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Not accepting video via RF connection

My sylvania is 3 years old and has worked without a days problem until this week. I use a separate tuner and connect to the TV via a RF connection. The video has just gone to snow. In addition I am unable to adjust the volume manually up or down. I've tried new cables and even tried plugging in a Video camera into the jacks on both the front and the back...but got nothing. Is my TV toast? Thanks for your help!

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Re: Not accepting video via RF connection

Why use a seperate tuner? Have you tried removing the seperate tuner and plugging the antenna into the TV?

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