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Why does my TV only pick up analog stations? Can't get it to pick up any digitial. HELP!!!

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You may need a digital antenna which can be found at one of my favorite electronic stores which is Radio Shack. Once antenna is set up trying performing a channel scan under antenna. This should help solve your problem

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Can't change channels stuck on 4 tried scanning it but it goes back to 4 won't change on the tv or a remote


When you run a scan the TV changes to every channel and tries to tune in a station. that is why it takes so long. If your TV is only finding channel 4, I would guess that is the only station strong enough for it to pick-up. You should check and / or replace your antenna and or antenna cable. Then re-scan the channels. with a better antenna, it should find more stations.
Most older Tube type TVs need a converter to pick-up digital TV, if you have a converter, make sure it is plugged in.

You should not be getting any stations without a digital tuner TV or a converter box.

The FCC site says this:

The FCC established September 1, 2015 as the date for the termination of all analog low-power television service. Since that date, analog television should no longer exist in the United States. Until that time, LPTV stations were allowed to continue to operate their analog facilities.

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How to get analog channels on my Toshiba?


The problem is probably that your antenna can't pick up any of the remaining analog stations in your area. Only low-power stations are still broadcasting an analog signal. If you are using an indoor antenna, you might the signal with an outside antenna with an amplifier. (Check a site like tvfool.com to get the direction to any nearby analog station and make sure that your antenna is oriented correctly. This site or antennaweb.org will also help you orient your antenna for the digital stations in your area.)

You need a set-top digital tuner or a converter box to translate the OTA digital signals (ATSC) and translate them to the analog NTSC format. Low end converter models with only SD output are harder to find but still available. However, there are some converter boxes that have HD output as well. This one, http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=03&p=3500STB&d=iView-HD-DVR-ReceiverConverter-Box-for-TV-Antenna-QAM-(3500STB)&c=Digital%20Converter%20Boxes&sku= , lets you attach an external drive (USB flash drive or hard drive) . It connects via component video or HDMI. (We've had good luck with our model with a portable (2.5") external hard drive. It replaces the SD converter box and DVD recorder.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(In my area, there is only one low-power station still broadcasting. Its transmitter is nearly 40 miles and can only be picked up with the external antenna and amplifier. If the weather is bad, we will lose that signal. Beware: an amplifier can become damaged and block the signal. The usual check for this removing the amplifier and attaching the antenna directly to the TV. For low-power stations, this test doesn't often help.)

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Just bought a zennox mini tv and it it is not picking up ant tv or radio channels


Chances of you picking up a analog station is slim to none since the digital transition. Which I admit sucks. At least not without a nice big high power antenna if there are analog stations still in use in your area. As for the radio check to make sure the solder joint is nice and shiny. Try reflowing solder there.

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I'm wanting to drop my satellite service. Will my projection tv pick up stations with a digital antenna?


Sorry but I've never heard of a DIGITAL ANTENNA, ALL antennas are ANALOG NOT DIGITAL, and yes you will be able to tune in some TV stations if you live close enough of TV stations that still transmit ANALOG signals, with a GOOD VHF/UHF antenna you can have good reception and viable TV time... (best of all it's FREE)

Good Luck!

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Is my rca f27442 tv digital compatible?


Sorry no.All CRT(tube tvs) are analog tv.It all digital now,must have Digitial converter box and a roof or digital antena to get the analog tv to get the free DTV digital signal.Or u must cable tv.Only LCD tvs have the digital tuner insidide to pick up the free DTV digital signal without the converter box.

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Now that we have changed from analog tv to digital, will my old 980b 2" tv work? How can I rig it to receive signals?


Your TV will still pick up analog stations (less than 50,000 watts) but for most stations you will need a D/A converter, not very portable.

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My philips lcd digital tv says I am recieveing analog signals from a digital direct tv sat. How do I get my tv to change to accept digital signals?


First verify that the direct TV satellite box is set to receive and display digital stations. If you old set on the sat was analog, the box may not have been reset. You may have to contact you satellite provider. Next you will have to go to the TV menu and auto program/scan in the stations. This should pick up all the stations.

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Does anyone know if this tv is analog


the tuner on this tv will pick up the analog and the digital broadcast stations.
so yes you can get the analog stations , but you also get the digital or hd broadcast stations that are available

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Using an over the air antenna I get all channels but one.


I experience the same thing on a day to day basis. The key, is location of the antenna. Depending on where your antenna is located, determines if u can recieve local CBS analog v. digitial. I actually tried sticking aluminum foil to my old rabbit ear antenna legs. to my surprise, I even picked up digital channel I never knew existed. Besides, when the signal transmit in Digital, u are already prepared. Your local CBS afilliate station will be accesable on maybe 2 or 3 channels. example:

Channel 10 analog

Channel 10-1, 10-2, 10-3 digital HD will all broadcast the same programming.

hope this helps u out.

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