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Trutech 35" LCD connecting to cable box

Ok, I know the quality of this TV is not good but wondering what causes this. Have cable box hooked up to TV with video cable (yellow/red/white) into input (AV1). What is weird is local channels come in fine (abc,cbs,nbc,pbs etc.) However, when you change channel on cable box and go to a cable channel like TNT,WBS it displays it at the bottom of the screen like all the channels but just stays black. It does this for all cable channels so it shows what channel it is at the bottom of the screen but isn't displaying it. The trutech TV doesn't have a channel set/format option like other TV's so wondering what is going on?

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Re: Trutech 35" LCD connecting to cable box

The official website for this item is Try emailing them, or call them at 1-888-252-6252. Trutech is the store brand for Target stores. So many companies make their products. This website isn't the official site for all Trutech products,just some of them, like this 15" LCD TV.

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