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Vizio VP42 HDTV Cannot get digital channels on air anymore. Will not scan for digital chnnels. Stops after analog channel scan and does not finish.

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  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    For what it's worht I have the same problem , I am currently using a media center PC with a digital tuner to get hd channels through HDMI.



    After research I'm convinced the main board would have to replaced> it may cost to much to fix.

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More information is required to properly troubleshoot this problem. How is your television connected when you are watching HD? Do you have HDMI for this, do you have a satellite or digital cable box? For analogue are you using regular coax antenna (cable TV), or are you going through a cable or satellite box?
This could be related to the aspect ration setting. perhaps you ahve changed your aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3 or some other setting. If you are connected via HDMI, then the digital signal may be "normalizing" your picture during HD, but reverting back to the other setting.

Check you video settings very carefully. HD televisions are very difficult to tweak properly.

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Hi albertogiler, I am happy to help, you will need to attach a antenna to the tv to pick up OTA over the air signals, depending on your location you may be able to use a set of rabbit ears, I have provided a link to a site that will explain in depth. http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx
Let me know if this helps and please rate this solution. lone99star

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SOURCE: Won't recieve digital channels

I have the same type of TV and as soon as i figure out why it also, will not convert from analog to digital ,I can hook up to converter box get all kind of clear channels I am quickly finding out These Sets Are either minor problems or very major problems. They have over 32 different SSB tuner boards,and they all look alike but are not, hookups and connectors are not the same.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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This TV is not able to understand digital channels because its tuner is not able to find that band, it works only in analog channels. To be able to get HD channels is needed a decoder box that has digital tuner build in. for a tv to understand HD Channels with analog tuner is to us to try to speak at the same time different languages.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Audio with digital channels, no audio with analog channels

I was getting a constant mono setting for all channels with no option to set it to stereo. I called Sharp, and they said that in order to receive stereo sound, you cannot use a standard coaxial cable. You need an S-Video or HDMI cable. This not only resolves the mono audio issue but also resolves the analog (vs. stereo) issue. Hope this helps!!

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HDMI input works ok. Hooked up external antenna. Did channel scan. It will only scan for analog channels. Has analog raster on screen. It has no information on menu page for digital channel scan.


do you have the air option in the scan menu see
http://tv.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/sanyo/dp42841.html
page 9 important fact cable digital gets wiped by air digital channels

You may be able to get around this via a digital hd tv decoder box and then have it on a hdmi input on the TV as a backup to the cable if you can't have both cable digital channels stored and aerial digital channels stored

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if you have a cable hooked to it,then you need to pay for a cable tv subscription,you cannot get free digital channels on it,you shouldnt get any analog channels unless a station hasnt changed to digital,you need a cheap hdtv antenna to receive digital channels over the air.

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Sounds like you need to do a channel scan. This would be found under the Menu and then channel setup. If there is an option for scanning for digital or analog channels, just scan for analog. Channels with a dash are usually a digital station. If you really want to get digital or HD channels, I would recommend getting the HD box from your cable company and use the HDMI or Component connections.

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My Vizio VW 26L loses all the digital channels when it is turned off. It works fine after a channel scan, but when it is off then back on there are only analog channel available. Bad tuner?


Tries different antena like a roof antena,or digital antena get better amplication input for receptions,still have signal not ur DTV tuner.

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Do you remember to swith between cable and air in the set up manu? It needs to be at air position to have full scanning.

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Tested and verified solution:
  1. Set Tuner Mode to "antenna".
  2. Run a channel scan. Should get zero channels found.
  3. Set Tuner Mode to "cable".
  4. Run another channel scan.
  5. Celebrate!

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On your remote, select input as TV, then verfiy that you have set to Antenna, Then scan for channels.

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