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question about my new TV

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I bought a new 42" lcd yesterday during "black friday". I have a satellite, but still pull my locals from the antenna. when I programmed it for the antenna, I had 2-3 channels for each station. for example I had channel 11, channel 11 HD, and channel 11 weather. after a while all but the regular channels disappeared. did I do something? how can I fix it?

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The owners manual should give some direction on how to manually enter channels or do and automatic search for channels?

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some more info would help like type of tv etc this is the #1 cause of tc's this time of year

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I pick up the locals with an antenna also but I run the coax into the satellite receiver and let it pull in the channels instead of the TV. I'm not sure if your receiver is capable of that though.

Sounds like it's ignoring the subchannels but don't know why unless there is a setting that was enabled to hide them.

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Unplug the Tv and try it again. Make sure you are searching for DIGITAL Channels not analog.

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This is an issue I find ALOT while im working, its the QAM tunner going threw and putting channels where they want. If you search in the 60's and 70's you should find -1-12 or so for the sub channel, I know on another HSOforum people have figured out what channels are what, the only other way is to have the converter box do this for you, switch inputs for the HD channels only.

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They aren't quite that high in the UHF band.

KTCI 16 (17.1-.5)

PBS

WFTC 21 (29.1)

MyNetwork

WUCW 22 (23.1)

The CW

KMSP 26 (9.1)

Fox

WCCO 32 (4.1)

CBS

KTCA 34 (2.1-2.2)

PBS-HD

KARE 35 (11.1-.2)

NBC

KPXM 40 (41.1-.4)

Ion Network

KSTC 44 (45.1)

Independent

KSTP 50 (5.1-.2)

ABC

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I was able to get most of the channels back, but now noticed a very small red "dot" on the screen that's noticable when the screen is dark. is that normal?? I've never had an lcd so I'm not sure if that should be there or not.

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what do I do about it?? take it back or will it fix itself?

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I had to do the auto program a couple of times before the digital channels were picked up on mine.

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