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UHF problem Thanks for respondingThe TV is using an antenna and is set for antenna. If there is another setting that has to be changed I am unaware of it. Its not real user friendly.

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  • Duaine Morin Jun 07, 2008

    Got it. After realizing that your answer was correct, I reset connectioons to the top control board and tried using the remote and was able to change to antenna. Working great, thanks

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