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How do I retune my Sony Android TV? Regain lost Bravia channels easily

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If you’re wondering how to retune a Sony Android TV, it can be confusing. If some TV channels have unexpectedly gone missing, you may be wanting to get them back. Thankfully regaining lost channels on a Bravia TV is straightforward, so let’s get into it.

Sony is a world-renowned electronics brand and by collaborating with Freeview and Freesat, the TV company supplies multiple channels to households all over the UK for free!

However, as many Freeview and Freesat customers will know, it’s important to carry out regular retunes to ensure that all channels are being received.

Don’t worry if it seems that access to certain channels has been revoked – in some cases, channels are removed or change number, but it’s most likely a signal issue which can be resolved.

Read on to retune your Sony Android TV and regain lost channels in no time.

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How do I retune my Sony Android TV?

Depending on your Sony TV model, there may be slight differences in the layout of the remote and its menu. The method below applies to all of Sony’s Android televisions.

For Analogue Retuning, follow these steps:

  • Press [HOME] on your remote
  • Find the Settings menu
  • Click Channel SetupAnalogue SetupAnalogue Auto Tuning

A message saying “Do you want to start Auto Tuning?” will pop up, select Yes.

Your TV should now be retuning and a message will appear to confirm when the retuning is complete.

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For Digital Retuning, follow these steps:

  • Press [HOME] on your remote
  • Find the Settings menu
  • Click Channel Setup >Digital Setup >Digital Tuning > Digital Auto Tuning

A message saying “Do you want to start Auto Tuning?” will pop up, select Yes.

  • Select between Antenna or Cable tuning
  • If the Antenna option was selected the auto-tuning starts at this point
  • If Cable was selected, the menu for Cable tuning should now appear.
  • You can choose to set a Frequency, Scan Type, or Network ID manually according to specific network parameters, via your broadcast provider.
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Having a strong internet connection nowadays has become more important than ever and is, in fact, one of the most common obstacles to connection issues.

In order to receive all the digital channels you wish, your box needs to have a strong signal.

To find the maximum amount of channels, follow here:

  • Press [HOME] on your remote control
  • Click Settings on the menu
  • Navigate across to Digital Set-up
  • Find Digital Auto Tuning under the setup
  • Select your option for Antenna or Cable
  • Click on Quick Scan and press START

Your TV should find all the maximum channels if you have a strong signal.

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An alternative method for finding lost digital channels

Follow these steps for Digital Manual Tuning:

  • Press [HOME] on your remote control
  • Click Settings on the menu
  • Navigate across to Digital Set-up
  • Find Digital Manual Tuning under the setup
  • You can scan through frequencies here
  • Enter the exact frequency of your chosen channel

This should allow you to pick exactly the channel you are wanting. It works similar to a radio station as if you were picking manually.

If channels are still not appearing there seems to be a connection issue through either your Antenna or Cable.

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How do I retune my Sony Android TV?

After following these simple tips we hope you have managed to fix your TV and we have answered all your questions.

If you are still having trouble re-tuning your TV we suggest getting in contact with Sony to check your connection issues. You can book a repair online with Sony here.

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