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If you've connected the DVD to the TV via HDMI or SCART you shouldn't need to 'tune it in', just select the HDMI or SCART input. If your TV is also a Freeview device and you want to tune it to Freeview, where you have the aerial connected to the DVD recorder, you need to also connect the DVD recorder to the TV via an RF cable or aerial flylead so that the aerial signal passes through the DVD recorder. It's all in the instructions
You don't necessarily need anything else, but you may not have a strong enough signal to pick up the digital/freeview channels using an indoor aerial. It could also be that the indoor aerial is not correctly aligned.
If the signal strength is lower than approx. 50%, the TV may detect them during the automatic channel scan but it wont store them. When the signal strength for any digital channel is 50% or lower it's more or less unwatchable - the picture would be constantly breaking-up or freezing and the audio drops out continually. Trying to scan for channels using an indoor aerial is rather hit and miss. Numerous attempts may be necessary before you get any channels.
Assuming you have a roof aerial, it is far easier to temporarily connect the TV to a fixed aerial point while you run the automatic channel scan. The TV will store all the channels and you can then move it to it's permanent location and connect the indoor aerial. You can then adjust the indoor aerial with the channels already stored until you find a location for the aerial where you have a good signal.
Doing it this way also eliminates the possibility of a fault with the TV and confirms that you are performing the channel scan correctly. If the TV is connected to a fixed aerial point and you are still unable to receive or store any channels, then it's likely that you are performing the channel scan incorrectly or there is a fault with the TV.
Please try scanning your channels using a known working fixed aerial point. If you are still unable
to receive any channels - or you don't have any fixed aerial points - please post back for further assistance.
Have you plugged in an external Freeview box if necessary?
Have you scanned for channels through the Freeview box?
Are you in an area where the analogue signal has been turned off?
Have you subscribed to a cable or satellite provider?
Are you on the right TV source?
check the back of the tv to see if the aerial is plugged in.
check the back of the tv to see if the aerial is plugged in correctly.
If you are using an aerial cable extender or splitter, make sure all parts are connected all the way up to the aerial.
If you're using a portable indoor aerial you might not be able to get enough signal to produce a picture. Also the aerial might need to be switched on, plugged in or need batteries.
If the TV has Freeview built-in then you will need to scan for channels before you will get a picture. refur to you're TV's manual.
Make sure, if you have got an external Freeview box that it is plugged in and switched on at the wall. Also make sure that it is connected to the TV either by a scart lead or by HDMI cable.
Typically there will be a button on the remote called menu. From the menu screen choose setup. Then choose auto scan. Follow any on-screen instructions. Always refur to the TV's manual to avoid confusion and frustration.
If you are in an area where they have switched off the analogue signal you will need to buy a Freeview box or subscribe to a cable or satellite provider. Freeview is cheep and is a one off payment ( best for people who will only really watch channels 1-5)
Ring up your providers tech support.
To change what input you are viewing, there will normally be a button called source on the remote. If you have connected a Freeview or cable/satalite box to the tv with a scart lead then select scart. If you used a HDMI lead then select HDMI. (There may be more than one of theses sockets so check behind the TV first. They usually have names or numbers by the side) refur to you're TV manual for help.
That is every problem i can think of. If it still doesnt work, take it back to the shop.
Hope this helps.
If you want to watch Freeview, then you need an aerial, preferably a proper external (or loft mounted) one. Freeview signals are far weaker than traditional tv signals and so trying to receive them without an aerial or via a tv set-top aerial is usually doomed to failure. If you must use a set-top aerial then connect it directly to the tv (not via a video or any other device) and avoid using "amplified" or "booster" aerials unless you have no other choice.
I'm unfamiliar with Vistron, but usually channels are added by going into the menu and looking for "installation" or "set up". But if you have no aerial then you aren't going to get very far.
The symptoms you describe are indicative of a weak signal. If all your connections and cables are in good order, then you may need to either adjust your aerial or place a booster into the system. If you have had no problems up until recently, it would suggest to me that something has changed to cause this. The normal problems are corroded connections at the aerial, or the aerial has rotated due to wind etc. If you choose to put a booster into the aerial system, put it as near to the aerial as possible. If you already have a booster in place, is it working? Regards Zahc
if you have followed the sky instructions and connected the aerial to the sky box first, don't. Always connect the aerial to the digital tuner first as the sky box and any other equipment will reduce the signal strength.
Have you checked that your aerial is connected into the set top box & not into the TV? The aerial signal has to go into the set top box & then the box will be connected via your Scart cable into the TV. On the TV you will need to select the Scart input ie. AV1. This should give you the set top box incoming signal, you might then have to tune in the box by following the on screen instructions. Hope this help.
Your son more than likely changed the input source. You may be able to change it back by pressing the channel up/down button or you may have to enter the menu on the tv and change inputs that way. PS's will usually connect using a video input using a red/white/yellow cords. You may also want to ensure the connections are in their proper place as I do not know how savvy your son is at changing the setup over to play his PS. If you use a modulator to connect to the TV-either the PS or aerial- ensure that it is powered up also. I hope this has been of assistance to you and thanks for using Fix Ya. If I can be of further assistance let me know.
make sure yo have the leads connected correctly,after you connected an aerial lead from the box to the tv aerial input,make sure the box is switched on then tune the tv until you see a signal from the box (usually 35)if you do it through a video you may find its on the same frequency causing ghosting on the picture,in which case you will have to change the output frequency of the box or thee video