The set top box and integrated digital tuner in my other television are saying no signals are being detected. This happened this morning. Last night everything was fine. I have checked to see if aerial was affected by winds last night but all appears to be okay. The aerial is still up and all relevant wires seem to be attached. I have checked all connections to the t.v sets these are okay too. I live in North London.
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It is no different that channel scanning for cable or analog over-the-air channels. You simply ensure that you have selected the digital tuner of the set prior to scanning. Some older flat panel sets do not have integrated digital tuners. A digital antenna alone will not allow these sets to receive digital broadcast channels. A converter box is needed to convert the digital broadcast signals to analog for the tuner in the set. Also, sets that do not have digital tuners may not support the resolution rate of digital TV broadcasts. Most digital HD broadcasts are 720p and a few are 1080p.
Is your TV designed for digital signals, if not you will need a set top box. Make sure the aerial is in good order and all connections are tight and clean , go into settings on the TV, select digital tuning and press ok , if the TV is in good condition and there is a signal digital to the aerial it will download
It likely has a weak tuner, made that way, not a product fault and will work with catv, devices and boosted signals. Other than that, check inputs on setup menu and see if there's an option to switch from cable to aerial as well as settings for a default channel setup that switches between clear signal and a set top box for scrambled channels.
You need have the television scan for new channels since you have moved. I'm assuming that you don't have cable. It the television set up menu, there should be an option to have the tuner scan for available channels. After this is done you should be able to receive the digital channels that are being broadcast from your local stations.
You don't say how clear the analogue picture is. If it's snowy, or ghosting (double images etc) your signal may be too weak to produce an acceptable result for digital signals to work at all.
If this is not the case you may have a faulty digital tuner. This assuming that the set was working and then stopped.
You can't record the Freeview channels from the TV. It doesn't work that way. The reason you can still record terrestrial channels is because the VCR is still connected to your roof aerial with a co-axial cable and the VCR has its own built-in analogue tuner for recording terrestrial TV programmes.
To record the digital Freeview channels, you will either need to connect a separate Freeview set-top box to the VCR, or buy a VCR which has a built-in digital (DVB-T) tuner.
The VCR does not record programmes from the TV. It needs to be connected directly to the signal source, i.e. your aerial.
If you need any further assistance, please let me know.
Your TV has a dual tuner - one for analogue and one for digital although they are contained on the same tuner board. It's possible that the digital tuner has failed, in which case the tuner board will most likely need to be replaced, but often this problem can be resolved with a "hard" reset. Turn the TV off and unplug it. Remove all the cables from the back, leave it for at least 5 minutes and then re-connect only the cable from the tuner source. i.e aerial/antenna. Make sure you are in Digital TV mode (DTV), then run the channel scan again.
If it works turn the TV off, re-connect all of your other devices and you should be able to resume using the TV as normal.
If this doesn't work, you may need to have the digital tuner replaced. The analogue and digital channel feeds are from the same source. As the analogue channels are working there is no obvious fault with the feed or cables.
Please try this first and then post back for further assistance if needed.
it's the aerial, tv has nothing to do with channels. it's the signal that carries the channels. i'm pretty sure if you had it hooked up to a cable box, you'll get all the channels, so i'm sure your tv is fine. i would double check on the aerial and positioning the attenna has some factor into it.