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dfmain



Joined: 02 Apr 2016
Posts: 4
Location: minneapolis

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: RCA F32649 - channel search Reply with quote

RCA F32649 SER# 135331165

I am trying to use this TV with an antenna and when I hit Auto Channel Search I get Zero channels found.

Thank you for your help
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JTS1957



Joined: 21 Jan 2009
Posts: 2237
Location: Far, Far Away

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure your area STILL has ANALOG (NTSC) television transmissions? Most of the planet Earth has switched to DIGITAL (ATSC) television transmissions.

You can still use the set with a DTV set-top box.
dfmain



Joined: 02 Apr 2016
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Location: minneapolis

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: RCA F32649 Reply with quote

I forgot about that. So the reason my other two TV's are working is because they are newer and are set up to receive Digital transmission while my od timer can only receive Analog. Correct?
kuhurdler



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 2833
Location: Overland Park, KS

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That certainly seems likely to me. There is still one low power NTSC channel being broadcast in my area, but it's not strong enough for me to pick it up.
dfmain



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Location: minneapolis

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: RCA F32649 Reply with quote

Thank you for your information.
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JTS1957



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can still use the set with a DTV set-top box - OR - Any device that has an ATSC tuner and component or composite Outputs.
TV stays on whichever input you choose and channels are tuned with the DTV STB or device's remote.
dfmain



Joined: 02 Apr 2016
Posts: 4
Location: minneapolis

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:02 am    Post subject: RCA F32649 Reply with quote

Thank you... I had a DTV converter box for an earlier TV but I donated it about two years ago when I bought Digital TV's. Yesterday I went to Radio Shack & bought another DTV converter box and will install it today. Should be good to go.
Take Care,
DF Main
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