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Mts:mono mode and just keeps scrolling through channels

I just bought this tv used. they said it worked. i hooked it up to my cable box and fired it up. the screen is blue and it runs through an autoprogram like series but never stops. its says MTS:mono in the lower left corner. when it hits channel four i see my cable station and hear it but then it passes it and just keeps cycling through all the channels over and over.

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Take that tv to a tech you bought that set deffected .or take it back to where you buy it from.but my advice is that you take it back to where you buy it from.as you will pay double.repairs and what you have already paid for the set.good luck

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