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Not receiving channels below 51

My picture on the tv was starting to get snowy and then it went out completely. I checked the cable line (hooked up to another tv to make sure it worked), and tightened the nut on the cable input on the back of the tv. I now only receive stations above 51. I have checked to make sure the cable options on the menu were correct and that the channels were programmed, but it does not work-can still use audio/video for dvd & video games.
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Re: not receiving channels below 51 - RCA F27636BC 27" TV Standard (CRT) Televisions

You need a tuner for your tv

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Re: not receiving channels below 51

Removed cable at the back of your TV insert any pin metal material like paperlip without the plastic cover and search local channels from 1-13,, if it does,, contact your cable provider.. it may had cable line problems.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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1. Are you trying to receive off-the-air broadcasting? If so, you'll need a digital converter box. This set doesn't have a digital tuner, so there won't be any channels for it to receive without the converter.

2. Are you connecting a cable from a cable converter box, satellite receiver or FiOS set-top box? Your TV will need to be set to channel 3 or 4 to see the signal from the device.

3. Make sure the center wire in the plug on the end of the cable isn't bent over, and that it extends far enough (about 1/8 to 1/4-inch) to make a good connection.

4. Do you know for sure that the cable you are connecting is working? Is there actually a signal on the cable? It may be disconnected somewhere else (at a splitter, for instance) or there may not be any signal source.

5. Have you tried another TV to test the cable? If the cable works with another set, the tuner or antenna connector on the snowy set may be bad. If the cable connector is tightened too much when hooking it to the TV, the connector may be damaged and this can cause the snow.

Start by checking with a known good TV. If that one is snowy, you can check the other possibilities. If it works, you'll know the problem is in your set and can decide what to do (repair or replace).

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If sounds a lot like DTV's receiver took a hit.

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