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Intermitten remote sensor issue

I have a 42" SP-R4232 Plasma. For some reason the TV stops reading the remote. When it works the blue light blinks, but when the TV stops reading the remotes for some reason the blue light stays solid. There is no other equipment in the room that could be causing interference. Tried several remotes and none of them work. Not sure what the issue is and I cant afford the service right now, honestly dont want to waste my money if there is a simple solution. Also I am using Comcast HDTV box with the tv.

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Sounds like to me the comcast HDTV box is the issue if you are using that to change channels. Let me know.

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