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Re: only picking up one digital channel
Digital air signals are weak and fussy. They are easily lost by having trees or large buildings in the way too.
The best thing to do is install a long range roof top antenna and re program the set. Be sure to aim the antenna correctly. if you cannot use a roof top antenna you can try the indoor digital antennas,but less likely to work consistently
Odd. That really does sound like a reception issue, ie your signal isn't as strong as the TV needs. You may be able to boost it with a standalone digital antenna (the digital tuner in the unit isn't the best) but as has been mentioned, a separate rooftop antenna or even a descrambler would be more helpful.
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Are you trying to pick up standard analog channels (the kinds that have a fuzzy gray screen when there's no signal)? Those stopped functioning in 2009 when the nation ended the analog broadcast. You can only get digital channels now, except for a low-power broadcast station here and there. Nowadays for analog, TVs mostly pick up only radio stations.
No,if this tv is an analog tv mean tv have a big back cover and have a heavy CRT-(tv tube).Must have a good antena like a digital antena or move antena around to left or right to pick up channel 11,might lost some other channels than.This tv now can't pick up digital signal now without the tv converter box if u want to pick up free DTV air broadcasting tv signal,it all broadcasting in DTV free air in all digital now.
The answer to this question can get a little complicated. Lets tackle it in two parts. First the last part; the part about picking up channels as decimals. With analog TV transmission, it took the full television broadcast channel to transmit one standard definition TV program. The newer digital transmission system uses some advanced video compression and audio compression technology to reduce the data needed to transmit the pictures and sound which allows the same bandwidth to deliver either High Definition Television programming or MULTIPLE channels of Standard Definition programs. So in your example above, you use to watch one channel of programming on TV channel 4, but now the TV station can broadcast multiple channels of programming on channel 4, sot they delineate the programs with a decimal point. So 4.1 it the first program on TV channel 4, 4.2 it the second program on TV channel 4..... Well, I hope you get the idea.
Now for the hard part of your question. I believe that before the transition, even with your new digital TV, you were still enjoying the analog broadcasts from your stations. Your VCR picked them up and recorded them and your digital TV could tune them in and you watched as you had always done in the past. After the transition you noticed that your VCR could not record anymore and your digital TV had discovered the digital channels that replace the analog channels. To remedy this situation, your VCR will need the aid of a DTV converter box to tune channels, and you may have to reconfigure the way your TV and VCR are connected. The best resource that I can give your for the reconnecting is the website http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/converterbox_vcr.html.
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You need to check your antenna strength, this is done through the digital converter box. Those channels may have lowered their broadcast signal and your antenna cannot pick them up anymore. You may need a outdoor antenna to pick up the channels. These can be purchased at any home improvement store. There is no such thing as a digital antenna. They are broadcasting digital signal instead of analog over UHF stations instead of VHF in most markets.