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How to rescan for antenna channels on your RCA TV

Posted: 12:42 PM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 13:45:30-04
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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. Still need help? Call our rescan hotline at 615-244-5005. Our hotline will be staffed beginning at 10 a.m. Friday to help. If we're not available, please leave a message and a member of our team will return your call as soon as possible.

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

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The quick menu on many RCA TVs

2. Choose the "Channel" option

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The Channel Menu on many RCA TVs. Check that the signal type is "Air" (4th option down) in the menu before choosing "Auto Scan" at the top.

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.
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Still need help? Call our rescan hotline at 615-244-5005. Our hotline will be staffed beginning at 10 a.m. Friday to help. If we're not available, please leave a message and a member of our team will return your call as soon as possible.