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Freeview not working

My mum got herself a panasonic viera HD ready tv with built in digital tuner. I've tried to tune the channels for her but none of them come up. I'm beginnging to suspect the tuner was affected by that change that Freeview did in August but I've had a look at all the literature on that and none of it mentions built in tuners in tv's been affected. Is there something I'm missing out? I've gone through all installations as per the manual with no luck.

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The tuner may be defective, or the reception is too poor for the set. A service tech who is qualified to work on your model of set can go out to your place with some field test equipment and verify the performance of the set for you.

The tuner and or IF modules, or main video processor module may be at fault. These modules can be replaced if necessary.

Before having a service call, read the instruction manual to make sure that all the user settings are correct to recieve programs from the tuner section. You can call the Panasonic tech support for assistance.

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and I do not have any for the panasonic remote how came with the TV when I bouth it. Can you help me.
Thank you
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