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TV/SAT Video channel went out - Pioneer VSX516

Recently the video on the TV/SAT function has been going in and out. Now when I switch to TV/SAT there is no video output at all. Could this be a setting or has something blown out? It has to be something to do with the pioneer receiver because the DVD function is fine and when I bypass the receiver by plugging my cable receiver directly into the tv, it works fine.

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Re: TV/SAT Video channel went out - Pioneer VSX516

Double check the video connection cable directly out of the SAT reciver and the video cable out from the Pioneer reciver, as there maybe an intermittant connection in them. If you replace them or sub them for known good ones, and you still have this probem, there is a switching IC inside the pioneer that has to be replaced.

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