Sony HD TV not picking up digital signal

jaackaMay 22, 2009

We've had a 60" Sony HD tv for a couple of years, and it would only pick up one digital channel, ABC. Our old antenna blew down in a windstorm and broke, so we replaced it with a new digital antenna, and now we get NO digital channels, except "Telemundo" for some reason. The people next door (on both sides) have no problems.

Could it be our old coaxial wires? Or is there something in the TV we need to change? Any suggestions?

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jdbillp

Is your new antenna an indoor or an outdoor antenna?

If outdoor, do you have a rotor control?

Do you live in the city, country, or suburbs?

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 8:40AM
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jaacka

It is an outdoor antenna. I don't know what a rotor control is? And we live in the country.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 12:02PM
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jdbillp

Rotor control lets you aim the antenna toward the broadcast tower.

The digital signal is much more sensitive to antenna aiming than the old analog signals are/were. You probably need to aim your antenna more accurately to capture the signal at its best.

AntennaWeb is a good source to help you aim your antenna.

1. Click on "Choose an antenna".
2. Fill in your address information and click "Submit".
3. Then click on "View street level map"
4. Another window opens up to a map of your address and indicates the direction you need to aim your antenna.
5. Aim pointy end of antenna towards the stations you want.

Here is a link that might be useful: AntennaWeb

    Bookmark   May 24, 2009 at 6:17PM
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