What do I do when ‘Automatic channel’ is unavailable?

Last Update date : 2012.01.09


‘Automatic channel’ is unavailable

[Related Symptom]

No channel is detected on channels list.


No signal or weak signal


Please check first the signal conditions such as RF signal, cable box, and the other devices which connect to the TV for signal. Then you may follow the steps.

You may configure various settings for your TV channels with features such as Auto Program, Favorite Channels, and Signal Strength.

Channel Menu (Antenna → Air / Cable)

    Before your television can begin memorizing the available channels, you must specify the type of signal source that is connected to the TV (i.e. an Air or a Cable system).

    Press the TOOLS button to display the Tools menu. You may also set the Antenna by selecting ToolsSwitch to Cable (or Switch to Air).

Auto Program

    - Air : Air antenna signal

    - Cable : Cable antenna signal

    - Auto : Air and Cable antenna signals

    When selecting the Cable TV system, identify whether it is STD, HRC, or IRC TV systems. Contact your local cable company to identify the type of cable system that exists in your particular area.

    After all the available channels are stored, it starts to remove scrambled channels. And the auto program menu reappears.

    If you want to stop Auto Programming, press the ENTER button. And when a message, ‘Stop Auto Program?’ is displayed, select Yes by pressing the ◄ or ► button and press the ENTER button.

Clear Scrambled Channel (digital channels only)

    This function is used to filter out scrambled channels after Auto Program is completed. This process may take up to 20~30 minutes.

    To stop searching scrambled channels, press the ENTER button. Select Stop and press the ◄ button to select Yes, then press the ENTER button. This function is only available in Cable mode.

Fine Tune (analog channels only)

    Use fine tuning to manually adjust a particular channel for optimal reception. If you do not store the fine-tuned channel in memory, adjustments are not saved. ‘*’ will appear next to the name of fine-tuned channels.

    To reset the fine tuning setting, press the ▼ button to select Reset, then press the ENTER button.


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