How to Reprogram a Sharp TV

Written by james clark
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Sharp TVs offer a variety of ways to customise the set for individual viewing preferences, including an auto-tune feature to lock in the available channels. Personal preferences for picture and audio settings are stored automatically in the memory chip. These settings can be lost during a power outage, which will cause the Sharp TV to reboot to the factory default settings. Reprogramming the set takes only a couple of minutes using the remote control.

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  • Sharp TV with remote control

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  1. 1

    Press the "Menu" key on the remote control to access the on-screen options for adjusting the Sharp TV.

  2. 2

    Use the up and down arrow keys to toggle to "Auto-Tuner Setup."

  3. 3

    Press the right arrow key to select "Auto-Tune," then choose either "Cable" or "Air" (antenna) to program channels depending on the source signal. If the TV is connected to a cable subscriber service, choose cable.

  4. 4

    Press the down arrow key to highlight "Start," then press the right arrow key to begin reprogramming the available television stations. This may take several minutes.

  5. 5

    Press the "Menu" key again and use the up and down arrows to scroll to video and audio settings, where the user can customise colour level, sharpness, tint and contrast, as well as set the bass, treble and balance controls for the built-in speakers.

  6. 6

    Press the "Menu" key once more and scroll to "V-chip" or "Channel Lock" to set a new four-digit code to restrict certain channels and programming if you desire.

Tips and warnings

  • Always disconnect the Sharp TV from the power source for at least 30 seconds to clear the memory before reprogramming.
  • Write down the four-digit channel-lock code you created to restrict certain channels and keep it in a safe place in case the code is forgotten.

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