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Missing channels I hooked up my TV to a basic cable connection using the NTSC coaxial cable connector and after having the TV perform a channel search I am missing a handful or local channels I normally got using my old TV and should get according to my cable provider. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • antoinina Jul 23, 2008

    I tried all the settings. Auto, Antenna, Cable Std, cable HRC and Cable IRC.....I put the coax cord in NTSC and Digital, I even changed around the inputs....alas I am still not getting some channels and they are random local channels that I should get an none of it makes any sense.

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Make sure that the set is in the proper mode. There are Air and Cable settings.

Dan

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Jul 23, 2008

    Have you noticed any pattern to the missing channels at all? Are they clustered in a single range or just random?



    Dan

  • ABRsvcs Jul 23, 2008

    I'm leaning toward a power supply problem. Tuning voltages change when channels change. Can you post here the channels that you are receiving and the ones that you are not? I can try to see if there is a pattern based upon the voltage to channel correlation.



    Dan

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