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Loss of connection on certain HD channels

My HD channels come in great until I select the FX channel and a couple others. They break up and then go grey. Sometimes going in and out. When I change the channel it comes in clear, then back to channel that breaks up only to break up and go blank again.

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If you are using a cable box, the TV can't be the trouble since it is always staying on the same channel. You pick your channels through the box. You'll need to contact your cable provider and describe the trouble you are having. It might be a problem in their box or transmission line.

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