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My TV won't pick up local channels

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  1. cinque8


    Aug 9, 2020

    I just purchased a 19” Insignia TV from Best Buy and I connected a One For All City indoor antenna to it via a coaxial cable. I scanned for channels, and it picked up 29 channels, but none of my 7 local channels, like the local ABC station, or the local CBS station, or the local NBC station. How can I get my TV to pick up my local stations?

    Thank you
  2. Martaine2005


    May 12, 2015
    Without sounding condescending, you’re not missing much :)

    Move the aerial to a different position and scan again. Make sure to choose your aerial type in the setup menu.
    ie ‘free to air’ And channel types ‘digital and analogue’.
    Each channel will show a signal strength bar.
    It could also be that your aerial is not good enough too.
    It’s not the TV as it does scan and receive.

  3. Bluejets


    Oct 5, 2014
    Firstly, you will need to state which country you are in and which state and region.
    Are the channels digital ?
    Perhaps the model of the TV and a link to what antenna exactly you bought would help.
  4. bertus

    bertus Moderator

    Nov 8, 2019
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