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Need to know how to rescan for new digital channels, tv connected vhs antenna thru coaxe cable. Can't locate instruction manuel or get to function on remote.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    do i have to rescan for channels every time i turn outside antenna

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Click here to download the user's guide. Check page # 20 of the PDF file for scanning instructions.

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  • artstonez Jul 07, 2011

    thank you! I bought a great affordable polaroid tv on ebay but couldn't get any channels, all the screen would say is No Signal. So I went out and bought an antennae. After hooking up the antennae I was able to get a continuous Judge Judy type station, a jewellry selling station and a country western music station. Finally, after searching for the manual, I found your posting, followed the directions for how to scan and voila, have more stations than with my old tv. Thank you thank you!

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