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Tv is distorted after hooking up the surround sound

We hooked up the surround sound and the tv went distorted after that . it has diagnal lines going through it . how can i fix it?

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Re: tv is distorted after hooking up the surround sound

If you have left the speakers too close to the tv, and if it is not magnetically is possible to show this

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