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Not getting all cable channels?

I should be getting 70 channels and I am only getting 13 channels. How do I program my tv for all the channels? I can't get to the main menu for setting it up with my RCA remote!

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    time warner did something with the menu on my other tv and it sort of...downloaded? the channels. but i dont know how to do this on my rca tv. i can get to the menu but from there i have no cluee what to do... HELP!

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Please post the model number of your TV. You have to get to the menu to reprogram the TV channels for cable vs on air. Sometimes pushing two buttons at the same time on the TV itself will get you into the menu mode. If you use Google and search for your modeel number and "manual" you might get some help there.

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Your Toshiba tv can be automatically tuned to all stations. The procedure follows.

Programming channels automatically


Your TV can automatically detect all active channels and store them in

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you can add or erase channels manually.


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If you use cable, choose CABLE.


4. Press "down arrow" button until the CH PROGRAM selection is highlighted.


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