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Tuner problem? (hope not!)

This tv is only 3 yrs old. I have it connected to a digital cable box. It still works perfectly when using the box, but when i try to use the PIP or even just try to use the tv without the cable box, it will not tune in ANY channels. It used to. I use to watch "regular" cable channels without the use of the box, because it made for STEREO sound, which it does not while using the digital box. Is this a tuner prob (hope not) or could it be something more minor ???

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