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Not getting all cable channels?

I should be getting 70 channels and I am only getting 13 channels. How do I program my tv for all the channels? I can't get to the main menu for setting it up with my RCA remote!

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    time warner did something with the menu on my other tv and it sort of...downloaded? the channels. but i dont know how to do this on my rca tv. i can get to the menu but from there i have no cluee what to do... HELP!

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Please post the model number of your TV. You have to get to the menu to reprogram the TV channels for cable vs on air. Sometimes pushing two buttons at the same time on the TV itself will get you into the menu mode. If you use Google and search for your modeel number and "manual" you might get some help there.

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My tv's channels are only up to ch 35, and we have cable tv connection. I cant utilize my cable connection cause my tv's only programmed up to 35. do we have a way to program it to go up to more than 35?...


I assume you have analog cable TV service and no cable box. Press MENU button on your TV remote. Go over to CHANNEL SETUP. There are four arrow buttons and a button in the middle of the arrow buttons on the TV remote control. Use these arrow buttons to go up, down, left and right. Use the button in the center to select. TV On-screen menu has Video, then Audio, then Channel Setup.

Cable can be set to ON or OFF, you want to set it ON to get cable channels.
Go down to AUTO PROGRAM and select it, press button in the center of arrow keys.
A short delay while available channels are searched so be patient. After Auto Program finishes, press MENU to exit. You can perform Auto Program whenever required.

You can also add or skip channels manually. You will discover more options in the TVs menus.

Feb 24, 2011 | Sony FD Trinitron WEGA KV-36FS320 36" TV

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How do i program my channels


Hello
Your Toshiba tv can be automatically tuned to all stations. The procedure follows.

Programming channels automatically


Your TV can automatically detect all active channels and store them in

its memory. After the TV has stored the channels in its memory automatically,

you can add or erase channels manually.


To add channels automatically:

1. Press MENU, then press "left arrow" or "right arrow" button to display the SETUP menu.


2. Press "Up arrow"or "down arrow" until the TV/CABLE

selection is highlighted.


3. Press "left arrow" or "right arrow" button to highlight either

TV or CABLE, depending on which you use.

If you use an antenna, choose TV.

If you use cable, choose CABLE.


4. Press "down arrow" button until the CH PROGRAM selection is highlighted.


5. Press "left arrow" or "right arrow" button to start channel programming. The TV will automatically

cycle through all the TV or Cable channels (depending on which you

selected), and store all active channels in the channel memory.

While the TV is cycling through the channels, the message

"PROGRAMMING NOW-PLEASE WAIT" appears.

6. When channel programming is complete, the message "COMPLETED"

appears.
7. Press CH UP or DOWN button to view the programmed channels.
OK.

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Can't figure out how to turn on cable on Sony Trinitron TV


Setting Up the TV
After you have finished connecting your TV, you can use Auto Program to set up your
channels. During Auto Program, the TV will automatically search for available channels and
program receivable channels.
(Make sure CABLE is connected on coaxial and you are not using any other connections such as cable box, hdtv or satellite antenna)

1 Press to turn on the TV. The Initial Setup screen appears.
2 Press on the remote control or on the TV front panel to start Auto Program, or press
to exit.
To perform Auto Program again
1
Press .
2 Press g to highlight Channel Menu.
3 Press f to highlight Cable. Press to select.
4 Press F or f to highlight On or Off according to how you connected your TV. Press to
select.
5 Press f to highlight Auto Program. Press to search for channels.
6 After Auto Program finishes, press to exit.
To reset the TV to factory settings
1
Turn the TV on.
2 Hold down on the remote control.
3 Press and release the POWER button on the TV front panel. The TV will turn itself off,
then back on.
4 Release .
✍ When you start Auto Program wait until it is finished; otherwise it will skip over channels that are
available. Perform Auto Program again to program receivable channels.
✍ The Initial Setup screen appears each time you turn on the TV until you perform Auto Program.
Initial Setup
Auto Program [CH+]
[CH–]
First please connect
cable/antenna
Exit

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Can't program channels past 14


select cable as a source not broadcast its looking for UHF channels instead of cable up to say 100. go to setup select cable not antennea or broadcast. do a scan afterwards and ghave it find your channels

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How to program the TV to utilize cable channels


Go into the menu on your tv via built in button on the tv, or the remote. Look for something that reads "Program Mode" or "Program Channels"

Tv's have to search for channels that have a good solid frequency if they are just hooked up. newer tvs do it automatically

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Doesn't get all cable channels


With the menu set to cable signals, the autoprogram should catch all of the cable channels. The Cable Channel option allows you to use either channel 3 or 4 as the "cable" channel. This is when you have an external box that you use to tune in cable rather than the TV directly. The easiest way here is to autoprogram the TV while playing a VCR tape. That will insure that channel 3 is included.

Does the autoprogram fail?

Dan

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Programing channels


Check your tv set, set it on outo program scan set it into CATV.

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Program satelite or cable


you are not specific as to programming cable or satellite .if you have cable tv with a cable box there is no need to program tv channels.the tv should be left on channel 3.check the back of the cable box & tv it may also be connected thru rca/s-video or componant cables meaning the tv should be on a line in/source ,or video input. for a tv without a cable box
you can do the auto or manual programming. no need to be on channel 3. if you have satelllite tv you need the box to hook up to your tv.you cannot bypass this box unlike cable tv.also check the back of the box for the other possible connections
good luck
wg

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Programming


can you enter channel 4 manually and get picture

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Cannot set Cable Default Channel


I believe you are getting mixed up between channels and programs. Normally program 00 is used for VHS as it has slightly different parameters for colour and brightness. If the TV has about 39 or more programs which can be programmed in from the on screen menu, try using program 20 for the video and 30 for the cable. For this to work you must do the on screen frequency scanning from channels 22 to 69 (UK) and select VCR, CATV, VHF, UHF, etc. I have used program 00 and 20 for two VHS recorders, working on channel 33 and 35 for example, but you must tune them to 33 and 35 on the `Tune' screwdriver hole by the aerial input sockets of the recorders. I expect if your cable unit plugs into your aerial socket of the TV that it has an adjustment for what channel it is on. The TV on screen menu may be different in some countries, so it would help if I knew where you are.

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