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Rescan Your Antenna Channels


Due to a new mandate from the FCC, over 1000 antenna channels will be changing frequencies before 2020. Although antenna channel numbers won’t change when their frequencies do, OTA users will need to complete a simple channel rescan to continue watching them when the change takes place. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has created a website, tvanswer.org, to teach consumers more about why and how this is happening.

In brief: each antenna channel will have a rescan day – that’s the day you’ll need to rescan in order to continue watching it. Broadcasters are required to display daily notices for 30 days prior to their rescan day.  To find out if and when your channels will be affected, visit the NAB’s website, tvanswers.org.

And don’t worry; when it’s time to rescan, TiVo makes it easy:

  1. Go to Settings > Channel Settings.
  2. Select Antenna Channel Scan.
  3. When the scan is complete, continue watching the channel on the same channel number.

Note: Because channels’ rescan days may occur at different times, you may need to complete the rescan process more than once.

That’s all there is to it!