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Live TV Setup and Use - HDTV/Netcast/webOS 1.0/webOS 2.0

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Live TV Setup and Use - TV

Setting up your new TV is fun and exciting! Use the information in this article to assist with setting up your channels, using the Universal Remote Control (on select models), and using advanced Live TV features depending on your model. Start by choosing your TV type below.


Quick Start Guide - Live TV Setup (webOS)

How do you receive your Live TV signal?

First, connect the coaxial cable from your antenna or cable wall-jack to the back of your TV, as shown below.
Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then navigate to Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Tuning.
Select Auto Tuning.
The TV will begin scanning for Digital/Analog Antenna channels and Digital/Analog Cable channels.
To skip a certain signal type, click the Skip button when that section begins.

Note: To use the Advanced Live TV Features, you cannot skip any sections.

When the scan is complete, click the Done button.
You may also wish to Add/Remove channels manually. From Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Tuning, choose Manual Tuning.

Note: This will Add/Remove channels from the entire TV.

Select the signal type you wish to modify.
Click the Channel button in the bottom-left to open a full channel list, then select the channel you wish to modify.
Click the Add/Remove button to toggle the channel state.
If you want to Add/Delete channels only for certain users, or to take advantage of the favorites list, navigate to Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Manager.
Select an Edit Mode from the top-right before choosing channels.
Move channels between the two lists by clicking a channel, then clicking the appropriate center button (depending on which way the channel will move).
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First, connect the Set-Top Box to your TV as shown below, and notate the TV's port number that you use (i.e. HDMI 1). Use HDMI for the easiest setup and best results.
Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then click the Inputs  button. Choose the input you connected your Set-Top Box to.
Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then click the More Apps button in the bottom-right.
Click on Device Connector.

Note: You need to scroll over to find the correct app. To do so, move the Magic Remote pointer to the bottom-right of the screen.

Select Set-Top Box.
Choose the input your Set-Top Box is connected to from the left list. Then click Next near the top-right.
For best results, make sure the Set-Top Box is within 3 feet of the TV, and that there are no obstructions between your remote and the Set-Top Box. Click Next when these conditions are satisfied.
Choose your Service Provider from the list, then click Next near the top-right. If you don't see your Service Provider, click Change Location and make sure you enter the correct zip code.

Note: Service Providers that are not listed, are not supported by the Universal Control feature.

Choose the manufacturer of the Set-Top Box, then click Next. The Box manufacturer may be different than your Service Provider. Inspect the Set-Top Box to make sure.
Test the buttons shown. If any of them don't work, change the Remote Type. Once you find a Remote Type where All buttons work, click Next.
Confirm that the information shown is all correct, then click Next.
Confirm that your channel list is correct, then click Next.
Click Done, then your Set-Top Box Universal Control setup is complete. Use the 1 2 3/Q. Menu  button on your remote to access the On-Screen Remote. Click the Arrow button at the bottom of the On-Screen remote for additional remote buttons.
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Advanced Live TV Features (webOS)

Move your Magic Remote pointer to the top of the screen to bring up the current channel information. From here, use the Live Menu button to access the Live TV advanced features.
Click Recommended for access to recommendations based on popularity and user history.
In order to use this feature, you'll need to complete the smart wizard.

Note: This is a different process than Auto Tuning, and will require you to complete Auto Tuning during the wizard (even if you have completed it previously). Do not skip any sections during the Auto Tuning process in this wizard.

