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What do i need to get regular channels on the tv


How to get regular TV channels?
Your HDTV should have a digital TV Tuner (ATSC) which may need an indoor antenna. Change your TV's input selector to TV or Antenna or Digital (probably one of those three) and scan for channels. If you don't get any channels, then you do need an antenna. Probably another $10.

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Do I need an hd convert box to get free channels


If you have a digital tv then no. Go to menu, click on input, click tuner or tv, click antenna, run auto scan for channels. Make sure antenna is hooked up. Digital antenna is preferred but not mandatory. If you're not getting channels move antenna re-scan for channels. Hope this helps!

Jan 29, 2016 | Televison & Video

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Do I need a digital converter box & antenna to get


It really depends upon your TV. If your TV is newer and has an ATSC tuner in it, then no - you'll just need the antenna. However, if your TV is older and doesn't have an ATSC tuner, you'll need an external tuner, what you're calling digital convertor, and an antenna to get the local channels. Use Google or another search engine to find the specifications for your TV to see if it has an ATSC tuner. Or, connect an antenna to your TV, run the channel scan (off-air antenna mode) to see if you get any local channels. If you don't, you'll need the external tuner.

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I just purchased an indoor antenna for to view local stations. Can i use an indoor antenna for my olevia 232-t11 lcd-hdtv? If I can, what steps do I need to follow?


Yes you can use an indoor antenna. Just make sure it is an HD antenna to get the digital channels clearly. You will have to do a scan to pick up local channels. In the TV menu, it will ask you if you want to scan for "cable" channels or "antenna" channels. You want to choose antenna.

Feb 11, 2013 | Olevia LT42HVi 42 in. LCD Television

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I CAN ONLY RECEIVE 2 OR 3 RADIO CHANNELS ON MY INSIGNIA RECEIVER


Radio tuners receiving AM and FM channels/broadcast MUST have some sort of antenna connection. For local channels a paper clip will work, but for more distant channels, use either a better inside antenna or purchase a outside antenna as needed.

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I can't seem to get any digital channels


Before scanning for channel, check to see if the Antenna input is set to Cable or Antenna. If you have rabbit ears or and outside antenna then set it to antenna. If you have cable then set it to cable. Then rescan for channels. If this has already been set then the next step is to check the antenna or cable feed. If possible plug the antenna or cable feed into another TV that is known to be working correctly. If it is capable of receiving digital channels then the problem is likely the Samsungs ATSC tuner and will require service.
If neither TV is getting Digital channels then I will need more info on your antenna setup and where you are located. I am a pro on TV antennas and reception.
Hope this helps
Have a great Day

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Can't get anything over antenna


Did you use an inside or outdoor antenna? An outdoor antenna rotated in the correct direction will give you the best chance of getting any signal. Look at antennaweb.org and tvfool.com for the channels in your area, the direction in which the antenna must be pointed and the type of antenna you will need to get them. Antennaweb.org is very conservative in the channel listings even with the assumption of an external antenna. Do you have hills, trees or tall buildings between you and the various transmitters? That will block your signal strength - remember digital TV is an all-or-nothing signal.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(antennaweb indicates that my location will only get 2 channels from a transmitter 10 miles away. With a properly oriented outdoor antenna and an splitter/amplifier, I actually get those + 3 from 30 miles away on several TVs without signal loss..)

Jan 04, 2010 | Dynex DX-L42-10A 42 in. LCD TV

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HDTV unable to get HD Channels w/ Antenna


The problem could be your antenna. Many people will buy small indoor tv antennas and wonder why they're not getting the signal that they want or the channels that they expect. Its not your fault. Digital signal is in two formats: UHF AND VHF. Some antennas only receive UHF. But many of the low band channels are VHF, so 1) you need an antenna that will receive those signals and 2) you need to know how and where to install that antenna and 3) you need to know if you need a signal amplifier depending on your coaxial cable length and number of connections. I recommend visiting dennys antenna service (no I don't work there and I have never purchased anything from that website. He just has an excellent informational article with a great deal of "how to" on his pages.). http://www.dennysantennaservice.com/2029710.html This should be of great help to you. Happy viewing =)

Dec 26, 2009 | Toymax Magnavox 37MF337B 37 in. LCD TV

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Sk-32h240s unable to get all local channels thru ant. only what whould be the formally vhf channels, not uhf.


UHF needs a UHF antenna most all channel antennas do not work good on UHF,
Try the set at a friends house that does get those channels. UHF is harder to get and that is why a UHF only antenna is needed by most people. Lots of antennas are junk do a search and you will find the 8 bay C/M is rated the best by a large margin.
A good antenna amp at the antenna is also needed it should be a low noise one. A search will show the ones that work best.
The Gov. as much as lied to us and the TV Stations the type of digital they forced on us is the wrong one and millions of people even with a great antenna have lost TV.

Oct 25, 2009 | Westinghouse SK-32H240S Television

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