Problems with Auto Tuning TVs & PVRs

This explanation will help those who are experiencing reception issues after carrying out “Auto Tune” to tune TV Channels on a TV or PVR.

On the Sunshine Coast most homes are able to receive signals from multiple transmitters.

When auto tune is carried out on the TV, it may select and lock on a channel from a weaker transmitter tower for which the antenna is not aligned.  As a result the TV will no longer lock on to any further signals for that particular channel. The symptom you may see is that 2 or 3 channels are ok and the others are breaking up.

Common signs to look for:

  • Intermittent glitches at times
  • Goes intermittently to “No Signal” at certain times of the day or night.
  • It may only effect some channels.

To overcome this issue a manual tune needs to be carried out. The steps are as followed:

  1. Unplug the antenna lead from the TV or PVR
  2. Carry out an Auto Tune (this will wipe all stations from memory)
  3. Plug the antenna lead back into the TV or PVR
  4. Determine by looking at the direction of the antenna to ascertain which repeater the antenna system is designed to pick up (see attached Map)
  5. Go to the TV menu and find “Manual Tuning”
  6. Using the table below and manual tune each channel for the specific repeater tower. Five channels in total.

If there is still problems it is safe to say that may be a TV or antenna problem.

Please call our Office on 07 5479 1999 we can help.

 

TV Transmitters Towers Locations on the Sunshine Coast

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Channels Numbers for TV Transmitters

Sunshine Coast & Brisbane

Nambour (Dulong) H

Noosa (Sunrise Rd) V

Cooroy (Black Mtn) H

Channel

Freq (MHz)

SBS

40

613.5

ABC

41

620.5

Regional 7

42

627.5

WIN

43

634.5

Regional 10

44

641.5

Bald Knob North (Local Channels) H

Channel

Freq (MHz)

WIN

46

655.5

Regional 10

47

662.5

Regional 7

48

669.5

ABC

49

676.5

SBS

50

683.5

Bald Knob South (Brisbane Channels) H

Channel

Freq (MHz)

Seven Network

34

571.5

SBS

35

578.5

Nine Network

37

592.5

Ten Network

38

599.5

ABC

39

606.5

Pt Arkwright V

Peregian V

Channel

Freq (MHz)

ABC

29

536.5

Regional 7

30

543.5

WIN

31

550.5

Regional 10

32

557.5

SBS

33

564.5

Brisbane VHF H

Channel

Freq (MHz)

BTQ 7

6

177.5

SBS

7

184.5

QTQ 9

8

191.625

TQV 10

11

219.5

ABC

12

226.5

CTQ Community TV

28

529.5

Antenna Polarity:  H = Horizontal V = Vertical