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Several problems Sometimes the picture will freeze and then start again after a few seconds. Sometimes the picture will stop but the sound continues. Sometimes the picture will freeze and nothing responds until I power the unit off and back on. Sometimes the color will change to red across one portion of the screen green in another and yellow in another and then it may go to black and white. This can be resolved by pausing the picture until the color returns and then resume playing. Once I recorded a program and it appeared on the play list as if it was there including program name time recorded but it had zero duration time and there was no program.

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Re: Several problems

You may want to check all of your coax conections and stray ground shield piece littl tiny silver mtal wire will cause that reaction or you may have a ad reciever if so if ou have the directv inurance they will replace it for no cost to you at all.

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