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Tuning problem with tv connect directly to cable tv input, I am unable to tune channels above channel 25. Other TV's tune higher channels OK.

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  • rrsharpe Jan 30, 2008

    I think it's fixed....however I won't be able to test it until later tonight. Will report then.

  • rrsharpe Jan 31, 2008

    It was a simple problem and solution, but, given the complexity of the Symphonic menu system ..... it was not at all obvious. Thanks for your expert help.

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Your TV is set to Antenna. You need to go into the menu and change it to Cable. Then do an autoprogram.

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