If you are new to free, digital over-the-air (OTA) broadcast television and have just recently installed an antenna, this page is for you! If you’ve been an antenna user for awhile, but are missing channels and don’t now what to do, this page is for you too!
It is recommended that you run a “Channel Scan” or “Autotune” on your TV once a month to ensure you are receiving the most current channel line-up. This will detect all channels and sub-channels available in your area (e.g. “24”, “24.2”, “24.3” etc.).
If you notice a poor signal or are unable to view all the channels in your area, follow these steps to try and resolve the problem.
- Press the “Menu” button on your television or TV remote control.
- Select “Settings”, then “Channel Scan” or “Auto-tune” feature in your television’s menu.
- Depending on the make and model of your television set, this option may fall under “Settings,” “Channels,” “Tools,” or other similar categories. Consult your owner’s manual to find exactly how to reach this feature.
- Don’t be alarmed if this process takes a while to finish. Depending on your television set and how many channels are available, it can take up to 10 minutes to complete.
- Once the channel scan is complete, use your remote control to select the channel(s) you want to view either with the “Up” or “Down” arrows or by typing in the channel number.
Watch this brief video tutorial!
Still having trouble getting a channel?
Learn more about Poor or Weak Signals here.