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Conversion to Digital - NO DVS

Can someone please help us. As soon as the digital conversion took place my Mothers DVS through SAP using cable stopped working. We have been on the phone w/the TV manufacturer and the Cable company and both say we should be receiving it as normal. Anyone have any idea at all about what could be wrong? Someone mentioned that the TV stations might not be broadcasting in digital but I cannot get in contact with any of the normal broadcasters. Feeling really bad since this is Mom's night time entertainment!

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Re:Conversion to Digital - NO DVS



With the conversion to digital, the SAP button on your remote will not work any more. The reason is that SAP (Secondary Audio Program) is a monaural, analog feature that is not supported by DTV (which utilizes multiple stereo audio channels along the digital spectrum). Unfortunately, finding the button or menu option that selects alternate audio channels is a bit harder than simply looking for "SAP." For instance, the remote control for our downstairs television has an "audio" button that controls this function. The television upstairs has a button labeled "MTS" that does the same thing. If you have an analog TV and are using a converter box, you'll need to check your box's menus to see whether switching the audio channel is possible. If all else fails, contact your equipment manufacturer to verify your equipment's method of switching audio channels. Finally, some cable and terrestrial broadcasters simply fail to pass through the alternate audio, so it's always a good idea to verify that the alternate audio is making it past any programming roadblocks.


Re:Conversion to Digital - NO DVS



With the conversion to digital, the SAP button on your remote will not work any more. The reason is that SAP (Secondary Audio Program) is a monaural, analog feature that is not supported by DTV (which utilizes multiple stereo audio channels along the digital spectrum). Unfortunately, finding the button or menu option that selects alternate audio channels is a bit harder than simply looking for "SAP." For instance, the remote control for our downstairs television has an "audio" button that controls this function. The television upstairs has a button labeled "MTS" that does the same thing. If you have an analog TV and are using a converter box, you'll need to check your box's menus to see whether switching the audio channel is possible. If all else fails, contact your equipment manufacturer to verify your equipment's method of switching audio channels. Finally, some cable and terrestrial broadcasters simply fail to pass through the alternate audio, so it's always a good idea to verify that the alternate audio is making it past any programming roadblocks.


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