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New tv failed digital tv test

by kyvet / January 27, 2009 12:30 AM PST

Our local TV stations ran a test to determine if your tv was ready for the upcoming change to digital, my new PN50A450P 50" plasma failed the test. My signal was from an off air antenna. What bothers me is that I have another TV on the same antenna that has a converter box and it passed the test on the same channel and had a very good picture.

I called their help line and was told that I had to switch my TV to digital either through a switch or through the menu. I had already done the auto scan and all the DTV channels were showing up in the listing.

My signal comes through a Dish Network receiver (Not HD) and I have a DVD player. Any thoughts on what may be wrong?

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HD Antenna?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 27, 2009 8:56 AM PST


Are you using an HD antenna to get those signals?


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New tv failed digital TV test
by kyvet / January 27, 2009 9:05 PM PST
In reply to: HD Antenna?

My antenna is a VHF/UHF. I didn't know there was such a thing as a HD antenna. On one TV with a converter box I get a good picture from my antenna.

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HD TV antennas
by andy2002Tools4newEXP / January 28, 2009 9:40 AM PST

Here's a source for great HD antennas, they've been around a long time - the new name for Channel Master, they will have almost everything you will need, except the installer and whatever antenna mast or tower you may need to properly locate the new HD antenna - Good Luck

P.S. - This would be a great time to add a FM only Yagi antenna if you are an audiophile or like FM radio

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