ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — By law, nearly 1,000 TV stations nationwide, including those in Central and Southwest Virginia, must change frequencies to make room for wireless services. This happened on September 6th .
What does this mean for you? It simply means you need to rescan your Television Channels. You’ll still find WFXR and WWCW on 21 and 27 when you are done. If you watch TV through a cable or satellite service, you do not need to rescan. Your service provider will do it for you.
So, How do you run a channel scan?
To start, on your TV remote, select “Menu” and then “Settings.”
Next, select “Channel Setup” and select “Antenna” or “Air,” depending on your TV.
Make sure you are not on “Cable.” Select “Channel Search” or “Channel Scan.”
Keep in mind that steps to perform a channel scan may vary. If the wording in your TV differs from the options shown, refer to your TV user manual for help.
FYI: Running a channel scan is NOT the same as pressing Channel UP/DOWN on your remote. There may be channels available that you won’t be able to tune in, even if you select it directly, until you do a scan.
When do I need to run a channel scan?
To receive maximum programming, you have to run a channel scan after setting up the antenna. To keep your channel line-up up-to-date, it is a good idea to run a channel scan monthly, anytime a channel is lost, and anytime you change locations (after you move into a new home, for example).