DTV Transition 101

6abc has switched to digital transmission.
June 14, 2009 3:06:33 PM PDT
Digital Television (DTV) is an advanced broadcasting technology that will transform your television viewing experience. DTV enables broadcasters to offer television with better picture and sound quality. It can also offer multiple programming choices, called multicasting, and interactive capabilities. DTV TRANSITION 101 STEP BY STEP: In order to see our new signal you have to make sure you have the right antenna.

The antenna will need to have rabbit ears that receive the VHF signal.

Make sure the antenna is plugged into "antenna in" on your new converter box.

The next step: plug your television into the output of the converter box.

Make sure the converter box is plugged into a power outlet.

Check to make sure that the power light comes on if your converter box has one.

Once your converter box is on, turn on your television.

Press the "menu" button and scan the channels.

Wait a few minutes for this process to take place.

For more information on DTV click here.


To our viewers:
6abc will continue to answer your DTV Inquiry emails and phone calls, however the large number of correspondences we've received may prevent an immediate personalized response.

DirecTV subscribers should now be able to receive 6abc. If you can not, please contact DirecTV. Satellite and cable subscribers should not have to rescan their television sets.

If you are using an antenna, 6abc is available on VHF Channel 6. Optimally, you should have a VHF/UHF antenna to receive all available digital television programming.

If you are having problems now that the 6abc DTV switch has happened, Fill out this form in order to report your DTV transition issues.