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Mine goes out sometimes, if I go to the reciever and hit the "Display" butoon, the display lights up dim, at same time, I hit the " Dimmer" botton on remote and display works for about 1-2 weeks. Don't know what is cuasing it, but that got the dispaly to work. Can deal with that I guess.

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