07-10-2020 07:37 PM in
First time posting here as I bought this TV on Monday. Amongst a few other problems I've noticed in the short space of time I've had it.. (Game Motion Plus Off makes colours more washed out - Game motion plus on causes stuttering/juddering in FIFA) The most obvious one appears to be that it wont find any normal terrestrial channels.
None at all. Zero!
It only finds the 70 channels from Samsung plus tv.
No BBC, no ITV, nothing else free to air.
It's only now coming to my attension through a lot of sifting through these and other forums, that this tv might need a dedicated aerial to tune in freeview channels. Is this correct? I haven't been able to find anything concrete, no matter that I search. Currently I'm just plugging in the cable from the tv wall port in my room directly into the tv.
Nothing is found when scanning and manual tuning is greyed out and unable to be used, no matter what I've tried.
Plugged the cable back into my old Sony and rescanned, picked up all the old freeview channels fine. Still nothing on the Samsung.
Is this just an oversight on my part, and samsung assumes everyone has Sky/Virgin/Cable these days and the tv isn't freeview ready? Forgot that was even a thing if I'm honest! lol
09-10-2020 11:33 AM in
09-10-2020 11:59 AM in
Oh dear I was hoping you had solved it. I have been all over the web trying to find answers unsuccessfully. Samsung themselves seem unclear. Freeview says newer Samsung tvs don't have it built in but sales staff and one person who has a q95t say 2020 models do. I wonder if they mean Freesat not Freeview, Would be interesting to hear what they tell you! I was looking at q95t but also others. Am really struggling with this as do not want to buy a tv and find it doesn't work unless I start subscribing to Sky and but boxes/satellite dishes etc!
09-10-2020 03:07 PM in
09-10-2020 03:36 PM in
That's good to hear that you like it so far but surely to get Netflix, etc you are subscribed to something like Sky, etc? I thought from what you said originally that you did not subscribe to any packages so were trying to tune in just Freeview channels. I just have BT broadband so no other way of picking up signals apart from wifi and/or my ordinary outside tv aerial.
09-01-2022 07:36 PM in
Hi all . I looked on Freeview’s website and they confirmed that Samsung TVs made later than 2016 no longer have built in Freeview. I currently live in UK and subscribe to Virgin Media have had a Q90 series set since Spring 2021 and because I have virgin never considered that it wouldn’t have it to be fair. Anyway fast forward to 2022 and with the cost of living going up was thinking of knocking virgin on the head to save £100 per month . However may have to look at alternatives as my husband loves forces TV as they show all the tv shows from our youth like Man from Atlantis . We can watch on the virgin app and on a smaller bedroom yv but not our very expensive 4k 70” tv in our sitting room ( a bit annoying) anyway staff selling Samsung sets should be aware of this and asking customers if they will be watching through a subscription box or with Freeview in mind . Disappointing of Samsung to remove this feature though .