I have an annoyng problem I’m interested in either solving it or at least learning more about.
We have Charter TV service. Of our 3 TVs, only one has a cable box. The problem is happening with our Panasonic TC-L32U22 TV, which is one of the TVs that doesn’t have the HD cable box.
When I scan to add channels with the TC-L32U22, I will get about 40 digital channels, and about the same # of analog. I then go back in and manually remove a bunch of channels we aren’t interested in, plus duplicate stations. So far so good.
However, when I turn the TV back on throughout the week, I notice that there are blank channels which just appear. They appear in the 95.1 - 116.1 neighborhood. When flip onto one of them, on the black screen the words “scrambled program” appear, and nothing else.
I then write down the numbers, there are usually between 5 and 10 of them, I go to the menu, and manually remove them.
Before too long, more “scrambled programs” will return. Possibly the same numbers, or sometimes elsewhere: 98.1, 98.2, 98.3 etc. for example.
I have solved the issue somewhat by having my channel changer mode set to “Favorites.” However, the Favorites List only has space for 30 channels, so it is an imperfect fix. I can’t fit everything on the list I’d like to.
It’s not the end of the world, but it’s kind of a pain. Our old Samsung tx-62045 from 1997 does not create these annoying empty channels. If anyone else has this issue, or knowledge of it, I’d be curious to hear about this.