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Why doesn't my tv get broadcast channels with digital adapter ?

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December 20, 2012 7:24:41 PM

Comcast will soon be charging $1.99 a month for their previously free digital adapters. I disconnected them and now both tvs aren't receiving any channels, not even broadcast channels. I thought broadcast channels were supposed to be free ? Am I stuck paying the monthly charge just to watch CBS or NBC ?

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a b x TV
December 21, 2012 1:28:31 AM

Broadcast channels are free. You need to tell your TV to scan for the channels.

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December 21, 2012 2:45:23 AM

I had the tvs scan for channels and none showed up. I'm at a loss. Thanks for your reply.
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a b x TV
December 21, 2012 8:26:44 AM

Head over to http://www.antennaweb.org/ and enter your zip code to see what digital channels should be available in your area. This assumes your TV actually has a digital (ATSC) tuner.

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December 21, 2012 5:24:31 PM

If I understand what I read at the above website, I would need a large directional rooftop antenna with an amp. Since this isn't possible as I live in a condo, I guess I'm stuck with the adapters. Thank you so much for your replies. Have a Happy New Year !
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a b x TV
December 21, 2012 10:52:16 PM

A large directional antenna should not be needed (please provide your zip code). A simple indoor antenna should provide you with the local channels you desire.

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