Your TV channels may be moving frequencies.
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What Should I Do?

If you are one of the 77 million Americans who rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air television, you'll need to rescan your television set or converter box when your local stations move frequencies. You do not need to purchase new equipment or services. If you are a cable or satellite subscriber you do not need to take action.

Because stations are required to move at different times, you may need to rescan more than once.

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How to Rescan Your Antenna TV

  1. Select Scan or Autotune from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process.
  2. Your TV will do the rest. This process usually takes a few minutes to complete.

Once your rescan is complete you will still find your favorite stations on the same channel number as before. If you have rescanning difficulties, you can usually find instructions by selecting the Set-Up or Menu button on your television or converter box remote control.

Still having issues? Consult the TV or converter box owner's manual for detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan, or contact customer service for your TV, antenna or converter box manufacturer.

Television and Antenna Manufacturer Resources

Because specific rescan procedures may vary by manufacturer, we’ve provided links below to the online support pages of many popular brands.

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