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Went from bt digital tv back to technika built in freeview, now freeview doesn't work. Only have 4 channels?

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Have you tried auto tuning or re setting your 'source'

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Go into source and change it onto dtv and do a fti on the unit otherwise to get back to bt digital go into source and change to scart/av/ext if no effect try a new scart lead, if is connected via hd, go into source and change to hdmi this should change it,

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