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My receiver changes channels itself

Use these tips to fix the issue of when your receiver changes channels by itself. If your channels are changing on their own, take a look at the back of your receiver. If you see a small metal antenna with a ball at the end, you are probably being affected by UHF interference.

There are two solutions to UHF interference issues.

If your remote has good line of sight to your receiver, remove the antenna.

  • This will prevent UHF signals from reaching your receiver


If your receiver does not usually have line of sight to your remote (hidden in a cabinet, behind the TV, etc.) change the remote address.

  • This maintains the UHF communication between the remote and receiver, but will tie your setup togethe
  • The method of doing this will vary by receiver and remote mode