Time to rescan for ABC News 4's new channel
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- For people who watch TV with a digital antenna, ABC News 4 is moving to a new channel with a stronger signal. That means you need to re-scan for new channels.Currently, WCIV-TV ABC News 4 is on 4.1 and MeTV is on 4.2, but the channels will be moving up the spectrum. Once you re-scan your TV for new channels, you'll find MyTV Charleston on 36.1, ABC News 4 on 36.2 and MeTV on 36.3.ABC News 4 and MeTV will be simulcast through Sept. 29, but starting Sept. 30 channels 4.1 and 4.2 will be blank and ABC News 4 will be only broadcast on 36.2 and 36.3. That's why it's imperative to re-scan your TVs now to find the new channels.For people who get television through cable or satellite service, there will be no changes to the channel line-up. Everything will continue as normal. Questions about the change? Call 843-849-2505 for more details.What is a Channel Scan?Installing a converter box or setting up a DTV-ready television is only the first part of the process. After hooking up a converter box to your TV set or installing a new digital television, you will need to scan for new channels to ensure you receive all the digital stations broadcasting in your area. While some boxes do this automatically, you may need to select "scan" manually.You should rescan on a periodic basis to get all of the digital programming available.How do I Perform a Channel Scan?Run the "scan" function on your converter box or digital television set, usually on the remote control, labeled "set-up" or "menu" or some similar term. Consult the owner's manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan.Once the scan is complete, you should be receiving digital channels through your antenna.Perform a channel scan periodically to check for new digital channels in your area.If you run a channel scan and are still having difficulty, we recommend you use the FCC's dtv.gov tool to see what stations you should be receiving in your area.Is your program guide incorrect?Call your provider.?ABC News 4 is broadcasting the correct channel guide information. It is up to each service provider to take that information and send it to their customers.The majority of the providers are doing so with no problem.What you can do to make sure your programs are recorded is to set your DVR to record by the show time instead of the program name. For example, you know that your favorite show comes on at 9pm Wednesday, so set the DVR to record that hour on a set channel instead of having it record every instance of the name of the show.If you are continuing to have problems with your program guide, please continue to call your provider and let them know you deserve the service you are paying them for.Meanwhile, all of our programming is available for free over the air and you can watch online for free by clicking here.