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How To Retune Samsung TVs In 5 Simple Steps

Whether things have gone wrong with your TV or you’re just looking to add more channels, here are five simple steps on how to retune your Samsung TV

It’s often the things out of our control that affect TV reception, sometimes changes are made to the local TV transmitter or the weather could be affecting your aerial, White spots or a crackly picture are all signs that a retune is needed to sharpen the picture on the screen.

If you’ve lost digital channels on your Samsung TV or even trying to add some more then don’t panic as once you’ve retuned your television, you should have everything back in perfect working order, returning your digital channels to a clearer and enjoyable experience.


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How to retune: Samsung TV

First things first, you’ll need your TV remote control.

  1. Now, with your TV turned on, press the ‘Menu’ button on your remote control.
  2. Then press the ‘down’ arrow once to select the aerial icon, then press the big round ‘OK’ button.
    The first option you’ll see listed is ‘auto store’.
    This is what you want, so now click ‘OK’ again.
  3.  Next, the tuning process will start once you’ve pressed the central ‘OK’ button one more time.
    Your TV is now going to retune. It should only take two minutes or so.
  4. Lastly hit the ‘exit’ button on your remote control.
  5. You can check to see the list of digital channels you now have access to by pressing the channel list button on your remote.

Why is my Samsung TV not finding channels?

Your antenna no longer receiving a strong enough signal is normally the main reason why all of sudden your TV is unable to find the channels that you once enjoyed.

Purchasing a more powerful antenna not only helps in returning lost channels, it can also help to receive channels that were out of range with your old antenna.

Before looking to purchase a new antenna make sure that your current antenna is not showing any visible signs of damage and also be sure to complete a full retune, this may be the simple solution to finding the channels that have all of a sudden disapperaed.

If you are receiving Freeview be aware that the platform often changes its channels to different stations which require a retune at dates throughout the year,  you can keep up with the retune dates in your area here

Why do I need to retune my TV?

Users of Freeview and other digital TV providers in the UK will know that now and again you might lose the odd channel on your TV.

Sometimes, when a new network such as 5G is rolled out in a certain area, it can affect the digital TV channels you have access to.

It’s good practice to retune your TV every few months to ensure all of your channels are up-to-date. Plus, it can even improve your picture quality.

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