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Philips Model ID 20pf5120/28

Philips LCD tv 20 inch using rabit ears antenna no cable do I go to factory reset
Have no Picture or sound do I use the orginalfactory settings?

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You must connect an Antenna to use the AutoTune. A set of rabit-ears is sufficient for most areas: RE: the Digital (Free) TV singals are using the old UHF/VHF frequencies - so any antenna designed for Broadcast TV should work. Connect your antenna to the ANT/Cable connection then re-run the Auto-Tune again.

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