Once the Smart Wizard has been completed, recommended content will appear in this list. The title, channel, and an accompanying image of the program will be presented.
Click a Recommended item to view information about the program. Click the Arrow highlighted in the image below for additional information, such as a Synopsis, Recommended Digital Downloads, a Schedule of additional times the program will be shown, the Next Program to be shown on that network, and information about the Cast of the program.
Click the Recommended or Live Menu icons to the left of the information screen to go back (or press the Back button on your Magic Remote).
Use the Type button shown below to arrange content by type, such as Movies, TV Shows, Comedy, etc.
Click the type or types of content you wish to have displayed in the list below. Make sure there is a Check Mark next to each of your desired categories, then click the X in the top-right.
Use the Filter button shown below to arrange content by quality, either Standard Definition or High Definition.
Click the quality or qualities of content you wish to have displayed in the list below. Make sure there is a Check Mark next to each of your desired categories, then click the X in the top-right.
If you believe new content may be available that isn't shown, click the Refresh button to check again.
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Move your Magic Remote pointer to the top of the screen to bring up the current channel information. From here, click anywhere at the top Except the Live Menu button to access additional information about the current program.
From here you can click the Info button to view more detailed information about the current program. Use the arrows near the left or right to change time slots, so you can see what may be on next (or go back if already viewing the next show). Use the arrows near the top and bottom of the info screen to change channels (You can also use the Ch Up button, or the Scroll Wheel).
To access additional channel related features, move the Magic Remote to the top of the screen, then click the Live Menu button.
From the Live Menu, click Channels.
In order to use this feature, you'll need to complete the smart wizard.

Note: This is a different process than Auto Tuning, and will require you to complete Auto Tuning during the wizard (even if you have completed it previously). Do not skip any sections during the Auto Tuning process in this wizard.

Once the Smart Wizard is complete, you can use the Channels feature to view program information from all of the programmed channels. Click an item to tune to that channel, then click the small i icon to the right in order to view information about the program.
If available, information about the program will be displayed.
From the main Channels screen, click the right-facing arrow to view a list of content that will be on Next.
Use the Filter button shown below to arrange content by Favorites lists.
Click the Favorite or Favorites lists you wish to have displayed below. Make sure there is a Check Mark next to each of your desired categories, then click the X in the top-right.
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Adding/Removing Channels (webOS)

*For Set-Top Box connections, these steps may need to be performed through the box itself. Contact your Service Provider for additional details.

Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then navigate to Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Tuning.
Choose Manual Tuning.

Note: This will Add/Remove channels from the entire TV.

Select the signal type you wish to modify.
Click the Channel button in the bottom-left to open a full channel list, then select the channel you wish to modify.
Click the Add button if the channel has not already been added.
Click the Delete button to remove a previously added channel.
If you want to Add/Delete channels only for certain users, or to take advantage of the favorites list, navigate to Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Manager, then select an Edit Mode from the top-right before choosing channels.
Choose a channel from the left, then click the right-pointing center button, to hide the channel.
Choose a channel from the right, then click the left-pointing center button, to show the channel.
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Quick Start Guide - Live TV Setup (webOS 2.0)

How do you receive your Live TV signal?

First, connect the coaxial cable from your antenna or cable wall-jack to the back of your TV, as shown below.
Press and hold the Settings  button on your remote, then navigate to Channels > Channel Tuning.
Select Auto Tuning.
The TV will begin scanning for Digital/Analog Antenna channels and Digital/Analog Cable channels.
To skip a certain signal type, click the Skip button when that section begins.

Note: To use the Advanced Live TV Features, you cannot skip any sections.

When the scan is complete, click the Done button.
You may also wish to Add/Remove channels manually. From Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Tuning, choose Manual Tuning.

Note: This will Add/Remove channels from the entire TV.

Select the signal type you wish to modify.
Click the Channel button in the bottom-left to open a full channel list, then select the channel you wish to modify.
Click the Add/Remove button to toggle the channel state.
If you want to Add/Delete channels only for certain users, or to take advantage of the favorites list, navigate to Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Manager.
Select an Edit Mode from the top-right before choosing channels.
Move channels between the two lists by clicking a channel, then clicking the appropriate center button (depending on which way the channel will move).
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First, connect the Set-Top Box to your TV as shown below, and notate the TV's port number that you use (i.e. HDMI 1). Use HDMI for the easiest setup and best results.
Press the Input  button on your remote, then choose the input you connected your Set-Top Box to.
Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then click the More Apps button in the bottom-right.
Click on Device Connector.

Note: You need to scroll over to find the correct app. To do so, move the Magic Remote pointer to the bottom-right of the screen.

