Information about USA and Canadian channel numbering in the
An ATSC channel has two part channel number:
— Major channel number
— Minor channel number
In most situations the major channel number is same for both analog and digital channels (It is equal to the
NTSC channel number for existing broadcasters.)
A minor channel number of zero is used for a broadcaster's analog channel.
Channel Numbering Example
Original NTSC Channels for Des Moines (via antenna):
— 5, 8, 11, 13, 17
Possible NTSC + ATSC Channels for Des Moines (via antenna):
— 5-0, 8-0, 11-0, 13-0, 17-0 (channel numbers for existing analog channels)
— 5-1, 5-2, 8-1, 8-2, 8-3,8-4, 13-1 (channel numbers for digital channels)
In Canada, ATSC digital reception areas via antenna are limited. However digital coverage via cable or satellite
is widespread (digital cable or satellite receiver required).
Using the Channel up/down buttons (CH+ or CH-)
Press the CH+ or CH- to cycle among available channels found.
Using the direct select buttons (0-9 and dash buttons)
Press the number buttons (0-9) and the dash button (-) to go directly to a channel.
For example, if you want to select channel 8-3, just key in '8', '-', '3' on the remote control.
When you use the number buttons, you can directly select any channel within the channel range .
In some situations virtual channel numbers have no correspondence to physical frequencies.
To select an analog channel, you may directly input its major channel number. It is unnecessary to input the
minor channel number of zero.
Press this button to switch between the current channel and the last viewed channel.
Major channel number
Minor channel number