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CANNOT TUNE TV CHANNELS FROM TERRESTIAL AERIAL INTO NEW SAMSUNG RECORDER

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You need to purchase a digital converter box in order to receive the proper signal, the only exception would be if your antenna is digital ready. I would suggest talking to a tv tech to find out if you need additional changes.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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