It is okay if you don’t need this; however I may need it again in the not so far future and want to know EXACTLY where to find the instructions for scanning my TV for stations again.
It seems that many different changes started happening to different TV channels in late April 2019. When the local channel 9 disappeared from those of us watching our TVs from HD antennas, we were informed that all we needed to do was to rescan our TVs and then many other channels would now become available to us along with our ability to view channel 9 once again.
Rescan my TV?
All too often our TV manuals are the first to disappear… and mine seems to have gone with the fellas who were kind enough to install my TV tower, antenna, and to hook up my TV years ago, so that I could actually watch TV without those monthly bills.
Thankfully, a dear friend and neighbour purchased this very same TV from the very same shop (Future Shop, to be precise) at the very same time that I purchased mine.
He was kind to offer me the use of his TV’s manual. It is a very large piece of paper containing all of the pages, so I scanned it with two pages per PDF page and created a PDF file so that it can be EASILY printed (not so easily read online because of the orientation needed for printing).
For those of you who are in need of visual instructions (like ME!), here is a video with instructions that works PERFECTLY for my model of Samsung LED TV.
How to Scan Your Samsung TV
And for those of you who only need images to get the job done… let’s start straight away, and from the very beginning.
With your TV remote control in your hand, press the Menu button, as show in the screen print below.
Following is the menu that will pop up on your TV once you have pressed your remote control Menu button.
Then on your TV remote control, press the arrow down button… as shown in the screen print below.
Press the down arrow button until you get to satellite dish icon… as is shown in the screen print below.
Then on your TV remote control, press the Enter button… as shown in the screen print below.
And you will see your TV screen has now moved to Antenna, which is where you want to be IF you need to choose between Air (my choice) or Cable… or change what is to be used.
If you DO need to make a change, then from this point… and, using your TV remote, simple the press the Enter button… then in order to select (or change) between antenna or cable, simply use the up and down arrow buttons on your TV remove to change from Air to Cable or visa versa. ( I’m using an external antenna installed on a tower outside my house, so I have Air already selected.)
Now all you need to do is, using your TV remote, press the arrow down button to Auto Program, as shown in the screen print below.
Then, using your TV remote, press the Enter button…
My Samsung TV model specifically asks users to select the “Antenna source to memorize” as a means of verification, as shown in the screen print below.
Because my TV was preset to use Air, the Start button is preselected, so all I had to do was to press my TV remote Enter button and then my TV took only minutes to rescan and memorize all of the available channels.
Heeeey, channel 12 (Peterborough) is now available too… YEAH!
Hope you find this helpful… but, like I said… these instructions are here more for selfish reasons so that I will know EXACTLY where to find my instructions should this need to be done again.
Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.