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Can't get local channels w/out cable!

Disconnected satellite service and can't get any channels on the t.v. even with the menu on ''tv''.

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Check your anttena. need to have it pointed correctly and look at the connections to make sure they are good and tight.

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When connected to cable box will not let cable box change channels with tv on but with tv off cable box works fine


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Televison station won't scan


If you are receiving a "No Signal" error message, verify that:
  1. All of the cables physically connected to the TV and the input device are secure.
  2. The input device is turned on.
Your TV needs to scan for channels before it can show programming from an antenna, from cable TV when the cable comes directly from the wall (no cable box), or from a cable or satellite box connected to the TV with a coaxial (RF) cable. Do not scan for channels if you have a cable or satellite box connected using AV (Composite), Component, or HDMI cables. The box selects the channel, not the tuner inside your television. If you are not using the "TV" input, press the INPUT button on your remote until the correct input mode is selected.
To perform a channel scan using the coaxial input:
  1. Press the INPUT button on your remote to view your current input source. The TV (coaxial cable) input must be selected. This may appear as "TV," "ANT," or the channel and call letters of a station.
  2. If the TV input is not selected, press INPUT until the TV input mode is selected.
  3. Open the on-screen menu and select TV or Tuner option. (This varies by model.)
  4. Highlight Tuner Mode and select the correct option:
    • Antenna-over-the air signals from an antenna
    • Cable-direct from the wall cable TV, or a cable or satellite box connected to the TV with coaxial cable
  5. Select Auto Search or Auto Channel Scan. (This varies by model.)
  6. When the search reaches 100% complete, exit to the menu.
  7. Check the available channels:
    • Antenna or direct-from-wall cable-Press the Channel Up and Channel Down buttons on your VIZIO TV remote to view the available channels.
    • Cable or satellite box- Will return only one channel. Use the cable or satellite remote's Channel Up and Channel Down buttons.
If this does not resolve the issue, power cycle the TV and then re-run the channel scan:
  1. Turn off the TV.
  2. Unplug the TV from the electrical outlet.
  3. While the TV is unplugged from the wall, press and hold the Power button on the TV for 30 seconds.
  4. Release the power button.
  5. Plug the TV back into the electrical outlet.
  6. Turn on the TV.
Note: There is also an option to reset the TV to the factory default settings. This option is in either the SETUP or SYSTEM section of the on-screen menu. The option may be "Reset all settings", "System Reset," or "Reset & Admin." Consult your TV's user manual for the location and steps for resetting your model.
  1. Remove the coaxial cable from the DTV/TV connector on the back of your television and perform a channel scan to clear the existing channels. See the procedure above. This should not find any channels.
  2. Re-attach the coaxial cable to the DTV/TV connector and perform a new channel scan.
This video shows troubleshooting steps to use when a "No signal" message appears.

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Wont find channels on auto channel search


Ensure that you have a good connection to your antenna/cable/satellite, and that you have selected the proper signal type in your TV menu.

If you are using a cable box or satellite, you might need to search for an analog signal on channel 3 or 4. If your cable/satellite box outputs an HDTV signal, then search the digital channels. If you are using an antenna, search for digital channels and set it the TV to Air in the Channel menu.

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I lost my satellite because of money problems. I don't have cable for the same reason. My television will play dvds but I cannot get any television channels. Is there a setting I am missing, or any other...


Yes.
You will need to get an antenna(either indoor or outdoor) for OTA (over the air) receptions,
> Connect the antenna to the back of the tv.
> Go into the main menu and set the channel signal input to Air instead of Cable.
> Go to the channel auto-program menu and scan in the channels.
> Save the results.
> Watch tv.

There is something called FTA (Free to Air) which is similar to satellite tv but does not have a monthly cost. You would however need a receiver.

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I don't now how i recive tv chanels in hd


Your source has to be in HD like a local broadcast TV station currently broadcasting in HD which you get with a VHF/UHF antenna connected to the HDTV. Most primetime TV shows are in HD so using the antenna on the HDTV is all you need. Press MENU on your TV remote and make sure you have ANTENNA set instead of cable to get local TV stations.

You also could use your local cable TV provider. You would need digital cable service and a HD cable box with HDMI or component video cable hookup to the HDTV. HD channels are typically above 100. Call your cable TV provider for more details.

Read your user manual for the LG TV. Ask for help from family, friends, neighbors, local electronics shops.

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I only get 12 channels. . .why?


Download the user's guide and go to page # 19 for more info on how to set up the TV to the proper input to receive all the channels.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

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No signal onthe screen


If you are connected to a high definition cable box or satellite tv box you would not need to turn to channel 3 on your television. The television would need to be in the right input either component or hdmi. If someone connected the tv to the cable box or satellite tv box with a coax cable like an antenna cable then the tv channels will be available on channel 3 as well but they will not display in high definition. You change channels with the cable box/satellite tv box remote control. If the above is not correct and you are only connected to an antenna cable and not to a cable box or satellite tv box you will need to complete a channel search from the tv menu. It sounds like you are using a cable box/satellite tv box and that the tv is on the wrong input. If the cable box/satellite tv box is not working (i.e. just a black screen) on your television than that is a different matter entirely.

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I moved from TX to MX and my olevia rc-ltl willnot get the programing of present cable service.What you suggest I do?


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How do i run a channel scan? there is nothing in the manual


Found this in the most frequently asked questions at the Dynex customer support website on page 3. the website is:(http://www.dynexproducts.com/pc-680-23-dynex-32-720p-flat-panel-lcd-hdtv-matte-black.aspx) You can also call the customer support telephone number at 1-800-305-2204. between the hours of 7am-12am CST. Give them the model number of you television and tell them you are having problems completing the autoscan of the television. I hope this information helps you with your problem. 1.How do I set up my channels or run an autochannel search? 2.Are you using a cable/satellite box, cable connected directly to the TV, or an antenna? 3.If you are using a cable or satellite box you must use the remote that came with that box to change channels. 4.Make sure you have the correct input selected to view channels via the cable or satellite box. For example, if the cable or satellite box is connected via component cables please press input and select Component 1 or Component 2 to view your channels. If you are using cable connected directly to the TV: 1.Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens. 2.Press < or > to select Channel, then press v to access the Channel menu. 3.Press ^ or v to select Air/Cable, then press < or > to select Cable. 4.Press ^ or v to select Auto Scan. Press > or ENTER. 5.Press ^ or v to select Cable System, then press < or > to select your type of cable or satellite system. You can select STD, IRC, HRC, or AUTO. If you are not sure what type of system you have, select AUTO. 1.Press ^ or v to select Start to Scan, then press > or ENTER to start scanning. Your TV memorizes all cable channels you receive. If you are using an antenna: 1.Press MENU. The on-screen menu opens. 2.Press < or > to select Channel, then press v to access the Channel menu. 3.Press ^ or v to select Air/Cable, then press < or > to select Air. 4.Press ^ or v to select Auto Scan. Press > or ENTER. 5.Press ^ or v to select Start to Scan, then press > or ENTER to start scanning. Your TV memorizes all analog and digital channels you receive.

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