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I have picture and sound when I watch a dvd/video but not through cable.

The tv receives the signal and show the channel and what is supposed to be on but after that goes away the screen is blue.  If I put in a dvd or video everything is fine.  My remote has long been lost and the remote for the directv box won't program for this tv.  The tv menu is showing everything in spanish but I don't know how to change this.  I'm lost.  Thanks for any help.  Any suggestions?

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Re: I have picture and sound when I watch a dvd/video but...

Try turning off the dvd/vcr and put your tv on the output channel of your DirectTv receiver. If this doesn't work it may not be hooked up correctly.

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