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How to watch CBS 2 in Chicago; Rescanning for new NEXTGEN TV signal

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The future of television is now at CBS 2 News Chicago, with a better signal and brilliant picture.   

This station moved frequencies to upgrade its signal to NEXTGEN TV on February 5. If you use an antenna to watch TV, you now must rescan your television to continue receiving this channel. After this date, viewers with a NEXTGEN TV receiver will get an enhanced viewing experience. To learn more about the benefits of NEXTGEN TV, visit Cable, satellite and streaming viewers are not affected.

How to Rescan 

If you rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air television, you must rescan your TV to continue to receive CBS 2 Chicago.

Rescanning is when your TV finds all the available channels in your area. You do not need to purchase new equipment or services to rescan. If you are a cable, satellite or streaming subscriber, a rescan is not required.

How to Rescan Your Antenna TV 

  1. Select Scan or Autotune from your TV or converter box control menu to start the scanning process
  2. Your TV will do the rest. This process usually takes a few minutes to complete. 

Once your rescan is complete, you will still find CBS 2 on the same channel number as before. If you have rescanning difficulties, you can usually find instructions by selecting the "Set-Up" or "Menu" button on your television or converter box remote control. You can also consult the TV or converter box owner's manual for detailed instructions on how to run a channel scan or contact customer service for your TV or converter box manufacturer  


NEXTGEN TV (also known as ATSC 3.0) is the latest digital television technology. It combines over-the-air broadcast with the internet. Features of NEXTGEN TV include:

Brilliant Video

With NEXTGEN TV, you can immerse yourself in stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast that'll make you feel like you're really there. NEXTGEN TV video capabilities include 4K, UHD, and HDR.

Enhanced Audio

NEXTGEN TV provides consistent volume across channels while Voice + dialogue enhancement allows you to hear every voice clearly. Voice + is available to viewers the moment the NEXTGEN TV set up. NEXTGEN TV uses the Dolby AC-4 audio codec.

 Interactive & Personalized Content

NEXTGEN TV will be enhanced with internet content to get the most out of live sports, live news, live events and more, in real time. With NEXTGEN TV, local stations can personalize their news, sports, live events and shows with interactive features.

Upgradable for the Future

The NEXTGEN TV you buy today is designed to be upgradable with the advancements of tomorrow. TV manufacturers are able to update NEXTGEN TV sets connected to the internet to accommodate emerging NEXTGEN TV features that will be launched by broadcasters.

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