If you watch WNEP over-the-air with an antenna, you may need to perform a rescan to keep watching beginning August 1, 2019.
Due to the FCC repack (post-incentive auction) where part of the broadcaster’s bandwidth was auctioned to other entities, WNEP has been assigned a new over-the-air digital channel.
On August 1, 2019 at 10 am, WNEP will begin broadcasting on digital channel 16 and eliminating our digital channel 50 transmitter. The “virtual” channel shown on television program guide info will remain the same to consumers at 16.1, 16.2, etc.
Our signal coverage area should be slightly enhanced and the output power of our new facility will be increased also.
If you receive digital TV over-the-air with an antenna, you should periodically rescan to update the channels you receive.
While some digital converter boxes do this automatically, you may need to manually select “scan” or “auto-tune” from the TV or converter box to start the scanning process.
You can usually find instructions to do so by pressing the “set-up” or “menu” buttons on your remote control.
If you have difficulty, consult the owner’s manual for more detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan, or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer. You may find contact information in your instruction manual or on the internet.
Once the rescan is complete, you should be receiving all available digital channels through your antenna, including WNEP.
Because specific rescan procedures may vary by manufacturer, TVAnswers.org has created a list of links to the online support pages of many popular brands.
- Channel Master Antennas
- DISH Network DTVPAL
- Elemental (Includes Channel Scan Video Instructions)
- Funai (Includes support manuals for Sylvania, Emerson, Durabrand, Symphonic and Funai television sets)
- Insignia (Includes YouTube Video)
- Insignia NS-DXA1-APT
- Magnavox (This will redirect you to the Funai website)
- Symphonic (This will redirect you to the Funai website)