Select Set-Top Box.
Choose the input your Set-Top Box is connected to from the left list. Then click Next near the top-right.
For best results, make sure the Set-Top Box is within 3 feet of the TV, and that there are no obstructions between your remote and the Set-Top Box. Click Next when these conditions are satisfied.
Choose your Service Provider from the list, then click Next near the top-right. If you don't see your Service Provider, click Change Location and make sure you enter the correct zip code.

Note: Service Providers that are not listed, are not supported by the Universal Control feature.

Choose the manufacturer of the Set-Top Box, then click Next. The Box manufacturer may be different than your Service Provider. Inspect the Set-Top Box to make sure.
Test the buttons shown. If any of them don't work, change the Remote Type. Once you find a Remote Type where All buttons work, click Next.
Confirm that the information shown is all correct, then click Next.
Confirm that your channel list is correct, then click Next.
Click Done, then your Set-Top Box Universal Control setup is complete. Use the 1 2 3/Q. Menu  button on your remote to access the On-Screen Remote. Click the Arrow button at the bottom of the On-Screen remote for additional remote buttons.
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Advanced Live TV Features (webOS 2.0)

Press and hold the Settings  button on your remote, then navigate to Channels > My Channels, and make sure it is set to On.
Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote to open the Launcher Bar, then click the My Channels tab.
To add the channel you're Currently on to the My Channels area, click the Plus tab.
Once the channel is added to this section, you can either click the tab to tune to the channel, or click the top-pointing arrow above the tab to modify it.
Possible modifications include moving the tab to the left or right (by simply moving your Magic Remote), or removing the tab from My Channels by clicking the skull/x icon.
From the Live TV screen (only a TV program displayed on the screen), move the Magic Remote pointer to the top of the screen to view information about the current program. Click anywhere in the top area for additional info, or click the arrow icon on the right to view future programming.
For additional channel related features, move the Magic Remote pointer to the right-side of the screen, then click the Channels  icon.
A list of currently available TV programming will be displayed. Click a title to tune to that program, or click the i icon to view additional information about the program.
Click the Next icon near the top to view a list of programs that will be on during the Next time slot.
Clicking the Information icon for a program will display detailed information, including an Image representing the show (if available), the Broadcasting Station, the Rating, a Synopsis, Additional Times the program will be shown (within 24 hours), and Other Programs that will be shown on the broadcasting station (in the next 24 hours).
For future programming, click the Reminder  icon (shown below), then choose how often you would like to be reminded that this show is starting. Click Done to set the reminder, Cancel to discard it and exit.
You may also wish to Filter the displayed programming to show only specific Favorites lists. Click the Filter  icon (shown below) to set filter options.
Click the Favorite or Favorites lists you wish to have displayed below. Make sure there is a Check Mark next to each of your desired categories, then click the X in the top-right.
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Either press the Home/Smart  button on your remote to bring up the Launcher Bar, then choose the Guide app. Or from the Channels feature, click the Guide  icon as shown below.
The Guide will display current and future Live TV programming. It provides a description and preview at the top for any program that is clicked.
Use the arrows above the Date or Time to view programming that will air in the future.
Currently tuned programming will have writing that appears in LG Red, hovering over content will highlight it LG Red, and reminders that are currently set will have the Flag icon next to it.
If you click on a program that is currently being aired, but on a different channel than the one you're currently tuned to, an option will appear to either Preview or Watch the program. Choosing Preview will preview the program at the top, displaying the program in the small window and providing information about it to the right.
If you click a program that will be aired in the future, an option to set a Reminder will appear. Click the Reminder button to set the reminder options.
You may also wish to filter the displayed channels so that only certain Favorites lists are shown. Click the Filter  icon in the top-right to set these options.
Click the Favorite or Favorites lists you wish to have displayed below. Make sure there is a Check Mark next to each of your desired categories, then click the X in the top-right.
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Move your Magic Remote pointer to the left side of the screen, then click the Recommended  icon. If switching from the Channels feature, click the Recommended  icon as shown below. This will show recommended programming that is currently playing on some channel.
Fill in the circle next to Upcoming to view recommended programming that will air in the future.
Use the Search  icon to search for specific programs.
Use the On-Screen keyboard to type the name of the program you wish to search for.

