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Don't get ABC or NBC local channels anymore

I installed the converter box last night and now I can't get the local ABC and NBC channels. I know for a fact that both are broadcast digitally from the news stations websites. Why don't I have these channels (it says 'no signal') and how can I get them again before tonight's Office?

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  • wougmat May 20, 2008

    I am having the same problem, I currently get 10 channels with the antenna hooked direct to the TV, but after we hooked up the Insignia converter to the TV & Antenna can only get channel 2. We have tried turning the antenna & moved it to 3 different locations on the roof with no luck.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    I dont have cable but I'm not sure how to hook the box up right can you help?

  • Tallistar May 29, 2008

    I was receiving ABC from the start. However, now that I've played around with my bunny ears, I've lost ABC completely, but I have acquired NBC. Still no CBS or FOX, but I have 23 other channels.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    cannot get digital channels

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    I have analog reception that is great with a large rooftop antenna that is connected to an amplifier and then to my tv and vcr. After connecting a Zenith DTT901 converter I can no longer receive the major network stations which are transmitting digitally in the NYC area where I live. I do now receive many mostly foreign language stations that I could not get before (what formerly used to be considered minor UHF stations). I can no longer receive ABC,CBS,NBC,PBS,WOR,WPIX

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    I dont get NBC station in Memphis TN. I have RCA converter box. I pickup a strong signal on analog.

  • combo1442 Dec 11, 2008

    I am at college and poof the abc network just disappeared. This is extremely upsetting because LIVE is my favorite show to tune into in the morning. HELP me get LIVE back!!

  • jmkkids Jan 23, 2009

    we used to get nbc before with just rabbit ears,it came in beautifully now nothing... no signal.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    i connected the not so easy converter box, and all of my channels came in except ABC, we attached an old school antenna but still that didnt help. Then a week later i am now without both ABC and CBS...I've tried moving the antenna around, Ive checked the signal strength, but to no avail Im still without these channels!

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I have not received ABC since I got the converter box. I do not think it is my signal strength via antenna, b/c I received ABC more clearly than other stations before the converter box (and I just have a little rabbit ears).

    The problem I think is ABC... otherwise why would sooo many people be having this issue?

  • ridgeback11 Mar 11, 2009

    no NBC I have all the other channels But no NBC Wassssup Anyone ???

  • davechris520 Mar 13, 2009

    unable to view any NBC channels since getting the converter box

  • sheilakraus Mar 13, 2009

    We don't get ABC since we installed our converter box. The remote skips over channel 7(our local ABC) altogether.

  • ginalitton Apr 03, 2009

    We have 3 tv's in the house and 2 are HD We get ABC on 2 of the tv's one HD and one with a converter box. We just use an antenna and get all the other channels fine in HD except ABC. We used to be able to search for it everytime we turned on the TV and it would come in but now we get nothing. We checked the connections for the outdoor antenna and it was good so why don't i get ABC on only one of my Tv 's??

  • epic5 Apr 13, 2009

    some of the channels i used get in my reguler antenna t.v i don't get any more like. abc.nbc/wb/ my network tv

  • john Johnson Aug 14, 2013

    rescan and rescan again, my god how do you people function in day to day life?

  • Dick Monti
    Dick Monti Jan 17, 2018

    You need a REALLY good antenna.



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I have an outdoor antenna, pointed it at the correct azimuth for Philly. I get 29 channels. All crystal clear. I still do not get ABC! I have tried with three different antennas. Two indoor amplified, now this 50+ mile outdoor antenna. I think the problem is with ABC or the Sony TV. Any other help out there???

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ATSC tuners ("D/A converters") pick up signals off the air just like old school television. It sounds like you are just not getting a signal of sufficient strength. A weak analog signal looks like a "snowy" picture, which most of us are used to. But, the new digital channels quickly go from a perfect picture to none at all. It's basically all-or-nothing.

Try attaching an antenna to your converter. I know you can buy a new antenna from your local big box electronics store which is labeled "Terrestrial HDTV" or something, but that really doesn't mean anything. You can use any old TV antenna. Even a quality FM antenna (with an F-Pin coax connection) may work just fine.

When setting up the antenna, keep in mind that different channels are transmitted from different towers, in different locations with different strengths. Move the antenna placement and position around (just like grandpa had to do). You may have to make a compromise to get the best signal for your favorite channels.

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  • solve1 Dec 10, 2010

    Ever since I attached converter box my TV in living room is not getting channel 7 ABC but I get in my bedroom TV. Can anyone help me why it skips channel 7 ABC in my living room TV but I get in bedroom TV ? Appreciate your help !


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I had the same problem but when I did the manual tuning on my Tv rather than the auto tune it came right up

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These answers do not fit my question. One day, on three different sets in my home, where I have received NBC for years just quit working. Did NBC quit broadcasting? It is not snowy, etc, it is just no

Ok This is what I found out and hopefully found your solution..
Have you heard of Double Rescan?
The Federal Communication Comission Designed a Process called double rescan.
Double Rescanning erases and thenreprograms the channels in the converter box an digital TVs memory.
To Double Rescan, you will first need to disconnect the antenna from the converter box or antenna.
Then disconnect the converter and or digital tv power supplies from the wall. Wait a minute before plugging them back in. The antenna should still be disconnected.
With the antenna disconnected run the channel scan function on the coverter box or digital tv. When the scan completes you will have completely removed any channel data the converter box or digital tv, had in its memory.
Now it's time to rescan for real.
Do this by reconnecting the antenna to the converter box or digital tv and running the channel scan function again.
Thus the double rescan is born.
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1 Press the MENU key on the remote control to
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3 Use the CURSOR "Up" or "Down"
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will be deleted. You will only be able to receive those
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NOTE:"Not available" will appear on the screen

when an option is unavailable.


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