How to get the dell 4200 ed to pick up digital channels
I am trying to get this tv to pick up digital channels. I do not se the hook up on the back that it says in the manual.....Will I have to buy the converter box to get the digital channels or is there a way to connect it otherwise?
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There are 2 coaxial inputs on the back of your tv. plug the antenna into the digital coax. with your remote, do a fac reset: menu, setup, fac reset, all settings, passcode 3355. after the reset, hit input, select digital tv. perfprm a chan scan: menu, setup, channel scan, antenna. this should solve the problem.
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if you have a cable hooked to it,then you need to pay for a cable tv subscription,you cannot get free digital channels on it,you shouldnt get any analog channels unless a station hasnt changed to digital,you need a cheap hdtv antenna to receive digital channels over the air.
Ur tv is hook up to a antena and getting free AIR DTV broadcasting signal?Yes,tv have lost channel 7 tunning in frequencies.Go into ur tv menu goto SETUP and pick EZ or Wizard scannning might get it back,not must go into Ch. pick AIR not Cable to rescan the whole thing for picking up all free AIR DTV channels again.If tv it is getting pay Cable do the same thing,pick CABLE for channels scanning not AIR.
U trying to pick up all free AIR DTV tv stations wright?Yes.This problems u have a weak airial antena.Buy a better antena like a Digital antena or a roof antena for hook up.Tries again,will pick up all DTV free AIR tv stations.
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You need to upgrade to the high definition
cable box---but first try this. Hook the cable from the wall directly to the tv
and autoprogram it. If Comcast is anything like charter they transmit the local
Hd channels in a format that digital tuner will pick them up. Just channel
up/down and check out the channels with -1 and -2's behind them. Depending on
where you are----your local channels will usually show up wherever they
normally do but with a -1 behind it.
EX: local Fox channel on 47---autoprogram and check 47-1
If this is enough HD for you then get a two way spitter and hook your box back
up and keep using the RCA (composite) cables for the best it can produce.
You may be looking in the wrong place or have the wrong kind of antenna. With the digital conversion, TV channels shifted from the numbers they used before. In my area, the previous Channel 6 is now broadcasting in the UHF band.
It can be harder to adjust the antenna for a digital TV because it is either working well or totally off - no gradually decreasing "snow" as a clue.
It is possible your TV is not equipped to pick up digital TV. There are converters to translate digital TV to analog signals for older TV. They cost between $30 and $70 depending on features.
I do not know if you will get this message but if you do. Here goes. The protron PLTV3250 does indeed have a digital tuner that can be used with an over the air antenna. You need to push "source" on the remote until DTV is selected. With this selected and your coaxial cable from your antenna hooked up to the digital connector (not analog) on the back of this tv you can then press Menu and you will see a totally different looking menu that you are probably not used to seeing and then from there you can do an auto scan for the digital channels and it works great. I have rabbit ears hooked up to this Protron PLTV3250 and this has a beautiful picture. Far better than the picture I get from just the standard digital Directv receiver. You do not need a seperate digital tuner box to use with this TV. It does indeed have an ATSC digital tuner and it works great. You probably are selecting Source "TV" in the menu and that is not what you select for this TV to use the Digital Tuner. You need to select DTV from the source menu. Good luck and please let me know if you already knew this or if this helped you. Thanks, Tom
I experience the same thing on a day to day basis. The key, is location of the antenna. Depending on where your antenna is located, determines if u can recieve local CBS analog v. digitial. I actually tried sticking aluminum foil to my old rabbit ear antenna legs. to my surprise, I even picked up digital channel I never knew existed. Besides, when the signal transmit in Digital, u are already prepared. Your local CBS afilliate station will be accesable on maybe 2 or 3 channels. example:
Channel 10 analog
Channel 10-1, 10-2, 10-3 digital HD will all broadcast the same programming.