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I haven't tried my OTA reception since June. In setting up to start recording the new season on three MyHD computers I have found that HD channels 2 and 7 (NYC area) do not come in (black screen). I also tested this by going directly into an HDTV. HD channels 4 and 5 are clear on all systems. Could this be my roof top antenna or the cable coming into the house? Thanks.

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If you have a signal amplifier you might want to check that first. I had a power supply for a winegard amp go bad and some channels were fine while others had no signal. I replaced the PS and it worked fine again.


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Thanks, Brian, but I have no amp on the line. It's strange that all of a sudden those 2 channels disappeared. I wonder if it had something to do with the switch over. I'm about 26 miles from the NYC antennas. Would a bad connection effect only 2 channels? Or something loose on the roof top antenna itself?


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Originally Posted by Gary in NY /forum/post/17026338


I wonder if it had something to do with the switch over.

Just to eliminate the obvious... have you re-performed a channel search/scan since the digital transition on June 12 (or July 12 for nightlight stations)?


Digital channels have changed or reverted to their permanent broadcast frequencies.
 

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WCBS and WABC both changed frequencies for their digital transmission during the transition. WABC is now on VHF. If your antenna is UHF only, you will need to add a VHF antenna or change to a VHF/UHF antenna.
 

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Ratman and Colm; I did a re-scan on all computers just now. Surprise, surprise.....the channels are back. Thanks for your help.

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