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Unusable signal I hooked this tv to an satellite receiver in another room, splitting the signal on the satellite box, then I hooked it up to the s-video and I'm still not getting a picture. What am I doing wrong? email addr: vlaenciawesley@sbcglobal.net

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Usually need a second receiver. Cannot just split signal. With some cable providers you can split the cable before it hits the cable box for basic cable channels.

Suggest contacting Cable Company if does not work.

Thanks!

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