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EyeTV 250 Connection

I connected my EyeTV to an A/V cable source from an Xbox 360.  At first the video actually came up on the EyeTV.  However, the picture froze and ever since, whenever I turn on eyetv to play my game console all I get is a black screen.
In addition to that problem, when I connect the eyetv to my tv cable I can receive a list of available channels but I can't pick up any kind of signal for any channel.
Maybe these two types of problems are related.  Basically, I can't get any picture on my eyeTV even after configuring the video, turning on and off game mode, etc.

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