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No signal Just bought a new zenith ilcd tv 42 inch. Trying to hook up satellite with ypbpr component cables keep getting no signal. All other ways a terrible picture. I just took this thing out the box and have spent like 8 hours trying fix my problem. Will return product in the morning this is very frustrating..

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LOOK N THE MAIN MENU ON THE SATELITE CONVERTER BOX LOCATE WHAT CHANNEL TV IS PROGRAMMED TOO TUNE TV TO THAT CHANNEL WILL EITHER WORK ON AIR OR CABLE

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