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Local tv channels come in snowy

2 of the local tv channels are snowy...we have cable and all the cable stations are very clear.....we have tried everything....a tech at a local Best Buy said it may be a bad tuner....Need help...TV is only 4 years old....

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Re: Local tv channels come in snowy

You have cable and the stations are still snowy? could be tuner do you have a box or directly hooked up to tv, try unhooking box if you have one and directly hook it up to tv if you havent already done so

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If you are getting an OTA signal, you should check your antenna, any amplifier or splitter and the station's status. The "No signal" message indicates that the signal is not strong enough to be resolved by the tuner.

1) Is your antenna pointing in the correct direction? Outdoor antennas can sometimes turn in the wind. Reset the antenna to the correct direction.

2) If you have a splitter dividing the signal between TVs or other devices, try a direct connection to the one TV that isn't receiving the channel. Similarly, if you have an amplifier in the system, try using the antenna without it. (I have seen an amplifier become a filter for select channels when damaged.) The only solution is to replace the device or omit it. (In my case, some channels require amplification; thus we replaced the amplifier.)

3) Has the station's local transmitter/repeater been damaged? Check their news feed. Towers fall and transmitter components can fail.

You could try and see if another tuner picks up the signal. Some low end tuners are more sensitive to signal strength. If you are getting the station from another source, check with the provider. We recently lost some of the local PBS stations due to problems with the cable provider's feed. Only one TV is connected to the set top box.

I hope this helps.

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I assume you have cable. The cable HD and digital channels are usually sent in Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM). The cable companies are required to send local channels in the clear but not so for any others. Regular (basic) channels may be clear or scrambled. USA many not be but HBO will be.
So you have 1 of 2 problems: (1) your TV does not do QAM or (2) they have scrambled the channels you want to see. Questions: (1) Have tried direct Over-the-Air (OTA, ATSC) reception for your locals? (2) Can you see the HD local channels on cable? (3) Are you paying for an HD box from the cable company to have the channels decoded? If in doubt contact the cable company.
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I am aware of some TV stations already being switched to their digital stations, even though the government has extended the requirement date to May '09. I noticed on my VCR, when the DST changes; mine doesn't change to the current days as it was made before we changed to 6 extra wks of DST. Does yours do the same thing, or do you set the time manually. If you are not on Dish or Cable and your local TV channels have gone to digital already, that would be the only reason that you are getting the faded/snowy pictures on both. There are 3 ways that you can solve this. My Favorite is #3 for people who don't have cable/Dish. Also, they give you a $40.00 coupon which is the highest amount I personally have seen. 1). sign up for basic cable (if you do, you will more than likely have to look in a higher Ch. # to find your local stations, only a few are being left @ their original Ch. #). 2).Get a Dish. Or 3).You can go to: and apply on-line for a TV converter box coupon. If you have a copier and fax, you can apply that way as well (must be submitted by 3/31/09.) You can also apply by phone @ this ph. #: 1-888-388-2009 for those who can hear. Deaf (TTY-English): 1-877-530-2634 OR
Deaf (TTY- Spanish) 1-866-495-1161. Good Luck!
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