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How to rescan for antenna channels on your Toshiba TV

Posted: 10:42 AM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 13:16:57-04
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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 Toshiba 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 a Toshiba Roku TV? Use these instructions instead to rescan your channels!

Do you have an Toshiba Fire TV Edition TV? Use these instructions instead to rescan your channels!

Each TV manufacturer uses a different term to describe a rescan. Most Toshiba TV's call their rescan function "Channel Program" or "Auto Tuning"

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

There are two menu styles for many Toshiba TVs. Press the menu button on your device, and then follow the instructions for the menu style listed.

MENU 1 -- IF YOUR MENU LOOKS LIKE THIS, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

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One of the two main menu styles on Toshiba TVs

1. Press the "Input button" on your remote control repeatedly until "ANT/CABLE" is selected

2. Press the "Menu button" on your remote

3. Select "Settings" in the menu. (It's the gear icon that's highlighted in the image above)

4. Choose "Installation"

5. Select the Antenna icon, which is the "Terrestrial" menu

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The Installation menu on some Toshiba TVs. The first option opens the "Terrestrial" menu, which will be used to rescan your television

6. Select "Input Configuration" and make sure that "Antenna" is selected in the menu

7. Press the "CH RTN" button to go back to the "Terrestrial" menu, and select "Channel Program" and "Start" to begin the channel scan.

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The Terrestrial menu on some Toshiba TVs. After making sure "Antenna" is selected under "Input Configuration," select "Channel Program" then "Start" to being the channel scan

MENU 2 -- IF YOUR MENU LOOKS LIKE THIS, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

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Another menu style used in many Toshiba TVs

1. Press the Input button on the remote control repeatedly until ANT/CABLE is selected.
2. Press the "Menu" button on the remote control.
3. Using the Arrow buttons, select "Settings"
4. Use the arrow buttons to select "Setup" from the upper menu
5. Select "Ant/Cable," and then "Antenna"
6. Select "Auto Tuning"
7. Select "Start Scan to begin the channel scan

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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. You can also find more instructions for your specific TV model on Toshiba's support page .