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Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005

I have just learned of the new law to end analog broadcasting.....
I have an LG 26LC2D LCD TV....according to the adds when we bought it, it has the "ATSC/NTSC/QAM Clear Tuners" but I can figure out how to get the signal. The Menu option to check the signal is greyed out and I can't select it. The only thing I can find in the owners manual is "Digital Signals: Only when the input signal is DTV or CADTV , this function is available." I'm not really electronics savy so I'm not sure what that means? Any help???

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Re: Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act...

I take it you are trying to get a HD digital signal from an antenna. If that is the case, you will have to go to the menu and have it scan for antenna signals. It should automatically pick up digital channels as you scan. There may be a box to select to prefer a digital signal as well which you should have marked. It takes some time and the channels may not appear instantly. If you dont get the channels, you may need a more powerful antenna.

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