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#82226 25-Apr-2011 16:51
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Just got  a Samsung TV

I got it hooked up to a UHF antenna, but I am not getting any Digital Channel on it. It was supposed to have Digital tuner in it

What could be the problem?

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  #462215 25-Apr-2011 16:54
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Have you updated its firmware?

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  #462221 25-Apr-2011 17:08
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pritishd: What could be the problem?

There are plenty of possibilities, starting with ... Not being in a Freeview|HD reception area.

OK that one is obvious, but still catches some people out. To get much useful help you need to reveal a little more:

  • What area do you live in?

  • Do you know what transmitter your UHF aerial is directed at?

  • Did you get good analogue UHF reception - such as Prime and Maori TV?


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  #462227 25-Apr-2011 17:23
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I'm guessing this was a 2nd hand TV since this is an old model?

The first thing to check is the aerial.

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  #462229 25-Apr-2011 17:27
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More information is needed before that question can be answered:
- are you in a terrestrial reception area?
- if so, have you had the signal strength at your house checked?
- is the aerial connected correctly?
- have you followed the instructions to scan for channels on that TV?
- have you checked the aerial?
- have you checked the aerial cable?

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  #462267 25-Apr-2011 20:23
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I don't think that TV has Freeview. In a the A models, it was only series 7 and up that had it. I can't see it listed in the spec link you provided.

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  #462274 25-Apr-2011 21:12
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I cant see anything on that page that indicates the presence of a Freeview HD tuner either.
The quickstart guide on the downloads section is dated 2008 - pretty sure there werent (m)any Tvs with built in Freeview HD tuners back then.

If there is a Freeview tuner then there should be 2 tuning menus - one for analog and the other for digital.

I suspect you need to buy a Freeview HD tuner Box.

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  #462280 25-Apr-2011 21:38
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As others have pointed out, that doesn't look like a Freeview ready model...
Did the person selling. It to you say it was?
Your best bet from here is to buy a Freeview UHF STB, an HDMI cable, and plug it all into a UHF aerial... If you're in.a Freeview area that is.


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  #462338 26-Apr-2011 08:39
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If you read the specs you'll see it's not got a digital tuner (Freeview) inbuilt. It is only "HD Ready".

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