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The TV tuner doesnt pick up the channels

There is signal on the cable tv but the TV tuner scans the frequency and doesnt identify any channel. The cable is well conected.

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  • corneliusfun Sep 06, 2008

    The tv doesn't find the channel. Whether terestrial or VCR RF signal is present. The RF cable is okey proved by connecting it to a working tv.



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Yow,Paulo try me for a live session this sunday 29. 4.07 @ 2 pm GMT. In the meantime check with your cabl provider maby your coble service is encoded.

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