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High definition set top box does not pick up all channels

I have a "Next Wave" High Definition Set Top Box attached to my "Hicon" TV-which is analog plasma. I have had the set top box for nearly three years. It worked perfectly in my old address....but now at my new address in a ground floor unit it only picks up channel 10 and all of the SBS channells including the radio channels. I have a splitter powered by electricity where I plug the antenna cable and have antenna cables going traight into each piece of equipment eg: VHS , DVD players and Burner and Hight definition box. All other pieces of equipnent work perfectly, except for my Set Top Box not picking up all the channels. I would be grateful for any comment or ideas. Regards Maria

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  • robertmastro Mar 29, 2009

    i just brought a Digital HD4100 set top box and it picks up all channels except for channel 10 and the new sports channel. Any Ideas?

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The cable & wireless system is not capable of picking up the digital freeview frequencies.
Idealy you need to put a new aerial on the roof,
If this is not possible try an indoor aerial that you to plug in to the mains electrical supply.

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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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first of all, make sure all your connections are secure and threaded all the way in. Next, go to the main menu and press 5 (configuration) and press 1 (search for channels) if this doesn't work, press 4(signal strength meter) and see how strong your signal is. You may just need to re-position your antennae. If all else fails try system reset(number 5) and repeat search for channels. I've had similiar experiences with mine but I have a 62% signal strength and still get 20-something channels. Hope this helps.

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Hey, most stations are not broadcasting analog anymore. That is why you are only getting 10 channels.

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My set top box has setup menu, channels, autoscan to scan for channels. They changed some of the channels here after the original switch to digital, and a fresh autoscan was needed to again find the channels that moved. See if your box has autoscan for channels, and do it.

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