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Digital changeover I followed the directions in the manual. The rescan seems to have saved the channels we watch. But I still get no signal. We do not have cable, and I am using the antenna. 

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  • leemort2 Jun 15, 2009

    I may not have been clear enough in my question. I have a Vizio DTV. Because I don't have cable, I user a Radio Shack indoor/outdoor HDTV antenna. So, I don't use (or need) a converter box. I thought my DTV would just "roll over" to digital on June 12. I set the tuner mode on Antenna. I went through the rescan procedure and the digital channels we watch seem to have been saved. But I get no signal. Any ideas about what's wrong? Thanks.

  • leemort2 Jun 15, 2009

    I may not have been clear enough in my question. I have a Vizio DTV. Because I don't have cable, I user a Radio Shack indoor/outdoor HDTV antenna. So, I don't use (or need) a converter box. I thought my DTV would just "roll over" to digital on June 12. I set the tuner mode on Antenna. I went through the rescan procedure and the digital channels we watch seem to have been saved. But I get no signal. Any ideas about what's wrong? Thanks.

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You need to set both the converter (I assume you are using one) and TV to the same (analog) channel (3 or 4). Remember, the analog channels from 2-14 exist no more; they are inactive (as of 12 June, 2009) and will be reassigned to other services. BTW, your former VHF antenna is useless; all of the new digital channels are UHF only.

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  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Jun 15, 2009

    Thanks for clarifying; If I had been observant, I would have noted the set make that has always been digital I believe.

    If you have gone through your setup thoroughly, even though you probably had digital reception before the 12th, the ATSC tuner section may have failed; this is the critical part of any digital set.
    Since modern sets are stuffed with complex circuits, something may have locked up.
    The only thing I can still suggest is that you pull the AC plug and let the set stew without power overnight but you may have already tried that route.

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