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04-Jun-2011, 12:49 PM #1
Can't receive most ota channels on Toshiba HDTV
I have Toshiba model 46HM95 HDTV about 4 years old. I want to pick up over-the-air digital broadcast channels, particularly CBS, PBS, NBC, Fox, and ABC. The FCC website "http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps/" shows 11 strong signals for my street address in zip 29680 : 40.1, 29.1, 4.1, 16.1, 62.1, 7.1, 21.1, 38.1, 33.1, 13.1, and 49.1 . These channels include the four networks listed above that I want to receive plus CW, MYTV and several other IND or PBS. Eight are UHF and three are HI-V. I am receiving only two: UHF's: 40.1 and 62.1. I first used the antenna that I bought when I bought my TV, an amplified RCA model ANT537. Thinking the antenna might be the problem, I went to BestBuy & picked up a rabbit ears, RCA model ANT111. The box says: "Receives free local HDTV,VHF,UHF, FM signals" These two antennas were attached to ANT 1 socket on rear of my Toshiba. I re scanned channels for both antennas and I basically got the same results: 40.1 and 62.1. I read good reviews for the MOHU Leaf antenna, so I ordered that. I checked to make sure I had the tv set to ANT1 input and I rescanned after installing it the Leaf. Same results as with other 2 antennas. I swithed coax input to the ANT2 socket on back of set, reset tv to ANT2 input and re scanned for channels. Same results, same two channels.

In Googling the problem, I read a couple of other Toshiba HDTV owners having similar problem, but the forums never came up with a solution that I could find.

Does anyone have an Idea of what to try next?
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04-Jun-2011, 01:17 PM #2
If your TV is both ATSC and QAM capable,you might want to
check the settings menu and make sure it is set to ATSC
for over the air broadcasts.
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