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Picture goes in and out

When viewing a taped VHS show, the picture goes in and out.  The screen flashes between the picture and a blank screen every few seconds.  Presently I have good quality video quality cable going between the TV and VCR.  I don't think the TV is the problem because it gave me the same problem with an older TV I had.

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Re: Picture goes in and out

Yes it sounds very much like it is simply in need of a tuning. Also if you do not feel comfortable repairing yourself, this is a very simple fix that can be done at most any electrical repair shop and usually doesn't cost too much.

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