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Channels disappearing All the main cable channels are not showing, but when you pip they show up there. but cannot swap to get full picture.

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Re: channels disappearing

This would apear to be a defective main tuner which a tech can replace this unit has two identical tuner modules one for main and one for pip There could be a issue with something called rf switcher. the signal goes in and is switch or routed to the pip tuner. so somewhere between the switcher and tuner the signal is lost.

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