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Wont' Hold settings for channels, tuners, sound, ect.

Unplugged TV while on vacation, returned to TV that will not hold programming when off. It takes 45 seconds to move up one channel and audio is irratic. It doesn't respond to the Menu Select commands quickly, the clock won't set and the Statis/Exit button finally will exit the programming feature. It has done this before, but after reprogramming several times it righted itself. The unit is right at 5years old, this time it's been 3 months and it's not showing improvement. I have left it unplugged, I have reprogrammed, blown the dust out, tried entering an access code (that worked the last time it did this). You can enter it but once the set is turned off, it reverts to no codes, channels, it does hold the tuner selection sometimes, other times it reverts to the antenna default.

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Re: Wont' Hold settings for channels, tuners, sound, ect.

Just wondering if you ever got the problem fixed? I have the same problem.

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