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Why might I need to rescan the digital channels on my digital TV?

The frequency of some digital channels occasionally needs to change to increase the efficiency of how the channels are delivered.

  • If you use a Spectrum Receiver or DVR, you do not need to take any action.
  • If you are using the built in QAM tuner in your TV to receive digital TV channels without the use of a Spectrum Receiver, you may need to perform an occasional rescan. The rescan ensures that you are receiving the most updated channels.

To determine whether your TV has a QAM tuner, see How can I tell whether my TV has a QAM tuner?

To find out how to rescan, see How do I perform a rescan of digital channels on my TV?

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