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Can't get ABC, or channel 64

There's times I can get ABC, thats at night. But during the day I can't get it. Its says no signal, but I dont understand why I can get it at night but not during the day. Then channel 64 theres no signal. So how am I suppose to watch these channels if I cant pick them up?

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  • ml_spangler Dec 26, 2008

    My frustration along these lines is that we can't get fox or PBS. Some of our favorite shows were on those stations and my children can't watch things on any station except PBS. Soap Operas isn't exactly my idea of quality family television. Please help.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    can you get abc in england?
    i used to watch abc all the time and one it just vanished off the tele now i want to know how to get it back please

  • sokrmomof3 Jan 15, 2009

    At first I coulnd't get ABC, then one day it showed up, then quickly after, maybe three days, it disappeared again and shows no signal on my tv. WHY??? It is very frustrating.

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SOURCE: Don't get ABC or NBC local channels anymore

ATSC tuners ("D/A converters") pick up signals off the air just like old school television. It sounds like you are just not getting a signal of sufficient strength. A weak analog signal looks like a "snowy" picture, which most of us are used to. But, the new digital channels quickly go from a perfect picture to none at all. It's basically all-or-nothing.

Try attaching an antenna to your converter. I know you can buy a new antenna from your local big box electronics store which is labeled "Terrestrial HDTV" or something, but that really doesn't mean anything. You can use any old TV antenna. Even a quality FM antenna (with an F-Pin coax connection) may work just fine.

When setting up the antenna, keep in mind that different channels are transmitted from different towers, in different locations with different strengths. Move the antenna placement and position around (just like grandpa had to do). You may have to make a compromise to get the best signal for your favorite channels.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: No Signal on Lubbock, TX channel 11.1 but receive all others

When the Government decided to make all stations go digital, most places we're telling about the change over. But what they forgot to mention to the ones like you that you may have to change your outside antenna. They make antenna just for picking up digital signal. So you may have to change that also. be Sure and check the cable going from the ant. to back of the converter box is in good condition or may have a break somewhere that could cause more trouble. If you see any bad places on the cable you may want to replace it now when you do the antenna.
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Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: No Signal

Make sure you have a good connection from the antenna to the converter box. Set your TV to channel 3 or 4.
The converter won't improve reception in any way, and it's possible you might need to relocate your antenna or get an exterior antenna hooked up to improve the signal strength.
If you have enough antenna cable, and you're only using rabbit ears, hang them out the window or up on a curtain rod and see if that improves things.
Some people have good luck with the new digital style set-top antennas. I think you'll have best luck, though, with an old roof-top antenna that's set up to feed your converter.
Best of luck to you!

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Don't get ABC or NBC local channels anymore

I have an outdoor antenna, pointed it at the correct azimuth for Philly. I get 29 channels. All crystal clear. I still do not get ABC! I have tried with three different antennas. Two indoor amplified, now this 50+ mile outdoor antenna. I think the problem is with ABC or the Sony TV. Any other help out there???

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Try attaching an antenna to your converter. I know you can buy a new antenna from your local big box electronics store which is labeled "Terrestrial HDTV" or something, but that really doesn't mean anything. You can use any old TV antenna. Even a quality FM antenna (with an F-Pin coax connection) may work just fine.

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