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My HDTV used to receive public digital channels. After having to reset it, it now only shows a few analog channels. The provider says I must have a cable box that I never needed before. Funny thing is, the old bedroom TV shows my PBS and other -dash channels in digital just fine. Both are on the same cable. Being on a fixed income, I don”t want tospend extra on a box that may not be needed. I don”t want to copy anything, just retrieve the few educational public channels I”ve always been able tot view. Is there a way to do this without an extra cable box? Thanks for letting me know.

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Yes, continuum, scan results are: DTV/RF CH 69/ found 0; ATV/RF CH 69/ found 14.Prior to yesterday”s mid morning TV reset, a whole slew of digital channels were available without problem. Also my older TV”s are displaying them. Why wouldn”t this newer HDTV show them now? Thanks

your tv is/was connected to something ? what is the brand/model of ur tv?i”m not sure but try to update your tv in “system” and try to scan channels again

Why did you have to reset it? Might be related with your problem.Also, did you scan for DVB-T or for DVB-C channels?

Brand is Westinghouse, Model WD65NH490. No cable box, as it used to get all the digital channels except for some Movies and such. I”ve been told that Brighthouse/ Spectrum is doing some encryption (decryption?) throughout now, to force customers to rent a cable box. Am mad as a hornet. Can I buy my own box, and will it work without problems? Or is there some other tweaking I can do? Even thou” this thing has a 2-year warranty, the W-ppl aren”t helpful and just say as per FCC I need to use a box. Isn”t that a step backwards?

s3b4, after one of our bad lightning storms the unit acted up, so the W”house tech walked me through a reset.And after that, my digital channels were gone. It looks like that is where Spectrum took away my channels. Odd thing is, my older Vizio still receives them, on the same cable line. I would love to be totally independent of this monopoly. A dish is not allowed in my condo building.

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TrueHOOB, The only thing it is connected to now is a Roku 3. Scanned four times but have no isea how to scan for DVB-T or DVB-C, as it seems to have only Auto scan (Menu – System – Channel – Autoscan). How do I scan for DVB-T or DVB-C? I regret having bought a Westinghouse, for sure.

I”m not sure how it works. Maybe the older TV”s work because they got handshake before they switched the system over.I suspect the rest of the TV”s will also suffer the same fate at some point in time. Spectrum killed all “Digital adapters” which allowed what you”re doing in my area.

my tv has an option to only scan for analog, or only scan for digital, or scan for both. possibly you have some similar option buried in the menus somewhere and when you reset the tv it reverted to analog only. another weird setting is STD/HRC/IRC. your TV probably reset to STD, but if your cable provides signals on one of the other channel spacings you would have trouble scanning them. check your working TV to see what setting it”s using.

Lightning storm? Might have toasted your TV. But poke around the menus first as rain shadow suggested, especially if you just reset all the settings.

oops i missed that part!i think if i was in this position (a) i would not have bought a WH anyway but (b) i would go to antennaweb or tvfool and see if i”m close enough to broadcast towers that i should be able to get some digital OTA signals. then borrow or buy a cheap analog antenna and see if the working TV can scan OTA and get several channels. then try the WH and if it can”t get any digital OTA at all then the tuner is toast and if it”s under warranty they should fix it regardless of what my cable company is doing or saying.

Two diff .W”house techs said that none of the newer TV”s have built-i tuners anymore; something about Fed. communications rules that makes no sense to me – why would makers and providers have to turn back the clock on available tech, except for milking extra bucks from customers with those previously unnecessary cable boxes.

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That is a great idea, I will borrow one of these indoor antennas and see what happens. Thanks!Does anyone know what is involved when buying ones”own cable box? Part of our condo maintenance fee goes toward basic cable.They supposedly offer something like 200 channels to us that can”t be watched without a box, but people my age have interest in just a limited nunmber, and never needed a cable box that is now foisted on us.

Oh what they are saying is your TV isn”t required to handle Digital cable. Only Digital OTA signals.So since 99.99999999% of the cable companies out there are going the way of encrypted channels. There almost no reason to spend $1 to put a tuner inside your TV.
You would still need to rent a cablecard from them. BUT i don”t know if it”s still possible.http://www.spectrum.net/support/tv/about-cablecards/I”d give the cable company a call to see what the fee for box rental is. My last installation they built in Rental price into all the fees upfront.

I looked at some online cable box offers. They seem to come with “M cards” but I have no idea what an M card i, or where to find this info. So, when they say built-in tuners are no longer required, a cable co. can interpret that as ok, now we can encrypt all digital channels and stiff the customer for cable boxes? Isn”t that the opposite of what was intended?It somewhat like building a well in some desert rest stop and give travelers a group discount on the water, but then suddenly charging extra for the use of a cup. There”s something inherently dishonest about that, as it seems to be the exact opposite of what was originally intended (making the internet available to all). Going to google M card now.

I looked at some online cable box offers. They seem to come with “M cards” but I have no idea what an M card i, or where to find this info. So, when they say built-in tuners are no longer required, a cable co. can interpret that as ok, now we can encrypt all digital channels and stiff the customer for cable boxes? Isn”t that the opposite of what was intended?It somewhat like building a well in some desert rest stop and give travelers a group discount on the water, but then suddenly charging extra for the use of a cup. There”s something inherently dishonest about that, as it seems to be the exact opposite of what was originally intended (making the internet available to all). Going to google M card now.
In the US, all cable companies are required to offer CableCard devices to users. A CableCard is basically a card that slips into the back of a cable box to decrypt digital TV. There are actually two types of CableCard: M-Card and S-Card. the M-Card can decrypt 6 streams at once, and the S-Card can do a single stream at once. So M is for Multi, and S is for Single.So you could buy a third party cable box and then rent a CableCard from your cable company. Doing things that way, you won”t get pay per view TV, video on demand, or possibly even TV listings, but you should be able to tune all the channels available to you.

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