Article ID : 00115215 / Last Modified : 07/06/2022

How to tune or retune a Sony Android TV or Google TV: Cable/Terrestrial (Antenna)/Analogue

    Before you start

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    Use the arrow buttons on your remote to navigate around the TV menu.Select options by pressing the "Plus" button. This is the round button in the centre of the circular Menu area of your remote.

    Digital tuning

    Google TV

    1. Press the  Quick Settings button on the remote control.
      • Alternatively, you can use the arrow keys on your remote to go to the tabs at the top of the screen, then all the way to the right. Select Settings from the list.
    2. Select  Settings.
    3. Select Channel & Inputs → Channels → Channel setup → Auto tuning → Digital*.
      • (*) Instead of selecting Digital, you might have to select a different option depending on your service provider. 
      • Your TV might ask for a PIN code after you've selected Auto tuning
    4. Select Set up.
    5. Start channel scan for Digital, select Next.

    Note: If the message “Selected channel is scrambled or cannot be decoded. Please check that the CA module and smart card are properly inserted” appears when you select a channel after the tuning is done, depending on the provider, you may need to insert the CI+ Module (CAM card) into the slot available on the backside of the TV.


     Android TV

    1. Press the [HOME] button on the remote control.
    2. Select  Settings.
    3. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • The next steps will depend on your TV menu options. Your TV might ask you to enter a PIN code if you've set one. 
        • Select Watching TV → Channel setup → Auto tuning → Digital.
        • Select Watching TV → Channels → Channel setup → Auto tuning → Digital.
        • Select Watching TV → Channels → Channel setup → Digital setup → Digital tuning → Digital auto tuning.
        • Select Channel setup → Digital setup → Digital tuning → Digital auto tuning.
    4. When asked "Do you want to start Auto Tuning?", select Yes. Some TVs ask for a PIN code or a confirmation. 
    5. Make your selection between Antenna (Terrestrial) or Cable.
      When selecting Antenna the auto tuning for Antenna starts at this point
    6. If Cable was selected in the previous step, the menu for Cable tuning will now appear.
      You may choose to set Scan Type, Frequency or Network ID manually according to specific network parameters, received from your broadcast provider.
      If you have not received anything, we recommend using the default settings:
      • Operator: Select the name of your broadcast provider from the list
      • Network ID: Auto
      • Frequency: Auto
      • Scan type: Quick scan
    7. If the scan does not find any or all channels, you may try to change the Scan Type setting to Full scan.
      IMPORTANT: It may take an hour or longer when selecting Full scan to tune your TV. If you have problems with the Cable tuning procedure, please check with your provider as they may use different settings.
    8. Proceed by selecting Start.
    9. The TV will now start tuning. A confirmation message will appear once completed.

    Note: If the message “Signal cannot be decoded” appears when you select a channel after the tuning is done, depending on the provider, you may need to insert the CI+ Module (CAM card) into the slot available on the backside of the TV.


    Analogue tuning

     Google TV

     Android TV


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