on the Sharp TV. But the TWC receiver still turns on/connects successfully to my Analog TV. The TW receiver is not switching over to the sharp TV.
Here's what I did:
1. Turned off both TV sets.
2. Plugged one end of a HDMI cable into the TW receiver's HDMI port. The other end into the Sharp HDMI1 port.
3. Turned the Sharp TV on. Went through the Sharp Setup Wizard. Input Source I selected “Have Cable” & “HDMI1”.
4. Using the Sharp TV remote I selected OK. HDMI1 text is floating around my screen then text changes to “No Signal”.
Using the TWC remote, I turned on the Analog TV. It connects showing my regular cable channels.
During the Sharp TV initial setup, I did not unplugged existing TWC coax cables from Analog TV.
What is Still Plugged in on Analog TV after Sharp setup:
Coaxial cable from Wall outlet to TWC receiver “Cable TV” port.
Coaxial cable from VHF/UHF port (located on analog TV) to “Out to TV” port on my old VCR box.
Coaxial cable from TWC receiver “Cable Out” port to “In Front Antenna receiver” on my VCR box.
Note: I do not use this VCR box anymore.
Tried rebooting (power off/on) TW receiver twice still get “No Signal”.
Why am I getting the “No Signal” message? BTW, I am not using any external antenna.
Spectrum Support Documentation states remove all existing coaxial cables when using the HDMI method. Does that include unplugging the “Cable TV” coax cable from the Receiver?
I want to use my Sharp Remote, Is it necessary to reprogram it or reprogram the TWC remote to connect the receiver to the Sharp TV.
If you feel I need TWC Technical support to visit my apartment, will I be charged for them setting up the receiver to my Sharp TV?