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DTV locked on ITV1

Cannot access Digital channels as DTV stuck on ITV1 and no way of accessing channels setup on menu


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Re: DTV locked on ITV1

Do a reset in the service menu the turn the tv off and press..

info>menu>mute>power on

and go to the reset option. don't mess with any other setting in this engineer menu.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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