Across the United States, all full-power TV stations are now broadcasting in digital only — leaving the audience three options for tuning in to a digital broadcast:
1. Use a digital-to-analog converter box to connect to your older analog kit along with your antenna;
2. Subscribe to cable, satellite, or another pay TV service;
3. Buy a digital TV set (DTV) that comes with an antenna. If you watch WMHT over the air with an antenna, you should also be able to also watch WMHT Create, WMHT World, and WMHT PBS Kids. All three will be grouped under the same channel number (17–1, –2, –3, –4 respectively).
If you do not see all four WMHT channels, try doing a channel scan for these channels.
How Do I Perform a Channel Scan?
To search for new digital channels, installing a converter box or setting up a DTV-ready television is the first step. Next, you will need to scan for new channels to ensure that you are receiving all the digital TV stations available in your local broadcast area. Some converter boxes do this re-scan automatically — however, many require you to do it manually. To do this, run the “scan” function on your converter box or digital TV 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.