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Picture Channels 2 to 7 plus 15 and 21 are snowy but no sound. All the other channels are fine. I plugged the cable line directly into the TV and same problem. Plug the same cable line into another TV and I get all the channels. I have tried everything in the menu. Any idea? Thanks

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Ther is a test you could do is you had the proper equipment, and that would be to inject a know good RF signal into the tunner F connector and chech tha point where the RF/IF is converted to audio and video, to determine if the proble is a bad tuner or not. The equipment is a VA62A Universal Video Analyzer. Its a great piece of equipment for this type of work. another thing you can do is get an RF Modulator from Radio shack and input a video and audio signal in to it and set it to channel 3 and connect the F connector to the TVs F connector. The set the TV to channel 3 you should see the picture and hear sound in channel 3. The VA62A is best because you can set it to emulate all of your channels from 1-87 standard TV and Cable TV. In any event a test needs to be run to see if the tunner is at fault.

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TV comes on with snow and clears up after 10-15 mins

Their is no more you can do.
You need a professional.
Stop using the TV until it is repaired.
Call the manufacturer to find you nearest authorized service center.

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There maybe a couple issues that could be causing your problems.

a) Check your cable lines to make sure there are no cable breaks, or loose connectors. Tightening down connectors will sometimes assist with that as well.

b) Depending on how you change the channels there maybe an issue with the television not receiving the full signal from the vcr/dvd player and you may need to change channels only from it.

P.S. SAP stands or "Second Audio Programing" it usually allows secondary audio tracks such as bilingual programing. It should not affect your picture.

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