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Tsc tuner I hooked up the ntsc and atsc tuner to a uhf antenna to get the off air hd signals but the tuners go through the process of scanning and find only a few channels and none of the digital atsc channels. Is there any way to test the tuners or replace or repair them? The TV plays beautifully on the composet red white and yellow from the bell express satalite but shows green picture on the component red green blue. Does the TV need to be repaired?

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SOURCE: 52G786 ATSC Tuner no longer works

I have the same exact model tv...Love it...ATSC tuners is in definition an Analog tuner. As the broadcasting companies change over to Digital broadcasting before the deadline in Febuary 2009 more and more local or Non-Digital chanels are becoming obsolete. You would have to purchase a converter box for your tv if your not planning on getting cable. Another way to gois if you have an old cable line running through you house (no incomming cable) plug you tv into that jack. That also acts as a antenna. The sweet part of all this is that your tv do have a QAM tuner or Digital tuner built in just need that digital antenna to pair it up.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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Consult your TV's owner manual and enter "set up mode" to switch the RF or Antenna input from: CATV / Cable to: Antenna / Off Air. Then, allow the TV to scan VHF & UHF for signals strong enough to "tune in". You may need to upgrade your antenna in order to collect enough signal to display video properly. Make sure that your TV has a digital tuner (ATSC) as the old analog tuners (NTSC) have no signal to tune since broadcasters were forced to digital transmitters by the FCC years ago.

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Yes, this antenna will receive VHF and UHF signals. If you install it properly outside and point it towards your local transmitters, it will work nicely (use tvfool.com for the directions to your transmitters). The "HD" label is something of a marketing gimmick; the tuner on the TV will pull in the signal and interpret ito display on your TV.

However, make sure that you have an ATSC tuner for your TV. Only a few low power NTSC stations are still broadcasting.

I hope this helps.

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There's only one way to get that TV to switch from 480i (which is an SD or Standard Definition signal) - that's to provide it with an ED or HD resolution signal (a 480P signal is often called ED or Enhanced Definition while 720P, 1080i and 1080P signals are called HD or High Definition).


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You will not get ED or HD signals through the old composite RCA phono jacks (usually yellow in color), either. You'll need to use an RGB (red, green and blue) component video cable, HDMI cable, DVI, or other type supported by both your TV and the video source (CATV box, Blu Ray disc player, Satellite converter, etc.). More on this, later.
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Just remember you need a source capable of ED or HD signals and a way to get those signals to your TV. The yellow composite cable is from days ago and only passes 480i signals.

I hope this helps and good luck! Please take a moment to rate my reply - thanks!

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What type of antenna do you have and is it pointed at the transmitters? Use antennaweb.org or tvfool.com to check your antenna type and direction for your location. Antennaweb is very conservative in the channel listing even though the site assumes an exterior antenna. Tvfool lists the channels and the respective antennas with a color code that matches the manufacturer's labels for the antennas. Tall trees and buildings can block the signal.

Digital signals are either on or off for the tuner (either there is enough signal to process or no signal). Are you sharing the antenna signal between devices? An amplifier may help.

If you are using an antenna that is pointed correctly and should receive the stations around you, then the problem may be the ATSC tuner. This is on the same board as the NTSC (analog) tuner for most TVs these days.

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Your unit is HDTV ready but is not an HDTV. It is capable of displaying HDTV only through the component inputs. Your tuner is analog NTSC and will not receive HDTV or digital.

You could get an HDTV picture using a Blue Ray DVD and hooking up the component connectors from the DVD to the TV.

The only other way would be to get an HDTV tuner with a component output and hook it up the same way, component out to component in, and hook the tuner input to an off air antenna (receiving HDTV) or cable or satellite with HD signals.

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