I have recently added an off-air antenna to my system and I'm unable to get volume for any of the channels. The signal runs through a Direct-tv hr10-250 dvr and a jvc a/v receiver to a panasonic monitor through hdmi cables. I have tried dumbing down the connections with component, optical and rca with no luck. Any ideas out there?
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Just because you added them don't mean that they are available or broadcasting. First of all where are you getting the signal from. Cable or over the air (antenna) ? If you are receiving over air free TV you may not have a strong enough signal. The best way to add channels is to do a scan and let your TV find them automatically. For over air broadcast sometimes your TV will find channels that are not quite a strong enough signal to play depending on your location from the the station transmitter. Note that relocating the receiving antenna or getting a better one will usually fix this problem.
Now if your receiving Cable then you have another issue.
The only channels that you will be able to receive directly with your TV is the ones that come with the basic service the rest will be scrambled and will require that you pay a subscription an be connected through one of there box's which contains the descrambler that can turn on or off from the cable company office.
Hope this helps.
U are using a antenna to do a recieving for a Free AIR DTV incomming braoadcasting tv signal channels siganal?Yes.U are using two different tv antennas signals wright?The Sony one just require a stronger and a better antenna signal,not all flat LCD or Plama tvs recieve the same strenghth signals.Some tvs design require a strong or a very strong signals strenght to get all the tv Free AIR DTV braoadcasting tv channels.Buy a better tv antenna design like a Digital amtenna will solved this problems for the Sony tv.
What is your signal source, OTA or cable? Did lightning or another type of power surge recently hit? Make sure you have the TV on the desired input.
If OTA check your antenna direction and that you have the Channel Setup (from the menu) set to Antenna. Also check if you have the right antenna to get stations in your area. Antennaweb.org gives the most likely channels and directions. tvfool.com will give more detailed information and more stations. Both sites assume outdoor antennas but the direction information is always good. Look for new construction or big trees that might block the signal. Do you have multiple TVs sharing the same antenna? You might need an amplifier.
If cable, check the Channel setup. Check for someone recently damaging your cable installation (cutting the wires, trying to split the signal to get it for free) Splitting the signal to multiple TVs may also be an issue, get an amplifier of the correct type. Some cable systems may require a bidirectional amplifier.
If you recently had a power surge, see if the TV works with other inputs. Tuners can be replaced if the TV is worth the labor costs for you.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells ( My household had three tvs and a digital to analog converter that lost
their tuners after a nearby lightning strike. We chose to replace the
TVs since two were over 15 years old and the third was also out of
Digital TV come and goes. Strength varies and you may find interferance can be an issue. The trees a new building. You may have to optimize your antenna or even purchase an amplifier for the signal from the antenna. Ask your nieghbors with similair systems if they are having trouble.
digital signals do not fade out and get snowy like signals used to do ... if the signal gets too weak then it just freezes .. you might say its either perfect or frozen .. sometimes it gets blocky .. where some sections of the screen freeze while other sections continue .. what that means if you are using an antenna is .. you need a better antenna or better aim for the one you have .. outside is much better than inside but just rabbit ears are ok for strong signal areas .. you can aim the antenna based on a signal strength meter usually provided in HD receivers in the setup menu .. you can also get an antenna map from "www.antennaweb.org" .. that will show you what direction to point the thing for each channel and how strong each channel should be ... if you are using Cable instead of an antenna then you should have good signal strength but there is a problem called "Crest Factor" .. that becomes an issue when they put too many signals on a given cable .. the cable handles it ok as long as there is no damage (bad ends, water inside, animal chews, corrosion) but the cable box or receiver may be overloaded as thousands of signals drift in and out of phase ... thats a cable company problem that might be getting worse as more channels are added .. the results are that periodically the picture will freeze or pixelate .. you probably have to accept a little of that but more than a little gets really irritating ....off the air reception with an inside antenna (like rabbit ears) you will find that moving around the room can effect the signal for channels in the UHF range (most are) .. aiming the antenna and getting it as high as possible will minimize that problem.. make sure whatever antenna you use is designed for UHF as well as VHF .. the little circle often found between the two "rabbit ears" is actually the UHF part of the antenna .. it can be rotated for UHF channels while the big ears are aimed and adjusted for VHF .. antennaweb.org will tell you which is UHF and VHF ..
To make it easy for you - you should have original remote.
Then through the menu look for channel set up then make sure you select cable or antenna then you do autosearch(sometimes called autoprogram).Unless the tuner is defective,you should be able to program withe the original remote.
Try to raise your signal level by adding an amplifier to your antenna or adding height to your antenna. If your signal goes too low for some reason the box erases weaker stations. Sometimes it just relocates them to a different channel number so make sure you use channel up and down first to see if it relocated a weaker channel by itself. Look for channel numbers you don't recognize and when it locks in sometimes it will relocate them back to the original station. Hope this helps, Russmann.
I have the exact same problem.Check this out.
Unfortunaley, for temporary use of other channels other than abc & abc2, you need to pull out the antenna lead when it is trying to program those stations back in. My serial number starts with 601, does yours?