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NEXTGEN TV is coming soon. Here is everything you need to know

If you use an antenna to watch TV for free, you may need to rescan your television at that time in order to continue receiving certain channels.
Credit: NEXTGEN TV

HARTFORD, Conn. — NEXTGEN TV is the latest in digital television technology and FOX61 and CW20, along with others in the Hartford area, are upgrading their signal on October 12 at 12 p.m.

If you use an antenna to watch TV for free, you may need to rescan your television at that time in order to continue receiving certain channels. Cable and satellite viewers are not affected by this upgrade.

For more information, visit watchnextgentv.com.

HOW TO RESCAN YOUR ANTENNA TV?

Rescanning is when your TV finds all of the available channels in your area. You do not need to purchase new equipment or services to rescan.

1. Select Scan or Autotune from you TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process.

Your TV will do the rest. This process usually takes a few minutes to complete.

Once the rescan is complete, you will still find FOX61 and CW20 on the same channel number as before. If you have rescanning difficulties, you can usually find instructions by selecting the “Set-Up” or “Menu” button on your television or converter box remote control.

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Here are some answers to FAQs about NEXTGEN TV.

WHAT IS NEXTGEN TV?

NEXTGEN TV (also known as ATSC 3.0) is the latest digital television technology. With NEXTGEN TV, you can immerse yourself in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that’ll make you feel like you’re really there. You can feel the power of movie theater-quality sound that lets you hear every voice clearly and offers consistent volume across channels.

NEXTGEN TV, when combined with an internet connection, can merge broadcast TV with content from broadband sources such as live sports, events, news and more, in real time. With NEXTGEN TV, the TV you buy today is designed to be upgradeable with the advances of tomorrow.

Features include:

Brilliant Video

With NEXTGEN TV, you can immerse yourself in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that’ll make you feel like you’re really there. NEXTGEN TV video capabilities include 4K, UHD, and HDR.

Enhanced Audio

NEXTGEN TV provides consistent volume across channels while Voice + dialogue enhancement allows you to hear every voice clearly. Voice + is available to viewers the moment the NEXTGEN TV set up. NEXTGEN TV uses the Dolby AC-4 audio codec.

Interactive & Personalized Content 

NEXTGEN TV will be enhanced with internet content to get the most out of live sports, live news, live events and more, in real-time. With NEXTGEN TV, local stations can personalize their news, sports, live events and shows with interactive features.

Upgradable for the Future

The NEXTGEN TV you buy today is designed to be upgradable with the advancements of tomorrow. TV manufacturers are able to update NEXTGEN TV sets connected to the internet to accommodate emerging NEXTGEN TV features that will be launched by broadcasters.

DO I NEED AN ANTENNA?

Yes, you’ll initially need an antenna to receive free, local channels that are broadcasting NEXTGEN TV. Standards are also being developed so that cable companies can also offer NEXTGEN TV services in the future.

DO I NEED INTERNET ACCESS?

While you can certainly receive NEXTGEN TV without being connected to the internet, most people who bring home a new NEXTGEN TV will connect to broadband internet so they can enjoy the rich assortment of shows that are streamed to viewers. If you’re connected to the internet, NEXTGEN TV will deliver an even better experience that will be enhanced over time.

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