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Hdlcd19wb series a - How do I get the channels in digital, rather than analog? I can't even click on the "dtv signal" option in the menu. All the channels listed to add or delete are analog.

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Put the HDLCD19WB on a channel. Press menu on remote. Select channel on the sceen. Press enter on remote. Select auto channel memory on the screen. Press enter on the remote. Use the right arrow button on the remote to set the signal type to air for antenna or cable. Select automatic search on the screen. Press enter on the remote. Wait for search to finish. Check channels with the channel up and down buttons on the remote.
If you have any digital channels you should have them now.
The dtv signal option in the channel menu is only available when tv is tuned to a digital channel.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011

  • Arthur Oct 13, 2011

    while trying this tip i have found that the remote and tv skip over the dtv button. I cannot change from analog wich i have no channels to digital wich I should have about 12.

  • Neil Davis Sep 01, 2012

    If you type in a known digital channel it will then recognize the digital tuner and allow you to click on the channel I have had the same problem and just now did that and was able to get mine to work

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