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Do not receive any channels

I am a paid subscriber to at&t u-verse. when i connect the unit, NO channels come in.

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If you got a credit card looking thing, put it in. Reset the unit. If that doesn't work, call AT&T. Since you are a paid subscriber, they will be glad to walk you through the setup.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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