Note: Using the Voice Search feature of your Magic Remote will perform this search as part of it's Complete Search.

Click the Filter  icon to filter the displayed content by Resolution (Standard Definition, High Definition), or Genre (Movie, TV Show, Comedy, etc.).
Click the Resolution and/or Genre options you wish to have displayed. Make sure there is a Check Mark next to each of your desired categories, then click the X in the top-right.
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Adding/Removing Channels (webOS 2.0)

*For Set-Top Box connections, these steps may need to be performed through the box itself. Contact your Service Provider for additional details.

Press and hold the Settings  button on your remote, then navigate to Channels > Channel Tuning.
Choose Manual Tuning.

Note: This will Add/Remove channels from the entire TV.

Select the signal type you wish to modify.
Click the Channel button in the bottom-left to open a full channel list, then select the channel you wish to modify.
Click the Add button if the channel has not already been added.
Click the Delete button to remove a previously added channel.
If you want to Add/Delete channels only for certain users, or to take advantage of the favorites list, navigate to Settings > Quick > Channels > Channel Manager, then select an Edit Mode from the top-right before choosing channels.
Choose a channel from the left, then click the right-pointing center button, to hide the channel.
Choose a channel from the right, then click the left-pointing center button, to show the channel.
Back Next Home

Quick Start Guide - Live TV Setup (Netcast)

How do you receive your Live TV signal?

First, connect the coaxial cable from your antenna or cable wall-jack to the back of your TV, as shown below.
Next, Navigate to Settings > Channel > Auto Tuning.
Click Start to begin searching for available channels.
During the search, you may choose Next to skip the current signal type. This is useful when using only the cable jack OR an antenna, so you can save time by skipping the search in sections that don't apply to you. i.e. For antenna only, there is no reason to search for cable channels.
When the search is complete, click Done.
You may need to fine-tune using Settings > Channel > Manual Tuning.
Use this to adjust specific channels. This may be useful if there is a specific channel you expect to have from your antenna that your TV didn't find during the Auto Tuning process. Choose the channel you expect to have, choose Add, then adjust your antenna until it comes in clearly.
To set up channel filtering, such as Favorite Channels, Locked/Blocked Channels, or Add/Delete Channels from being shown at all, use the Settings > Channel > Channel Edit.
Choose which channels you want to modify, then choose the appropriate action by pressing the colored button on your remote that corresponds to the buttons shown near the bottom-right of the screen..
Once you're ready to start watching TV, press the Info button on your remote to get information about each program.

Note: Availability of program information may vary depending on the channel/broadcast signal.

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First, connect the Set-Top Box to your TV as shown below, and notate the TV's port number that you use (i.e. HDMI 1). Use HDMI for the easiest setup and best results.
Press the Home/Smart  button on your remote, then click the Input List icon near the bottom-left.
Choose the input that corresponds to the port number you notated in step one (where the Set-Top Box is plugged in).
If you have the standard remote (shown in the image with an X over it), your TV is configured and you will use your Set-Top Box remote to control channels.
If you have a Magic Remote (shown with O), continue for information on configuring the remote to control the Set-Top Box.

Note: Some Set-Top Boxes may not be compatible with universal control.

Press the 1 2 3/Q. Menu  button on your remote to bring up the On-Screen Remote, then click the To Set button.

Note: After this setup process, use the On-Screen Remote to control your Set-Top Box.

If the To Set button is not shown, you may have set up another Universal Control. Navigate to the Settings  button at the top; the To Set button should now be shown.
Make sure the Set-Top Box is within 3 feet of the TV for the best results. Make sure the front of the Set-Top Box is visible from where you're sitting. Once you've met these conditions, click Start.
Select Set-Top Box as your device type.

Note: Only one Universal Control can be set for each device type. If you have connected another Set-Top Box in the past, you may need to remove it from the TV's memory first. Visit the Troubleshooting section for details.

