In order for your antenna to perform you will need to do a channel scan so you can see what channels you will be able to receive.
After you connect your antenna to your television a channel scan using your TV's remote is the next step. This step can vary greatly since there are so many different brands of televisions on the market, and no two are the same, you may need to reach out to your specific manufacture for additional assistance. 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.
Here are generic steps to do a channel scan:
- 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.
Once the scan starts it will look something like this but please remember that all televisions have different set ups and processes.