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Snowy picture on certain channels and only sometimes

Recently the Comcast cable had a problem with service and the cable kept going on and off ever since then certain channels have been really snowy/fuzzy and other channels somewhat fuzzy, could it be a problem with the TV now or could it be the actual cable , it used to never be snowy/fuzzy, is there any settings we can check on the tv

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Hello, the best option for you is to put another (small) TV instead of plasma to check whether your cable is OK. If you need more info please advice. Arpi

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