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Stuck on Channel searching!!!

Some button got pressed and now theres a screen that says "first please connect cable system or an antenna to the terminal on the back then press the menu key." No command button other than MENU works: when i press the menu button it says "please wait tv is searching for your channels" and it runs through every channel. the problem is we have no cable-none at all. The tv is used only for playing DVD's. when its run through every channel words in red show up " no signal from antenna check connections then press the menu key" and then the cycle starts all over again. if i turn the tv off....even unplug it-when i turn it on again its at the first screen. "first please connect cable system or an antenna to the terminal on the back then press the menu key." HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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The problem is we have no cable-none at all. The tv is used only for playing DVD's. solution check dvd to tv wire or socket if it is ok then play dvd in another tv if it works fine then problem in tv. for that check tv tuner & its circuit for loose. check tuner itself

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