Article ID : 00166659 / Last Modified : 11/12/2020

How to select or change the TV channel

    This article will provide you with the basic information on how to change the channel on the TV when you are using the TV tuner to watch TV programs. Using the TV tuner means that you either have an antenna connected to the TV or a cable connected to the TV direct from the wall (no cable box). This also means that you do not have a satellite receiver or a cable box connected to the TV.

    Note: If you have a satellite receiver or a cable box connected to your TV, use the remote control that came with the satellite receiver or the cable box to change the channels.

    Most TVs have few methods in changing the channel. The channel or TV program can be changed by using the TV remote control, the channel buttons on the TV itself, or for some specific model, the Discover feature.

    Using the TV remote control

    You can change the channel or program using the Channel buttons or the numeric keypad on the remote control.

    Notes:

    • To help you easily locate the number keypad or the channel buttons in a dim room or low visibility environment, most remote controls have a tactile bump or dot on the number 5 key and the Channel + button.
    • The Jump button allows you to jump back and forth between two channels or inputs.

    Using the TV Channel buttons

    You can change the channel or TV program using the Channel buttons on the TV set.