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Select the input that the Set-Top Box is connected to, then click OK.
Based on the zip code programmed into your TV (you may have entered it during the initial setup), a list of service providers will be presented. If the location is incorrect, change it using the Zip Code button. When the location is correct, choose your Service Provider, then click OK.
Use the test buttons to make sure they control your Set-Top Box. If they don't, use the arrows to change the Remote Model. Once you find the remote model where All buttons work, click OK.
The Universal Control setup is complete! You may want to click Set-Top Box channel Connection to view the channel list that the TV received, to make sure it matches the channel list for your Service Provider.
Click OK once you confirm the channels are correct.
To set up an additional device for Universal Control (such as a Blu-ray Player or Home Theater), click Additional device setting.
Otherwise, click the Complete button to exit the setup wizard.
Use the 1 2 3/Q. Menu  button on your remote to access the On-Screen Remote. Click the Arrow button at the bottom for additional remote buttons.
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Advanced Features (Netcast)

Channel Edit
  1. Navigate to Settings > Channel > Channel Edit.
  2. Use the tabs across the top to choose the channel Type. These include Digital/Analog antenna and Digital/Analog Cable signal types.
  3. Choose a channel to modify.
  4. Use the Single Dot button at the bottom of your remote to toggle Add/Delete.
  5. Press OK on your remote, while a channel is highlighted, to switch to that channel.
  6. Press OK on your remote, while Close is highlighted, to exit.

Adding/Removing Channels (Netcast)

*For Set-Top Box connections, these steps may need to be performed through the box itself. Contact your Service Provider for additional details.

To Add a channel to the tuner (not currently recognized by the TV), or Delete a channel completely (will not appear anywhere on the TV), navigate to Settings > Channel > Manual Tuning.
Use the arrows to tune to the channel you wish to modify. This may be useful if using an antenna which didn't find a certain channel. Add it using this menu, then adjust your antenna until it comes in clearly.
To add/delete(show/hide) a channel from being shown under certain circumstances (but still have it remain in the TV's master list), navigate to Settings > Channel > Channel Edit.

Note: You may wish to hide channels for parent control purposes, or show channels in special menus such as favorites.

Select the channel or channels you wish to show/hide, then use the Colored Button on your remote that corresponds to the action you wish to perform. Actions are displayed in the bottom-right.
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Quick Start Guide (HDTV)

Auto Tuning
  1. Navigate to Settings > Channel > Auto Tuning.
  2. Press OK on your remote, while Yes is highlighted, to start the scan.
  3. You may skip a channel type by pressing OK on your remote while Next is highlighted.
  4. Once complete, the TV will exit the menu and display Live TV.
  5. Exit any time by pressing OK on your remote while Close is highlighted.

Manual Tuning
  1. Navigate to Settings > Channel > Manual Tuning.
  2. Use the arrows, either on your remote or on screen, to choose the channel Type. These include Digital/Analog antenna and Digital/Analog Cable signal types.
  3. Use the arrows, either on your remote or on screen, to choose the channel Number.
  4. Use the Add/Delete button to either add or delete a specific channel.
  5. Press OK on your remote, while Close is highlighted, to exit.

Advanced Features (HDTV)

Channel Edit
  1. Navigate to Settings > Channel > Channel Edit.
  2. Use the tabs across the top to choose the channel Type. These include Digital/Analog antenna and Digital/Analog Cable signal types.
  3. Choose a channel to modify.
  4. Use the Single Dot button at the bottom of your remote to toggle Add/Delete.
  5. Press OK on your remote, while a channel is highlighted, to switch to that channel.
  6. Press OK on your remote, while Close is highlighted, to exit.

Adding/Removing Channels (HDTV)

Set-Top Box
  1. Connect your Set-Top Box to the TV. Use HDMI for the easiest and highest quality installation.
  2. Use the Input button on your remote to choose the input that corresponds to the port you connected the Set-Top Box to.
  3. Use the Set-Top Box's remote to control channels and features.
  4. For additional assistance with channels, channel guide, on-demand, pay-per-view, or any other issues not related to the TV's display, contact your Service Provider.

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