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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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Re: The TV tuner doesnt pick up the channels

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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