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Antenna on RCA F27615

I received this set from a friend, to replace a set with a broken coax connection. My antenna brought in my local channels on the old television but will not work on this set. I changed the input on the menu to UHF/VHF and when I have the antenna screwed in I can change the channels and the picture doesn't seem to be any different from one page to the next. Help!!

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If this set has Guide Plus in the menus then set it up. Choose ant or cable, in menus, and No for cable box and no for DVD and no for vcr and finish. If you choose yes for a cable box then it locks the channel to 3 to match your cable box.

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