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How to rescan for antenna channels on your RCA TV

Posted at 12:42 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2020-02-27 23:54:33-05

If you've just bought a new TV, or are rescanning to get NewsChannel 5, please follow the instructions below. Have a different brand of TV? Head to our antenna home and select the model of TV you own.

There are dozens of models of RCA TVs. The instructions below cover the most popular models, but may not work for all.

Do you have an RCA Roku TV? Use these instructions instead to rescan your channels!

Each TV manufacturer uses a different term to describe a rescan. Most RCA TV's call their rescan function "Auto Scan"

TRY THESE FIRST. If you've been into your TV's settings before, these instructions should help you rescan your TV.

1. Press the "Menu" button on your remote to bring up the quick menu

2. Choose the "Channel" option

3. Ensure that the Signal Type is set to "Air"

4. Select "Auto Scan"

That's it! In just a few minutes, the rescan will be complete and you'll be back to watching television.