The E1200 does not have a digital readout. When assigning channels, you would cycle power and then reset the unit to either “Cable” or “Antenna” setting. If on cable by default the unit will be on 65. To change channels you hold the select button for 3 seconds until the power LED flashes then you start clicking the channel up button. You will need to count and keep track of what number you are on. Once you have selected the channel you want click the select button again to save. The same applies to the antenna setting. By default it will start on channel 14. The E1200 manual has a chart that lables how many times you would press the button to get to the appropriate channel you want assigned.