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New TV won't talk to satellite receiver

Simple flat screen, straightforward connections. Input menu shows DTV grayed out, only allows Air or Cable for input options. What am I missing? Book no help, Dish no help, seller - nothing so far. Who should I be talking to - place where I bought the TV or the satellite folk? Where can I rent a technoteen?

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Greetings ChaosReid,

I would suggest calling your satellite company and seeing if they are able to give you any suggestions. Also you might consider contacting someone like the Geek Squad® and having them come out and do a video installation. That might prove costly though. I would think that your retailer should be able to provide some insight.

What type of connection are you using presently to hook it up?

Wishing for the best!

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