When you get our antenna you will need to find the “sweet spot” or perfect placement for your antenna to get the best reception. A general rule of thumb for antenna placement is the higher you can get it, the better reception you will have. Most customers try several locations until they locate the spot where they get the most channels. Please remember that every time you move your antenna you will need to run your channel scan again.
If you are not sure how to do a channel scan, contact the TV manufacturer directly as set-ups can vary. If you are getting clear reception on the channels that broadcast in your area then you are done. You may also want to try placing your antenna in a window and rerunning the channel scan.
Here are generic steps to do a channel scan but it is a different process for almost every television:
- You will need to run the “scan” function on your television set. This step can typically be located by pressing the "menu" button on your remote and looking for "scan" or "set-up".
- You will also need to make sure that your television is set to "air" or "antenna" and not cable.
- The scan can take just a few seconds to several minutes depending on the number of stations that the television is scanning for.
- Once the scan is complete you should be receiving digital signals through your antenna.
- Please reach out to the specific television manufacturer or consult your manual if you are not able to get the channel scan to run.
If this does not help you perform a channel scan a google search with the brand of your television followed by "customer service number" should locate their technical support number. You may also be able to consult the owner’s manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan.