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Toshiba D-VR650KU can't "see" digital channels

We have a new Toshiba D-VR650KU DVD/VCR combo unit, attached to the coax cable from our air antenna (not a cable to satellite box). It's supposed to have NTSC, ATSC, and QAM tuners. But when the unit scans for channels it only finds analog channels...no digital channels!

One possible problem is during auto-scan for channels: We're supposed to be able to select "Cable" or "TV" as the tuning mode for the auto-scan...but this thing doesn't show "TV" as an available tuning mode, only "Cable". (I don't know what they mean by "tuning mode" anyway, and the book doesn't say.)

Note that our TV picks up about 11 digital channels through this same antenna setup--so we know we have good digital signals here. Is there anything we can do to get the D-VR650KU to "see" digital channels?

Mark Wilsdorf

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    Didn't work that way for us, but thanks.

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    Easy Setting/Auto setup did not install all available channels, only channel 7 related channels

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    U have programmed my Samcung TV but it only picks up 1 channel. The remote chanfes channels but saya no signal input. I do have cable

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On the Notification screen with Cable highlighted I found that left clicking on Cable gave a drop down menu with TV on it for selection. The manual says that while Cable is highlighted, use the up or down arrows to get TV to be an option and then select it and Yes and enter. Hope this helps. I have other problems with my monitor on Line Out, the screen oftens turns blue indicating low or no video using Line 1 or 2 inputs.

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