Why am I Getting Duplicates of The Same Channels?

Are you getting repeats of the same channels over and over? This can be really annoing and seems unnecessary. If you're scrolling through the channels, looking for something more interesting to watch and you keep ending up with the same channel , this can be very annoying and a waste of time. So TV Magic has decided to help you decipher the age old mystery of why you are getting repeat channels and what can be done about it. 

HD TV's and Duplicate Channels

These seemingly annoying channels are a result of the change to HD TV; some of these channels are appropriate to the HDTV and some are for those people who still have standar definition channels. So why are you seeing both? Your TV will tend to pick up both channels as both are available on the Free-to-Air networks so, whether a person has HDTV or not, they are able to get their appropriate channel. Unfortunately, the TV doesn't distinguish between the two, rather, it just picks up both. But what if you don't want to see both? It is really very annoying, especially when the TV guide takes awhile ot load and you can't see which channel is next, so you keep flicking through the same ones, over and over again. Well, don't worry; we get it and there are ways to remove these extra channels that you don't need. 


How Do I Remove Unwanted Duplicate Channels? 

 There are a few options you have when it comes to removing duplicate or repeat channels. Firstly, to make things easy, you can always call a professional TV Antenna company to do it for you such as TV Magic, but, if you want to give it a go yourslef, here is a basic guide on how to do so. Please keep in mind that each TV is different, so the names of the items on your praticular menu or settings may be a little different. 

1) Select Menu on your remote

2) Then select Parental, Favourites and Setup

3) Choose System Setup

4) Choose Display

5) Scroll Down to Guide HD Channels , then press Select

6) Highlight, 'Hide SD Duplicates' and press 'Select'

7) Press Exit on the Remote

Or, if you don't have these particular options on your TV, you may want to try this instead:

1) Select Menu

2) Select Settings and Help 

3) Go to Settings - Display - Preferences Menu

4) Find Guide HD Channels and press Select

5) Choose Hide SD Duplicates

6) Press Exit to leave the screen

If This Didn't Work For You. . .

Unfortunately, there are many different types amd models of TV's and we can't go through the instructions for every one. If you found that your TV doesn't match these settings, or you felt a little lost in the process, you may need to call your local TV Magic Techncian to help you out. TV's can be really confusing, especially the newer ones, and although you may have been used to the settings on one TV, a new one can look completely different. If you are stumped with getting those channels back to normal, then just call TV Magic today and let us help you become competent with your TV. 

Click on an area at the bottom of the page to find your local TV Magic technician or simply Book Online. 


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