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A TV channel has disappeared off my preset channels list for my Sony Bravia

When my Sony Bravia was installed 18 months ago the installer preset the digital channels. Yesterday Channel 2 simply disappeared off the list of preset channels. If I select Channel 2 using the remote it goes to Channel 10. All the other available channels on the list of preset channels are there, but not Channel 2.

I did use the VHS to record a program on Channel 2 around the same time Channel 2 disappeared off the television.

Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

John
Melbourne, Australia

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    Any Guy May 11, 2010

    Normally, I would just say go to the menu and add the channel, however the fact that you cannot direct tune the channel leads me to believe there is more going on here. What I would do is a factory reset and reprogram all channels and see if it works. To to a factory reset, perform the following steps:
    With the television on (and with the factory remote, not any other remote)
    Hold down the up button on the remote and press the power button on the TV. The TV should take a moment and then power back on and ask you what language you want to use. If it does not do this, try the procedure again, making sure that you hold down the up button while pressing the power on the TV. After you have done this the TV should ask you if you want to search for channels (after you have selected a language). Let me know if this works.


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