Audiovox DTOC Owner`s manual

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Owner’s Manual
DTOC
Digital Flat Outdoor
Amplified Antenna
Safety Precautions
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Warning!
Use extreme caution when installing or removing an outdoor
antenna that is located close to overhead wires such as power
lines, telephone lines or cable TV lines. If any part of the antenna
makes contact with overhead power lines, touching the antenna
or the antenna cable can cause electrocution and death. If the
antenna is in contact with any type of overhead wires, call your
power company and ask them to send a qualified technician to
remove the antenna. Do not attempt to remove it yourself!
Important Safety Precautions...
Many do-it-yourself and professional antenna installers are
injured or killed each year by electric shock. While anyone can see
the obvious danger of falling, the most resourceful sometimes fail
to recognize overhead wires as being potentially lethal. To touch
any part of the antenna to these overhead wires is the same as
touching the wires with your bare hand. A very serious shock is
almost sure to result when contacting an electrical wire, and in
the case of primary wires on the top of poles, the shock is like
being struck by a bolt of lightning. Many power wires are within
20 to 25 feet of the ground and could easily be touched by an
assembled antenna.
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Please read and follow these important safety precautions:
• Be sure to select an antenna site well away from all overhead wires.
• Do not try to guess which overhead wires carry high voltage.
Check with the Power Company.
• If you notice anything making contact with the overhead wires,
call the Power Company to have it removed safely. Do not run
the downlead cable over power wires.
• Get help from a qualified professional when removing the old
antenna if there is any doubt of clearing overhead wires.
• Never install the antenna outdoors at night, when it is windy, or
during rain or snow.
• Make sure the antenna installation is secure.
• Do not stand on, lean on, hang from or hang anything on the
antenna once it is mounted.
Lightning Protection and Grounding
Always plug your TV and other electronics devices into a quality
surge protector for maximum protection against lightning and
power surges.
• Do not run the downlead cable over power wires.
• Make sure the antenna downlead is connected to suitable
lightning arrestors.
All outdoor antenna installations should be properly grounded. To
effectively protect the installation, the coaxial cable(s) should be
grounded before they enter the house. The grounding of
the coaxial cable is made using a “ground block” and copper
wire (not supplied). For information and the materials
needed to ground your antenna installation, visit your local
electronics store.
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About Your New TERK
DTOC Antenna
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Your TERK DTOC antenna is engineered specifically to provide
superior reception of high-definition (HDTV) and digital television
channels. The DTOC’s patented multi-directional reception
technology provides outstanding reception from any direction,
producing the clearest, cleanest signals available from a
compact, unobtrusive design that blends well with any home
decor.
The DTOC’s weatherproof, hermetically sealed housing offers
ultra-reliable performance year after year. The DTOC comes with
all necessary mounting hardware for flexible placement indoors
or outdoors.
Your DTOC Antenna Includes:
(1) DTOC Antenna
(1) Amplifier Insert
(1) Power Adapter
(1) