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Coaxial cable works but not RCA

I intended to connect my TV via the RCA cables supplied with the NS-DXA1-APT. I first set it up using the coaxial cable as a quick check to see if my antenna reception was adequate.
The signal to the TV via the coaxial cable was fine. now I wanted to switch over to the RCA cables and they don't work at all. Is there a one shot limit to connect which locks the other option out? Seems weird, but I've tried several different cable sets and two different TVS and only the coax works. any ideas?

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You have a DEFECTIVE box. There is no 'lock out feature on the Insignia. If your cables are ok, and you've tried it on another TV, then its the box.

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