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How to Rescan Your TV

How to manually rescan your TV to pick up new channels.

Each television has its own unique steps for rescanning for new channels, but the overall process remains basically the same. 

In general, you need to get into the brains of your television to TELL it what you want to see. If you still have the owner's manual for your TV or converter box, now would be a great time to find it. We have included links here to popular television brands. You can use those links to find your model of television (usually shown on the rear of your TV set) to get the manual that matches. Also, while every remote is different, often the words ENTER, OK, or SELECT are interchangeable.

To Begin Scanning for Channels:

Each television has its own unique steps for rescanning for new channels.  While every remote is different, often the words ENTER, OK, or SELECT are interchangeable.  The best way to complete a channel scan is to refer to your TV owner's manual.

• Use your remote to access the MENU, SETUP, or SETTINGS function on your TV.  The UP/DOWN, and LEFT/RIGHT buttons can help you move from step to step through the on-screen menu. 

• Look for an option that says TUNER, TUNER SETUP, CHANNELS, SYSTEM, or SETTINGS in the main menu. If asked, your tunermode is cable or digital cable.

• Next, select the option for DIGITAL CHANNEL SEARCH, AUTO CHANNEL SCAN, AUTOTUNING, PROGRAM CHANNELS,or SCAN CHANNELS,.

• Press ENTER, OK, or SELECT to start the scan.

• Some televisions may warn you that starting a scan will reprogram your channels. That's okay! Reprogramming your tuner is exactlywhat you want to do to access the upgrades and new channels.

• Once the scan starts, it can take just a few minutes or up to 15 minutes to complete. DON"T stop the process once it starts.


 

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