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Do I need an antenna if my TV has a built in digital tuner?
If it is a new TV it will have a digital tuner. Yes, you will need an antenna. The antenna WILL connect via coax. It is HD because it is an RF signal and those are carried efficiently by coax.
How do I get my TV to scan for digital channels?
To start, on your TV remote, select “Menu” and then “Settings.” Next, select “Channel Setup” and select “Antenna” or “Air,” depending on your TV. Make sure you are not on “Cable.” Select “Channel Search” or “Channel Scan.”
Why is my TV not finding digital channels?
First check that your TV is set to the correct Source or Input, try changing the Source or Input to AV, TV, Digital TV or DTV if you haven’t already. If your “No Signal” message is not due to incorrect Source or Input being selected, then it’s most likely caused by a set up or antenna fault.
Do I need a digital tuner for my TV?
All over-the-air broadcasts in the U.S. have been digital since 2009, so to watch TV, you need a television with a digital tuner to watch even free broadcast shows.
How do I know if my TV has a digital tuner?
Look for a Sticker Look on the front and back of your TV set for a sticker or marking that mentions a digital tuner. It may say something like “DTV,” “HDTV,” “ATSC,” “Digital Tuner,” “Digital Receiver,” “Integrated Digital Tuner,” or “Digital Tuner Built In.”
How can I get local channels on my smart TV without antenna?
If you don’t want to use an antenna, there are several ways to stream your local network channels. The best options to stream local ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS are Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV. They both offer a way to live stream major broadcast networks in nearly every market in the US.
Why is my antenna not picking up channels?
Your cables may be loose. If you have loose cables, you’ll most likely get no signal or a spotty signal. So make sure your connections are tight at your TV and your antenna. While you’re checking your connections, also take a look at your cables to make sure they aren’t bent, looped, or otherwise broken.
How do I search for digital channels?
How to Scan (or Rescan) For Channels
- Make sure your TV is connected to an antenna.
- Press the “Menu” button on your remote control.
- Find and select the “Channel Scan” option in your TV’s menu.
- If you can’t find the “Channel Scan” option, dig through the TV’s “Settings,” “Tools,” “Channels,” or “Options” menu.
How do I know if my TV has built in digital tuner?
Look for a Sticker. Look on the front and back of your TV set for a sticker or marking that mentions a digital tuner. It may say something like “DTV,” “HDTV,” “ATSC,” “Digital Tuner,” “Digital Receiver,” “Integrated Digital Tuner,” or “Digital Tuner Built In.”
How do I know if my TV is digital?
Inspect the front and back of the TV set for markings indicating that the TV is “digital ready.” The labeling may vary and say “DTV,” Digital Receiver,” “Digital Tuner Built-In,” “Integrated Digital Tuner,” “HDTV” or “ATSC.”