Sony forum

General discussion

Problem receiving OTA reception with KV34XBR960

by rifleboy7 / October 14, 2009 2:09 PM PDT

I just moved to a new city and waiting for my cable to be installed, so I hooked up an antenna to my Sony KV34XBR960 to at least receive my local stations while I wait. I can't seem to get any of the HD channels to come in but all the 480i channels appear. I was under the impression that this set has a built in HD tuner to receive the over-the-air broadcast. Is there something I need to do to get them to come in or am I under the wrong impression with this TV. Thanks for the help.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Problem receiving OTA reception with KV34XBR960
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Problem receiving OTA reception with KV34XBR960
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 10:43 PM PDT

What Over-the-air HDTV antenna did you use? Remember that OTA is a mis-mosh of what you get here may not be over there. I'm running into folk that don't get it.

Collapse -
Reception Problem
by rifleboy7 / October 15, 2009 2:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Just checking.

I just picked up an inexpensive Philips brand SDV2210 HDTV antenna at the local walmart just to get me through until the cable arrives. All of our TV affiliates have their towers only about 7 miles from where we live. I went into the advanced settings menu of the TV and it says I'm getting about 92% reception on all the stations but the two local station that broadcast in 720p are coming in like a film reel that isn't moving fast enough and the two that broadcast in 1080i all I get is a blank picture but I do get the sound. Should I invest in a better antenna or is it something with the TV.

Collapse -
I see.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2009 5:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Reception Problem

The trouble I'm seeing with OTA is that you are never assured of a signal. Look at articles like

I put in my location and the model antenna you showed just wouldn't do here.

Try that.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


We are giving away 'Black Panther' swag!

Four lucky readers will be taking home *Marvel*ous "Black Panther" prizes, including magazines autographed by the King of Wakanda himself! Giveaway ends Feb. 25, 2018.