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Video channel has diagonal lines

When I turn tv to video channel (channel 1) to either watch a video or tape a show, the screen has diagonal moving lines. All other channels are fine. Was working fine yesterday i.e did not happen slowly!
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Check the connections from your video to your tv, sounds like you have a loose wire,

If not re-tune your tv , it might have lost the tuning a bit , but its probably a loose connection

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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