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Picture is snowy on every channel. I hooked up my playstation and set it to the correct channel but the screen display is the same. I tried using the menu and the menu comes up just fine. The menu goes on top of the screen and is transparent so I can see the settings just fine but the picture of the stations are snowy. I have an another TV beside it and it works fine. This means that reception is not a problem. I find it wierd that the menu comes up correctly but the channel will not show up. I can see what is on the channel. It also does the horizontal line thing. The problem almost looks like if you were trying to view a cable station that you did not pay for. I use a antenna to get local stations and do not have cable.

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  • brinkton91 Dec 03, 2007

    We have a satellite for 2 televisions in our house. The one television is working fine, but all you can see on the other (Zenith Inteq) is snow. I have tried unplugging for awhile, changing hookups and the audio/video from the menu. Is there anything else I can try?

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What techman is trying to tell ya is plug it into the a/v inputs bypassing the tuner & if it works...no need to pay for a repair on a 6 yr old set...

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If one tv looks good and another one dosent look good or operate correctly then we know for sure that the problem is not the antenna. Now the menu comes up ok because the menu is injected after the tuner into the video curcuit from a osd or microprocessor. sounds like you could have a defective tuner or antenna block assy.

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