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Sony HD TV not picking up digital signal

Posted by jaacka (My Page) on
Fri, May 22, 09 at 16:57

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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RE: Sony HD TV not picking up digital signal

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?


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RE: Sony HD TV not picking up digital signal

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


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RE: Sony HD TV not picking up digital signal

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


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