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Sony television problem

My Sony has good picture on Video setting but only snow with no audio in TV mode. Channel letters are faintly visible in the snow but it appears there is no television signal getting through at all. Can you help narrow down the likely section with the problem?
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Re: Sony television problem

Do you have another TV that you can connect to the same cable in the same room? That will eleminate the cable. After that check to make sure that you have your tv set up for your area by setting it to either PAL or NTSC. After that, I would suspect your tuner, although I doubt it.

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