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1- I use a plasma Samsung PN42B450.


2- Plugged to an indoor coat hanger antenna and a Nexxtech amp.


3- I live in the east of Montreal.


4- The scan found 13 channels and I can only see 11 of them. Why?


Any solutions, please?
 

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If it's a problem specific to a display, try posting your question under the Plasma section under Display Devices, also include what model display you have...


If there's anything particular to that model TV, that's the best place on the forum for an answer.
 

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The tuner doesn't need to collect much data to detect the presence of a channel and then index it. It can often lock onto a signal for long enough to obtain its "channelization" information, but not long enough for you to develop a watchable program from it. Nevertheless, the inclusion of those weak channels is useful to many viewers because their signals might improve over time, or the viewer might be encouraged to try to improve his reception of them.
 

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Originally Posted by AntAltMike /forum/post/18192595


The tuner doesn't need to collect much data to detect the presence of a channel and then index it. It can often lock onto a signal for long enough to obtain its "channelization" information, but not long enough for you to develop a watchable program from it. Nevertheless, the inclusion of those weak channels is useful to many viewers because the signal might improve over time, or the viewer might be encouraged to try to improve his reception of them.

Gaaaah! That's a bummer...



I'm pretty sure it's Fox 44.1 and CW... I would trade them for PBS anytime!
 

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Another possibility is that your TV is finding two subchannels that aren't actually "there" yet. My local Univision channel sends out channel PSIP information for a channel 14.2 that the TVs "find" but which contains no video or audio at present, and my local channel 33.1 had often transmitted an "empty" channel 33.2, 33.8 and 33.9. They only recently started sending out viewable programming on 33.2.


You need to go to the Reception thread and post your TV.fool signal esimate there so that others may advise you on heroic efforts you might undertake to bring in distant signals.
 

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Gaaaah! That's a bummer...



I'm pretty sure it's Fox 44.1 and CW... I would trade them for PBS anytime!

Consider upgrading slightly from the coat hanger. You could probably do so for under $20US. If you're close enough to detect a signal, then you might be close enough to lock on without much additional effort.
 

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Consider upgrading slightly from the coat hanger. You could probably do so for under $20US. If you're close enough to detect a signal, then you might be close enough to lock on without much additional effort.

But where can one find such alternative for 20$?



If I had 70$, I would've bought a Channel Master.
 

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Mystery subchannels could be mobile/handheld, encrypted audio services for the blind, weather data from the transmitter site sent back to the studio for the weatherman's use, a secret encrypted porno channel, the possibilities are endless.
 

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But where can one find such alternative for 20$?



If I had 70$, I would've bought a Channel Master.

What are you using for an antenna? An indoor model or something on the roof?


If you are indoors right now, just get a cheapo rooftop model from Radio Shack which might provide enough height and antenna surface to bring those other channels in.
 

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Originally Posted by NetworkTV /forum/post/18205211


What are you using for an antenna? An indoor model or something on the roof?


If you are indoors right now, just get a cheapo rooftop model from Radio Shack which might provide enough height and antenna surface to bring those other channels in.

I took him literally when he said he was using a "coat hanger" antenna. Figured a simple rabbit ears/loop combo might put him over the top for those extra couple of stations.
 
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