Son got a new TV for this past Christmas. Its a nice one, 32-inch flat screen. We've learned to get the extended warranties on some things we give him, we've learned from experience, nuff said about that, so we got the extended 3-year warranty for it.
Imagine my surprise when he said the other day that his TV was "acting" up. I asked what was going on and he said on some of the channels he got the picture, but no sound, and on one channel that should have been English speaking, it was Spanish speaking. At first I thought it sounded like a cable problem, some mix up with wires??? (what do I know??)
So we wait until hubby comes home from teaching guitar and we mention it to him. He says "let's compare the two TVs" ours in our bedroom and son's right across the hall. They go channel by channel and I have a pad to record what channels are "acting weird". Sure enough, where hubby gets sound on a channel, son's is quiet. Where it should be English, some of son's are Spanish language (Funny Guy in Spanish is hilarious).
So it eliminates the thought that it is a cable problem. So its a TV problem. The TV is barely 2 months old so I'm thinking "good thing we got the extended warranty".
Miraculously we have all the paperwork in one place so I start doing some checking on warranty, etc. I go onto the website for the company to see if there are trouble shooting techniques or how to activate a repair.
Sure enough, as I check the list of frequent asked questions, there's a question "What happens if I get no sound on some stations or another language on others".
It turns out that for some strange reason (who knows maybe he was sleep walking that night) he could have changed the settings on the TV. They suggested he turn from the SAP mode (whatever that means) to stereo or mono. He got into the settings, did it, and everything was back to normal again. Weird though. Never heard of anything like it before.
(thanks for every one's ideas about my last post; the party is tomorrow night; we went with a gift card for Starbucks and we're bringing couple appetizers to share :)