On Nov 19, 1:25 pm, Hart Larry <ch...
> I am quite happy with my Vizio, which I got in late July. My big problem is
> that seemingly the remote doesn't have any buttons to manually add channels?
> Only way is to go in a complicated multi-stage menu--and do an auto-search.
> Seems that instead of just adding any new OTA channels, it will delete any
> channels its not receiving at that second.
> Another equally anoying lack of 4site is that while I can type a channel
> number, enter, and a digit for a multicast channel, I can only do this with
> digital channels in its memory. You see, if an LPTV 65 did not make the scan,
> I can go there manually, but if 40.3 is not in, I cannot go there.
> Complicating is that I am totally blind-and as usual these menus are not
> Please, any1 with this model have any tricks for manually adding channels? I
> bought this set, as it seemed to have the best trebble when cranked up to %100.
> Thanks so much in advance
I've got a Viewsonic LCD that has similar annoyances. I can *delete*
a memorized station, but not manually add one. On the other hand, not
being able to go to 40.3 if 40.3 has not been detected is normal.
Consider "40.3" is not a real channel number; its a virtual channel
number that has to be mapped (or equated) to the "real" channel used
by digital 40. For my market, digital 50 (50.1) is on 51. 32.1 is
really 31. 38.1/2/3/4 are on channel 47 (if I remember correctly).
The PSIP data (carried with the programming) tells the TV which
"virtual" channel number to use for a particular real channel.
Without that information, your TV has no idea where "40.3" is
located. Now, my Panasonic Plasma TV has the nice feature where I can
enter either the virtual or the real channel to reach my desired
destination. If my channel scan missed 26.1 and 26.2 because it was
temporarily off the air when I scanned, but I know from outside
knowledge that they use 27, then I can key in 27 and find 26.1. The
Panasonic auto-adds new stations, so if 27 has active programming,
26.1 and 26.2 get added. Unfortunately, the Viewsonic doesn't do