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HDTV picks up analog not digital channels

by acd483 / February 26, 2005 10:32 PM PST

We just bought a Sony 30" HDTV (KD30XS955) and are trying to use our old channelmaster antenna to get OTA HDTV channels.

The TV has a built-in HDTV tuner. The antenna is a 30 mile model (in the attic) that is connected by antenna wire to a coaxial converter which I plugged into a power line amplifier which then goes into the tv.

The result? I can pick up analog channels fine. The amplifier does not seem to affect the number of channels I can get or their quality. My TV won't tune in the digital equivalents of my local channels.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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by sears tv guy / February 27, 2005 5:03 AM PST

make sure that you have your antenna plugged into the correct antenna on the tv, if not then you will not get the hd channels, the sony's usually say uhf/vhf and that is the antenna you would want to use. We get them here in our store with the 34" XS955

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by acebreathe / March 1, 2005 3:58 PM PST
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Also go to antennaweb.org type in your address and find out what direction to point your antenna, that site will also tell you which digital channels are available in your area. You may have to do a scan with the built in tuner, so that the tuner can lock on to what ever is available.

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by electech / March 1, 2005 4:37 PM PST

your best bet is to check out www.antennaweb.org to find out how far u are from local hd free programming. This site will tell u how far away there broadcasting from,and tell u what degrees u need to put the antenna. Then base your antenna type on that.

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