Not getting signal for some of the channels in the area.
Ran the setup option, and auto scan. Only two of the digital stations are found. tried to add manually, and no signal. Insignia 26" LCD NS.LCD26. How can we get the other stations.? There should be at least 3 more digital channels in this area.
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What is the source of your signal? ie cable, sat, or antenna?
If it is rabbit ears or antenna you may not have a strong enough signal.. With digital you have to have a preaty strong signal or it will come back with "weak signal or channel not found" You could try a signal booster.
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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.
You gotta try to reprogram your channels, but first you must have an external antenna to receive the signal. Follow your TV manual and set it to automatically reprogram it. It may take a long time since it will try to setup regular (analog), digital and cable channels (analog and digital as well). Depending on how far you are from the TV stations, you may also have to install a signal booster (amplifier) before attempting to reprogramm the channels, so you can get more channels without glitches. If you have internet you can also watch TV over it.
Ur tv,u are using and getting a over the AIR free broadcating tv channels signal wright?Ur antenna are using,have problems might not work anymore in ur area.Tries manual channels scanning ur tv should get it back or buy a better antenna deign like a Digital antenna design for a hook it up for a better signal prob and longer signal ranges tries scanning for Free over the AIR channels again should solved this problems.
I'll be glad to assist you in locating the digital channels in the TV. Make sure that the Cable or Antenna Input is connected to the TV. The Cable and Antenna input can be connected to the VHF/UHF Input on the TV. The TV can search for the channels only if the VHF/UHF/CABLE input is connected to the TV. If you're connecting the Cable box or the Satellite Receiver to the Video or HDMI inputs on the TV, then it is not require to auto program the TV. Here, the auto program may be required in the cable box. To Auto Program the TV, select the Manual Channel Search option from the Menu option and then select the CABLE, AIR or Digital Add-On option depends on the connection. The Digital Add-On option adds any new digital channels that are found to the Channel Scan Database. This should resolve the issue. Please feel free to get back to us for further assistance. Thanks for contacting FixYa.
no you do not need to upgrade the firmware, the channel selection is based on the amount of signal strength it gets, older analog systems would select it as long as there was a slight amount of modulation as for digital it goes by a percentage, if you wish to set these channels then go back under the setup and select manually add channels then you can add any one you whish reguardless of signal strength.
Make sure you have a good connection from antenna to TV. Check antenna and cable and cable connection to TV. Select DIGITAL button on TV remote when wanting HD channels. Remember HD channels are always digital. Also, any given TV station may not be broadcasting in HD at a given time. They can broadcast in digital but in standard definition sometimes. Your TV has a built-in DVB-T tuner. Try executing a channel scan to pick up all available channels. On-screen menus go to Digital Setup, then Digital Tuning, you can auto-tune or manual tune channels. The TV should take a few min. to scan thru available channels and store the channels its finds. Check with anyone in your area to see if they get HD channels (it is possible to be outside of the range of some TV stations) Your TV is a 2006 model and should still be compatible with local digital TV broadcasts but keep in mind digital signals could change in the near future (DVB-T2) and you may need a tuner/converter box to make the TV compatible.
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.
So called digital antennas are generally a gimmick. The important factor to receiving stations is the antenna position and strength relative to the incoming signal. (Digital signals are either enough for the tuner or you get "no signal".)
Look at antennaweb.org or tvfool.com to find out what stations are likely to be received in your area and the direction to rotate the antenna; plug your address in the search area. Antennaweb is very conservative in its channel list even though it assumes an external antenna. Tvfool gives a list of the channels you should get with various antennas (labelled by color). This is a standard label that will be on the antenna specs or box (at least on good antennas). Tall buildings and trees in the area can reduce the channels you receive.
Adding an amplifier may help you gain signal strength for borderline stations (or if you split the signal to several devices).
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (My house has an external antenna with an amplifier/splitter. Antennaweb suggested that we'd only get the stations from ~10 miles away. We get those stations and the ones from ~30 miles away with the antenna rotated for the further stations.)
What box - satellite/cable/digital-to-analog converter? This tv has a digital (ATSC) tuner built in. So if you are looking for OTA channels, use antennaweb.org or tvfool.com to find out what direction to point your antenna and what antenna you need. Then connect the antenna's coax cable to your TV. Antennaweb is very conservative and assumes an outdoor antenna. tvfool.com will list several more channels and the different antennas that are needed for various distances between your location and the station transmitters.
If you are sharing one antenna between several tvs or tv and other devices, you may need an amplifier in addition to the splitter. (Unfortunately, these can get damaged by surges as well. I've lost certain channels after a lightning strike turned the amp into a filter for one part of the RF signal spectrum.)
Once you have the antenna connected and pointing in the direction of the desired station, you will need to scan for channels. If this is the first time the tv is set up, you will be prompted for menu language, the input type and then asked if you want the TV to auto-scan for channels. Otherwise, hit Menu, use the left and right arrows to get to the Channels menu option and press the + button in the center of the arrow keys. Next use the up and down arrows to set the incoming signal (if needed) - the item is labeled Cable and is a Yes/No (again press + to select item and to enter the change). Continue down to the Auto-program and let that run. You can add/remove channels from the resulting listing with the Channel Skip/Add option just below Auto-program.
The channels for a digital stations are really just "names". Thy will be the number for the old analog channel followed by a "-" and a number 1 through 4. The actually frequency can vary
from the old frequency. You can see this at; http://www.tvfool.com/
To set up your tv, you will have to connect your signal source (Antenna or Cable) to the set. Go into the menu and select the Signal source (Channel) to match what you connected.
Go into the menu for scan or auto program and SCAN in the channels in your area.
Now you can watch the stations on your set.
If the broadcast frequency of any station change, you can re-scan it in again. The "name" will not change so the change will be invisible to you.