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Digital TV not working

The digital tv reception has stopped working all of a sudden, which means that I can no longer receive Freeview Channels, though the terrestial TV still works ok, and I can also switch to a freeview box.

When this happended the last time I re-sinatlled the digital TV cannels via the menu, but for some reason, that option is now greyed-out so that I cannot access it.

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Re: Digital TV not working

I had same probs tv 4 monts old new tuner fitted
and yet one more new tuner fitted when 8 months old
it now turns pick off at randod but sound stays on have to unplug mains for temp fix
now warranty has run out philips are not interested

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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