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Reference Sherwood TV model # TL- 1705W. How do you

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Reference Sherwood TV model # TL- 1705W. How do you search/program the channels? The source is correct (antenna) and the autoset button has been pushed several times. No joy. Any suggestions? Also, how do you add a . in your channel search criteria? For example, channel 4.1 or 9.2. Thank you!
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

I've sent an optional phone support offer at your request. If you prefer we can continue here in the chat format as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Skip the phone call. Can you solve the problem via email?
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Well I can't "solve" it, there is no resolution for this, at least not internally.

This is a very old (2004) model tv, from a very basic/low end brand.

This is not a digital tv. It was "hd ready", but does not possess a built in ASTC digital tuner.

For it to pick up the currently available digital broadcasts would require the addition of an EXTERNAL tuner box.

You'll have to buy a set top box to use with this tv, it cannot function via antenna without one:

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Given the advanced age of the tv, which is 2-3x its expected service life however, it may make more sense to just invest in a new set at this point, rather than buying a tuner box for a tv that will likely fail any day now.

You can get a brand new and updated LED tv for $100 that has a built in tuner and better picture:


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