My friend aunts Samsung Tv model number PS50C450B1W , has freeview HD but no channels are showing!!!

  julius44 08:43 02 Sep 2012

Hello and good morning to you all, my good friends aunt has just has a brand new samsung tv for about 6 months now, here is the link to similar model

Apparently it has in built freeview HD, and my friend has tried without success to tune it to get any channels with picture but to no success,....I think(but not sure) that she got a freeview HD box for it as well but still no joy. I was told by a friend that she would need to buy an ariel to get channels, but ive always assumed that if TV has inbuilt freeview HD, that nothing else is required for this. Please bare in mind that there is NO sky or cable connected with the TV, all my friends aunt is trying to do is get the freeview channels to show I assumed as this is a top rate TV there would be no issues with it.

I'm meant to be going over to the house with my friend today, so ANY solutions or advice would be much appreciated. many thanks

I want to sort the issue out today for her.


  Nontek 09:12 02 Sep 2012

An aerial is essential, preferably a roof-top type!

  woodchip 09:20 02 Sep 2012

does the input need changing on the remote. It May be set to dvd scart. Or the box she bought. Remove the box and then tune the TV. These normally run Setup automatic when first turned on

  julius44 09:29 02 Sep 2012

Hello and thanks for all responses, she probably wont be able to get a rooftop aerial, BUT pls an indoor aerial, pls can you advice on any very good aerials from argos pls?? we can then reserve and go to collect in store today.

I think she lives in a block of flats and i dont think there is a communial areial.

  julius44 09:36 02 Sep 2012

Hello again, I just came across this one on the Argos website, and the reviews are quite good here is the link. Pls tell me what you think

  KRONOS the First 09:42 02 Sep 2012

If you need to buy an indoor aerial then this will definitely work,I have two.Aerial.

You might find this site useful

  julius44 10:17 02 Sep 2012

many thanks chronus for the link, pls see my previous link from argos above, do u think its ok? We need to get one from argos today, or if you can recommned any other from argos, but the link above customers have given it good reviews, but would like your opinion and the opinions of others as its in stock for collection today.

  KRONOS the First 10:31 02 Sep 2012

As I have never used the one in your link I cannot honestly comment. But I will add you might find that you do not get a decent reception in the room where the TV is. I had the same problem and had to get an extension cable and place the aerial at the back of my flat to be able to get a decent channel selection.

Just noticed that the aerial in your link is the same make so I say go for it.

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