Do you have questions about Digital and High Defintion Television? ABC Columbia is here to help!
WOLO-TV is broadcasting at full power and has been since 2002
WOLO-TV operates on VHF Channel 8
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEPTION.
To double scan your converter box:
DIGITAL TV SETS
Follow the same rescanning instructions for your digital TV set.
This should solve your reception issues. If not you may need assistance.
You need a VHF/UHF antenna.
The best reception for digital television is with an outside or rooftop antenna.
The second best reception would be with an attic-mounted antenna.
Finally, rabbit ears or an inside antenna will work but with the digital signal these types of antennas are not as reliable. If you are using rabbit ears the telescoping rods should be at a length of approx. 15” for each rod. The antenna should be near a window and pointed in the direction of the TV towers. WOLO’s tower is located off of I-20 on Rush Road near Elgin. Most of the Columbia stations towers are in that area.
Height is important. Place your antenna as high as you can in the room.
If you have been receiving stations and then you lose the station and the picture goes blue or black or you see pixelation, then you need to adjust your antenna.
Be sure to follow the instructions for setup of your converter box carefully.
If you have a Magnavox converter box and it does not automatically scan in WOLO Ch. 25-1, you may have to manually insert Ch. 8-1 (our digital channel). This is a common issue with the Magnavox converters.
For more information go to www.dtv.gov or call 1-888-835-5322
ABC Columbia’s HDTV Reception Tips
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