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5 tips to get rid of stripes on your TV screen

Are there horizontal or vertical stripes running across the screen of your TV? This doesn't always mean that the TV is broken. In this article, I'll give a number of tips that you can use to solve the problem.

5 tips to get rid of stripes on your TV screen

  • Tip 1: turn the TV off and on.
  • Tip 2: check the video cables.
  • Tip 3: switch between sources.
  • Tip 4: update the software.
  • Tip 5: reset your TV to factory settings.

Tip 1: turn the TV off and on

Turn off the TV, unplug the power cord, and wait 2 minutes. Then plug in the power cord and turn the TV on again.

Tip 2: check the video cables

Remove the video cables from your TV and all connected sources, such as your Blu-ray player or game console. Then reconnect them. If you still see the stripes afterwards, try a new cable.

Tip 3: switch between sources

Switch with your remote control between TV programs and the video channels of the connected sources. Do you only see stripes on the screen of a device? Then open the device's menu and adjust the resolution to match the resolution of the TV. Which resolution this is is stated in the TV manual. If only the TV programs show stripes, the problem is probably your signal or decoder. In this case, contact your provider.

Tip 4: update the software

Image errors are often caused by outdated software. This makes it important that you regularly update the software of your television. How you do this differs per TV. For more information, see the manual of your TV.

Tip 5: reset your TV to factory settings

Sometimes a TV cannot properly process a combination of image settings, causing image errors. In this case, I recommend that you reset the TV to the factory settings. This way you reset all settings to their original state.

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