I have an rca flat antenna. June 12 I rescanned my tv. I received one station saying ''if you are receiving this, your tv is analog''. I receive 3 other channels: hsn, my 54, and tbn. Haven't ALL stations gone digital? What do I do? I do not want to get cable or satellite. I would appreciate some ''brainstorming''.
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Orginally there were many tv stations but the government decided to force ... Alsothese televison signals are more difficult to capture than before with analog signals. ...So that's not accurate when we are trying to find a TV transmitter. ... web page will tell you rescan for channels, thats great if you raise your antenna or have ...
Is the antenna the correct one for your environment? Do you have the antenna pointed at the stations you want to receive? Use antennaweb.org or tvfool.com to get an idea of the location and likely channels you can receive at your location. Antennaweb assumes an outdoor antenna but is very conservative in the list of channels you can receive. (These may match the limits of the indoor antenna.) TVfool lists the stations and the appropriate antenna that will likely receive each station.
Tall trees and buildings will block the signal. Get the antenna as high as possible. Move the rabbit ears and UHF loop to maximize your signal strength. Then make sure the TV is set to use the OTA tuner (ATSC for digtal stations). (That may mean changing the source in the setup menu.)
Then scan for channels. Move your antenna or parts of it and rescan or edit the channel list. (For some TVs there is a weak signal setup option that will let you manually enter the station number (including sub-channel). Then it will provide the signal strength information as you move your antenna.)
I hope this helps. An amplifier may help you bring in weak stations with enough signal strength for the tv to see them.
seems like you are using an "off the air antenna" that receives weak signal, you may be too far from the station, go get a roof top amplifier antenna or subscribe to digital service from cable, satellite or at&t uverse. If you think your antenna is getting good signal, try to rescan your tv for available channel. Make sure your TV set up is correct, if you are using Off the air signal, your setting should be set at "Antenna or off the air", then rescan your TV. Normally on Satellite or cable box, you just watch it on video channel or component input, if you are using HDMI then tune to HDMI channel. Check your connection to make sure they are making good contact. If you can post your set up, I can better solve your problem. For a resource on "off the air" antenna, go to www.antennaweb.org for help.
Did you rescan your stations yet? When they made the transition, many, if not most, TV stations changed numbers on the dial. Enter the menu on your TV and manually tell it to rescan the stations. This should resolve the problem.
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.
Try the recommendations in a document posted on the FCC site (http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-291403A1.doc)
Also be aware the several stations have had problems with the transition. Some changed frequencies on which they were transmitting and encountered area coverage issues that didn't meet their expectations. They have been working with the FCC to remedy the problems and many stations have temporarily increased output power to compensate for the issues. Some of these stations may be difficult to receive and you may need to get larger antenna. If you are still having problems call the FCC DTV transition hotline at 1-888-CALLFCC (1-888-225-5322) or the TV station for advice.
There are several possibilities assuming you have an outdoor antenna with the amplification. You are too far from the transmitter or the station is still on a low power digital transmitter until the analog broadcasts end. Additionally, there may be buildings, hills or trees in the way. The first one is called the digital cliff - you either have enough signal for your tuner or you don't. Some stations may need to add transmitters to cover the secondary areas that could still receive the analog signal. The second possibility will either resolve on Feb 18 or June 12 or anywhere in between. (It will depend on your station and the Digital TV transistion delay bill. Some stations are changing frequencies with the transistion and can't go to full power until another analog station moves its frequency.) The last one can't be resolved. If you have an indoor antenna, you can try moving it around to get better results. My household has an amplified outdoor antenna with a rotator to get the antenna to line up with the signal. We have two analog stations that give problems when we look for their digital signals. We hope the issue will resolve with the changeover since we have seen the signals on both stations improve when they wanted to broadcast football games.