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How to get from standard TV to Cable TV?

I was watching cable TV and a friend came in to show me how to switch to VHS?DVD player. Now I can't get back to cable TV. I onlt receive 11 stations instead of 98 stations. I don't know what to press to get back all my cable stations. Please help?

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    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Does the back of your tv have av input lines colored yellow, red, and white?

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Should use remote to bring up the menu. Go to channel search and it will ask you if for ant or cable. This is where you will select for antenna or cable.

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