Local ABC and PBS stations do not come in. All others local stat
We have a Samsung TV that is digital and it is connected to a digital antenna. The reception is great on the stations that we do get, but the message we get when we try to tune into the ABC and PBS stations just says weak signal.
Re: local ABC and PBS stations do not come in. All...
Check to make sure your DTV antenna is an "all band" antenna with reception in both the UHF and VHF bands. It sounds like you may be in Philadelphia area. In Philadelphia, all the DTV stations are in the UHF band except Ch 6 and Ch12, which are in the VHF band. Some of the DTV antennas are UHF only. You can tell if yours can receive VHF if it has the "rabbit ears" long wip antennas. If so make sure the whips are extended fully and turn the antenna to try to get a good signal.
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You will need a digital antenna to connect to your television. Sometimes they are referred to as HDTV antennas. Depending how close you are to the broadcasting tower, you may need to get a powered digital antenna (plugs into the wall as well as your television). This will pull in all the broadcast television channels in your area.
This tv incorperates a full digital PLL tuner. It does not need a digital to analog coverter since analog signals is no longer used. All tv stations now broadcast with digital signal. It will receive local broadcast stations just connect a goood quality antenna to the tv. You will need to do a scan and the tv will store all of your local broadcasting stations within range. An outdoor antenna works best for digital signals.
No.Tv can't pick up any reception or receive any free AIR broadcasting tv channels at all if tv have no antena hook up to a tv.Buy a better antena design to used like a Digital atenna,will solved this problems.
Some flat screen tv's have two inputs, one for digital and one for analog reception. If your local public television station is analog, then you'll need a signal input on the analog input.
You might try temporarily moving the input from the digital to the analog then doing a new channel scan to see if this picks up the PBS station. You'll have to rescan again, when you move your antenna lead in back to digital.
With all antennas you MUST ensure that it is all OK, physically check, there are no whiskers of braid caught between Inner & Shield, Make sure the center pin IS contacting in the socket. Check The connections at the Antenna end. Check the earth braid. If you can check continuity with a meter, check for "Shorts" between braid & center conductor. make sure it is Pointed at the Transponder... even a little off will give signal loss. rain fade is a huge problem unfortunately.
I don't know in what area you live & therefore how strong your reception area will be, but as a general rule an indoor antenna is never the best type of aerial to have to receive digital signals, you will always find that you pick up some good strong channels but more often the rest of the channels will be poor or non-existant & will constantly break-up/freeze etc. The best advice would be to try & fit an outdoor antenna if possible.
Your ability to receive stations will be based on the the type of antenna you have. There are three typical types: a Yagi ( It is the traditional type) it is uni directional ; bi--directional; and lastly omnidirectional. Both the Yagi and Bidirectional need to be pointed toward the local ABC affiliate tower to receive signal this may result in loss of others channels at that time. Finally all antennas have a range that they are effective. Check the range of the antenna you have. If you go to www.antennaweb.org they can tell you the proper azimuth for pointing your antenna and they will give you a breakdown of the towers so you can see the specific tower you need to point toward to get ABC and if I remember correctly they give you the distance from your location to the tower.
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if You have cable maybe you have a bad line but if you just have an over the antenna lots of station are switching to digital early so maybe your station is not brodcasting analog then you would have to buy a Digital Converter Box
ATSC tuners ("D/A converters") pick up signals off the air just like old school television. It sounds like you are just not getting a signal of sufficient strength. A weak analog signal looks like a "snowy" picture, which most of us are used to. But, the new digital channels quickly go from a perfect picture to none at all. It's basically all-or-nothing.
Try attaching an antenna to your converter. I know you can buy a new antenna from your local big box electronics store which is labeled "Terrestrial HDTV" or something, but that really doesn't mean anything. You can use any old TV antenna. Even a quality FM antenna (with an F-Pin coax connection) may work just fine.
When setting up the antenna, keep in mind that different channels are transmitted from different towers, in different locations with different strengths. Move the antenna placement and position around (just like grandpa had to do). You may have to make a compromise to get the best signal for your favorite channels.