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Antenna setup for digital signals is grey and not available

Cannot set up antenna for digital (HD) signals. the antenna I use does provide hd programming on my other hdtv's

in the setup menu, the antenna setup-digital is grey (not lit) and has a circle with a line through it next to the option.

i cannot find any troubleshooting info on this issue

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  • papa trey Feb 11, 2008

    yes, channels scanned and all are analog

  • papa trey Feb 11, 2008

    i have a large (huge) antenna in my attic. the line is run down 3 stories to my basement.

  • papa trey Feb 11, 2008

    would a booster that plugs to a wall outlet help?

  • papa trey Feb 11, 2008

    okay, boost made it worse.



    what does "reg one right off it" mean?



    now, i was able to get the antenna setup-digital lit by manually choosing a digital channel (5.1) and working through the setup menu, now i am rescanning channels to see what comes of it.

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Is scan for chs lit up in options scan 1st ok

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    nick helpap Feb 11, 2008

    try differnt antenna what room are u in basment might wann buy philps one at walmart 50db booster ok certain rooms are picky then others we have the 32 acoes in my dads room sumtimes 66 wont come in but rest do made him buy hi quilty antella

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    nick helpap Feb 11, 2008

    ya booost may help or just reg one right off it

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    nick helpap Feb 11, 2008

    ok great

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Go to the link below and it will tell you the stations you can receive and the type of antenna needed TV Fool

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