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Setup will not connect to uhf stations using rabbit ears antenna1

When I go to set up, conect to antenna or cable [i do not have cable, but an fm-vhf-uhf anntenna. I do not have the manual to trouble shoot. When I do ch settling ez set up for anntenna or cable, it only memorize when vhf channel and while going through auto programming seem to go over other channels but not retained and some are not even shown. I have re-run set up numerous times.

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SOURCE: reception of vhf/uhf channels

You did not mention which set you have, so look for a small switch (usually on the back of the set) or go into the menu and set the TV to the "broadcast" or "tv" mode. If the set is in the "cable" mode, you will not get any UHF channels above 13.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Channel keeps changing to 'Input 2' even when playing DVD

Have you taken the remote control out of the room? Try changing inputs from the TV.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Not to switch from air setting to cable setting

hola tengo una tv pero no puedo prgramarla para mi cable de tv los canales se ven brumosos como le puedo hacer gracias

Posted on May 06, 2010

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img{-moz-force-broken-image-icon:1;} Same no sound issue happened to me; except I stopped at adjusting vertical size (unfortunately it seems horizontal cannot be set thru service mode; which was my original intent). Complete lost of sound signal processing; oddly enough speaker volume leveling did worked. (Eg, audio-in woks; so a big WTF?!) I suspect something to do with not recovering properly the data bus from muxing the volume input keys; ie, some kind of weird service/back-to-normal switch bug. I've waited for a couple of days for the damn thing to unlock itself out it (like some stubborn transistors seem to do); but to no avail. (BTW, only dif between TVs is that mine's a slightly smaller and cheaper model, a 19U-M100S; a minor branch out of the main line.) I'm afraid something did "burned out" and that the only real fix is to actually change the "defective" part. Had I known silly sh1t like that could happen, I obv would've not messed with it to begin with. It's just ridiculous, and lame. Besides being obsolete. In any case; I also think it's nowadays better to get a (full) digital one (wisely cost effective).

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We want to hook our small Magnavox tv to a rabbit ear antennae to get only local stations. How to do this?

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With digital broadcasting, a strong signal is necessary. Unlike the analog days, when a weak signal just meant a fuzzy picture, a weak digital signal will cause pixellation (blockiness) or freezing of the picture, or may not even be detected by the tuner. Depending on how far you are from the station's transmitter, you may find that rabbit-ears may not work too well. You may need an amplified antenna or even one outside to get best performance.

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I can't get FOX on my converter box--what is the channel # for FOX?

It could be your antenna. Some retailers sold consumers UHF-only outdoor antennas and not VHF/UHF combo antennas. Other outdoor antennas may not have a power boost included for the VHF antennas (rabbit ears). The new DTV signals from stations are now broadcasting in lower power signals than before June 12.

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KMSP/FOX 9 and KARE 11 both broadcast on VHF signals. WCCO and KSTP broadcast on UHF signals. You will need a VHF/UHF outdoor antenna to pick up KMSP and KARE 11 and also get all the other channels.

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Check your antenna to make sure it's a UHF/VHF antenna. You may need an indoor antenna that has rabbit ears -- that is the best way to get KMSP/FOX 9 reception on your TV. Your antenna should have a power boost to amplify the VHF signal if you are having trouble getting FOX 9 or KARE 11.

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I have tried two different antennas and the screen says that the signal is weak I bought the TV today

If you're using an indoor antenna (rabbit ears), you'll find that there's little difference between them. Yes, you'll see all the fancy knobs, but mostly all they do is delay the signal from making it to your antenna jack, hopefully enough to reduce ghosting on analog channels...or a resistor circuit that reduces the signal strength. Receiving a good signal with an indoor antenna can be difficult...there can be obstacles between your tv and the broadcasting station, you could be too far's hard to tell. Before you use an outdoor antenna (consider a good RV antenna if you need to use it indoors), try an antenna amplifier. It'll have to handle both VHF (at one time channels 2-13) and UHF (channels 14-69 analog). If it's an "antenna amplifier," it will be sufficient. If it's a cable amp, it would be a hit-or miss. The amp may be able to boost your signal with the indoor antenna you have now. Alternately, you can buy an indoor antenna with the amp built in. Hope this helps.

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Unable to get consistent reception on ABC (channel 7 NY)

The antenna may be the problem in your case but I was getting New York 7 digital with a strong signal before the transition on June 12th and now I do not get any signal. I use a rather large VHF /UHF roof antenna mounted in my attic. The compass heading for NBC NY 4.1 is 169 deg and 18 mile from my location according to I get this channel with a strong signal. Comparably ABC NY 7.1 is 170 deg and 18.7 miles from my location and I do not get a signal. Perhaps ABC NY is having some problem with the transition. It does not make sense assuming the information of is correct. BTW if and outdoor or attic mounted antenna is not an option I would recommend the following antenna. I used this for my friends? setup when she was having problems with rabbit ears. It also got some pretty high user reviews and is not expensive. It is for both indoor and outdoor applications. Good Luck!

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Not sure if converter box is needed???

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You gotta have a way to get signal to the tv . If you don't want a outside antenna use rabbit ears .After you hook them up hide them behind the tv then do a channel scan. If you don't pick up all the stations set them on top and scan again or get satillite or cable hd boxes.

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Rabbit ears to digital conversion box

Your TV is old enough to have not only screw terminals for the antenna, but it sounds like it has separate UHF and VHF terminals as well. Pick up a 75-ohm to 300-ohm adapter (available at Radio Shack and probably most other places that sell TV's and antennas). This is a small cylinder-shaped part with a threaded antenna connector on one end, and a flat wire with two terminals on the other end. Connect the cable from the converter box to the round connector, hook the two terminals to the VHF antenna screws on your TV, put the TV on channel 3 and you'll be set.

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I don't know the menu system on your model, but you have to check that the tuner is in the proper mode. Also, some of the new TV set models cannot receive a standard analog TV signal from its tuner.

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UHF channels are basically "line of sight" type signals. You need to be pretty near those UHF stations.
You need a Uhf or combination Uhf/ Vhf antenna to receive them - - Usually an out-door type.
Your TV needs to be set in the "antenna" mode to tune beyond channel 13 "air type" channels. Channel 14 is the first UHF channel if you're in the antenna mode. If you're in the "Cable" mode then channel 14 is a cable channel which is operating at a different frequency from UHF.
I hope this will help you!

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