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No signal? Try a quick channel scan!
By Jillian K ~ Posted Fri, 02/20/2009 - 3:24pm
- Set TV to channel 3, using TV remote
- Using the converter box remote, hit the menu/setup button....a menu screen should appear (if your remote doesn't work, check to make sure the batteries aren't shrink wrapped!)
- Once in the menu, look for Channel Scan, Auto Scan, Auto Tuning, or something of that nature.
-To highlight an option, use the four arrow keys that are clustered together on your remote (NOT THE CHANNEL UP/DOWN keys). There should be a button in the middle of those 4 arrows (enter/ok/or just a dot) and press that to actually select the option.
- Once you select that option, the TV will automatically run through and detect analog and digital signals.
- When the scan is complete, the menu will either disappear on it's own, or you may have to hit the menu button on your remote to exit.
- After you've done the scan, manually go through your channels to ensure they are all there.
If you are having reception issues, it may be an antenna problem (consider upgrading to a UHF/VHF compatible antenna----TERK HDTVi is a good one @ Rowe Photo).
You may have to do channel scans periodically, or when you reposition your antenna.
Hopefully, you'll be set to go with a quick scan!