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Sony KDS issues

I just replaced the lamp in this thing. The problem now is i don't get any signal once the cable line is hooked up to the cable but i do get signal when it's connected to the VHF/UHF input.

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Re: Sony KDS issues

Check your setting, you could have skipped the cable side. or edited cable out.

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