How to Retune – Samsung TV Guide

If you’ve just got yourself a new Samsung TV, then you’ll want to make sure that it’s tuned in properly. And likewise, if you’ve already got a Samsung smart TV at home, then there will come points where you need to retune it.

Fortunately, retuning a Samsung TV is actually very easy and straightforward for you to do. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes, and then, you can be back to watching your favourite shows with Samsung TV Plus.

We’re going to have a look how you can retune a Samsung TV quickly without any hassle.

How to Retune: Samsung TV

If you’re looking to retune your Samsung TV, then this is actually quite simple for you to do. All you need to do is;

  1. Switch your television on, and go to the Menu option on your remote control.
  2. You’ll want to go down and select the Aerial symbol, and then press Auto store.
  3. Doing this should start the retuning process. This shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes.
  4. And that’s it! After your Samsung TV is retuned, you’re going to want to check all the channels on your television to make sure that they’ve installed properly.

This is the simple guide on how you can retune your Samsung TV. It’s fairly straightforward for you to do so, and it’s very quick to do this as well.

The guide above should work for the majority of Samsung smart TVs that are out there, and if not, then the same guide will likely apply to other models too – there may just be different words used on older Samsung TVs instead.

Why you need to retune your TV


Most of us with have to retune our televisions at some point during their lifetime, but it’s not always easy to understand exactly why we have to do this.

The truth is that there are a few reasons why you might need to retune your television. The main one at the moment in the UK is that the company may have changed the frequency channel that the channels are being broadcast on.

If this is the case, a simple retune can change the frequencies that you’re using to match the new ones that’s being broadcast. The provider may also simply change the number that each channel is working on their set top box with, which can be easily fixed with a retune.

As well as this, there may be new channels being added into the service, which needs you to add those channels into your TV guide. There are a few reasons you may need to retune, but usually you won’t need to do this more than a few times a year, if that.

Samsung TV Tuning Problems

Now, whilst this auto-tuning method will work for the majority of people, it doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have any problems whatsoever. If you do have an issue, then I’ll try to touch on what that might be in this next section.

I want to manually tune my channels

You don’t have to use the auto-tuner with your Samsung TV to get your channels working – you can also look at them all individually as well. All you need to do is go to Channels and then Manual Tuning. This might be in your Expert Settings if you have a newer TV model.

Then, you can run through each of the channels individually and see the frequency that all of the channels are working on separately. You’ll be able to see the channel, its frequency and the overall signal quality that you’re getting as well. If your signal quality isn’t good, then you can adjust it accordingly.

I haven’t got all of my channels

If you’re not receiving all of the channels that you should be on your Samsung TV, then there’s generally only a few things that can cause this.

First things first, you’re going to want to turn the television off at the mains, wait a minute and turn it back on again. This may fix the problem. If it doesn’t, then have a look at all the cables at the back of your television and make sure they’re entered in the right spot, including your aerial.

If neither of these is the problem, then you’ll want to check on the aerial you’re using with your TV. For indoor aerials, this is pretty easy to do. But for outdoor aerials, you’ll either need to get someone else in to do it for you, to try and have a look yourself.

It could be a simple aerial fault causing the problem, but make sure to try everything else here before you check the aerial itself.

I’m getting bad reception on my TV

For those that are getting bad reception, then you should go ahead and try the methods above to fix the problem. Giving your TV a manual retune could be a good solution to the issue, as well as restarting your television too.

As well as this, you’re going to want to make sure that there’s nothing interfering with your television signal as well. This could be any of the electronics around your home, from your doorbell to your washing machine – just make sure they’re not within close proximity.

Plus, for best practice you’ll want to check your TV aerial as well if you’re using one. Cable or satellite users won’t need to worry about doing this.

What is digital TV (DTT)?

You might see something referred to as digital TV, which can be a little bit confusing if you’re based in the UK. But don’t worry – all DTT stands for is digital terrestrial television, or digital TV for short.

In the UK, this is what we call Freeview. A few decades ago, it was simply the main 5 channels of BBC One and Two, ITV and Channel 4 & 5. Over time, newer alternatives have been added to the channel list to give us more variety to watch.


All in all, it’s actually pretty easy for you to tune your Samsung TV into the channels that you want. This will all depend on the model of TV that you’ve opted for.

But for the most part, things are pretty straightforward and can be done within the main menu of the television itself. Getting used to the menu button and the settings is a good idea on any new TV that you buy.

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