Originally Posted by randyoaks187
I tried the suggestion of mjjckc by scanning with cable un-plugged to clear the channel memory and then re-scanning. Sadly this didn't work. The scan still only picks up channels in the range 75- through 130-. I have a couple of el cheapo co-workers who are in the same boat and have passed on your trick to them ... one has a VIZIO and the other I am not sure of. I will see what they have to say and report back. Perhaps I will have to call Vizio after all. Thanks again to mjjckc for the help.
I just saw the part about you having cable internet only. Most likely Cox has put a signal trap on the line running to your house, which is blocking you from picking up the channels before 75. You probably shouldn't be picking up anything FWIW but at least FOX in SD should still be there.
You could get Cox's basic TV package, but that's $30 + a month I think since they don't offer "lifeline" cable with just the network channels.
Depending on where you live, another option would be to put up an outdoor antenna and attempt to pick up KTTV from LA. Zoom in on where you live on this map from RabbitEars
and see if you are orange or red. You might be able to pick up KTLA for the CW in HD and a better version of NBC picture quality wise too with an antenna. TVFool.com would also give you an idea about reception.
Rincon Mountain blocks the LA signals where I live, but in downtown SB I've been able to pick up several LA and San Diego stations.