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Auto Search for Local channels not responding

Auto search does not start picking up channels until 34/36 percent complete and then it completely misses all lower numbered channels. I can not get any local programing. I have a direct connection of coax cable coming from a splitter that has the cable companies cable attached to the "in" port of the splitter. This did work good and I was able to pick-up all of the local channels until we had a power outage a few days back, ever since then I've only been able to recv'd the higher numbered channels. I've tried everything I can think of to resolve this short of calling an home theater expert or the cable man! I've un-pluged the T.V., Reconnected the cable, tried "auto-search" a dozen times! What do I need to do? Got any helpful suggestions?

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  • elmergdavis Jan 29, 2009

    Thank you for the suggestion, Yes, the setting you are talking about is set to "cable"! any other thoughts as to what I might try next? again, thanks for your reply. E.

  • Joe Knudsen May 11, 2010

    Who is your cable company?  and have they switched over to all digital signal with out a cable box yet?  also, have you replaced the splitter?(it is possible that the lower frequency circuits in the splitter are fried)

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Hi elmergdavis,
Check and make sure your tv is set to CABLE and not to AIR or ANTENNA. This setting is usually just above the Auto Search utility on the meNU.
Let me know what you find and I can provide further assistance.
Lone99star

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Jason Morris Jan 29, 2009

    I think the next step would be to do a hard reset. This requires disconnecting the power to the tv for an hour or more. I suggest over night if you can.


    I will download the manual in the mean time and see if I can find a cure there.


    Thanks for taking the time to rate my solution. The rateings here are confusing and not explained well enough. A Thanks For Trying is actually a negative and hurts my rate ing on the site. I.m sure this was not your intention and I would really appreciate it if you would change it. I work on a volenteer basis and my only compensation is the pride I take in my rateing.

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