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My T.V. has locked into Video and i can get it to go back to channels.

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The simplest way is to use the TV remote - NOT the cable or satellite remote - and press "0" and "3" to turn it to channel 3; or press Channel +

This is generic advice - the exact method to correct this will depend on the exact model number of your TV - what is model $ of your TV, and who is your TV manufacturer? Do you have cable or satellite service?

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