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Toshiba mv13j2c antenna problem

Only uhf when tv on antenna no vhf channel

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  • ralfe Feb 29, 2008

    regular vhf rabbit antenna

  • ralfe Feb 29, 2008

    i have a regular vhf rabbit antenna

  • ralfe Feb 29, 2008

    i think it wiil be cheaper to buy another small tv set !!



    thank you

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What sort of antenna have you connected to this set?

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  • Michael Borelli Feb 29, 2008

    Tuner pack problem. Will require parts...accordianman

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