Have lost all channel 2 stations
I assume you are having a problem with OTA channels. On some TVs, if a digital channel doesn't have enough signal strength, the channel list will get edited to exclude it. Have you checked that your antenna is pointed in the correct direction? My external antenna sometimes turns in high winds. Turning it back to the original direction improves the signal strength so that the tuner works. Then go into the Menu and find the Setup or Channels sub-menu to attempt to rescan for channels. (If you add a comment with the model of your TV, I may be able to give the specific sub-menu details for scanning for channels.)
If your antenna has an amplifier, try using the antenna without that amplifier. A few times, the amplifier/splitter attached to that external antenna has been damaged. Then the amplifier becomes a filter and blocks some channels. If you are far enough away from your local station's transmitter and can't receive the signal without the amplifier, replace it.
If another TV receives the stations, the problem is more likely to be the tuner for the TV itself. These can be damaged by a surge from the antenna. The solution is to get a set-top box with an ATSC tuner or replace the TV. Some sites may have replacement tuners (like shopjimmy.com that salvages parts from TVs with damaged screens); however I don't know if they'd have the part you'd need.
I hope this helps.
Oct 15, 2015 |
Televison & Video