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Toshiba 37hlc56 I can't figure out how to get the the antenna to work on my tv through the vcr.i thought i had everything hooked up right, but it wont let me turn the channels, and it has a blue screen on all the modes.and what mode do i need to be able to watch tv through ant.

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Mine turns itself on as soon as its plugged in,goes to just a blue screen and buttons do nothing,no menu,no volume,just a bright blue screen,whats up with that?

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