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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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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.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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    otis Dec 10, 2013

    when i turn on my 61inch rca it is horizionaly misted up for about 30minuts .i can put a hair dryer behind there on the board and it will straten up move the dryer and 5minuts it misted up again

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    otis Dec 10, 2013

    its a model no d61w130



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