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Using an over the air antenna I get all channels but one.

I have a Dell 4200 TV with a digital tuner.  Using an over the air antenna I get all channels but one, our local CBS affiliate.  It is on digital channel 50.  I get other stations that are on the same tower here in town.  Strangely, I have had times where the CBS channel will come in with a strong signal, but if I change the channel, it never comes back, even if I manually search for the channel.  Dell replaced the TV, but that did not solve the problem.  We get analog reception of this channel just fine.  With digital only TV coming, I am not sure what to do.

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  • jbhagel Jan 28, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. Local CBS digital will not tune. It's broadcast over RF channel 32. It used to come in when the TV was brand new, but has since stopped working. Our other TV shows the signal strength at 89%+, so I know our reception is good. I've got the Dell in the service shop now, but the technician is having problems finding replacement parts for it.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    I have the same problem too, in my case ABC, but I can receive clear signals from a weaker station that's over 50 miles away, but not the local station that up to one point, was my strongest and clearest signal. It just stopped tuning it in one day, though all the other TVs in the house get the signal fine.

  • jbhagel May 11, 2010

    Unfortunately in my case it's not the antenna. The family room TV gets the digital CBS station just fine, and is wired to the same antenna as the Dell plasma TV in the entertainment room.



    The local TV repairman could not find a new tuner replacement for the Dell. He recommended an external tuner box. For a HD ATSC tuner, that's about $180+ not including an HDMI cable. It's not the solution I was looking for, but it looks like the only HD option now.

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I experience the same thing on a day to day basis. The key, is location of the antenna. Depending on where your antenna is located, determines if u can recieve local CBS analog v. digitial. I actually tried sticking aluminum foil to my old rabbit ear antenna legs. to my surprise, I even picked up digital channel I never knew existed. Besides, when the signal transmit in Digital, u are already prepared. Your local CBS afilliate station will be accesable on maybe 2 or 3 channels. example:

Channel 10 analog

Channel 10-1, 10-2, 10-3 digital HD will all broadcast the same programming.

hope this helps u out.

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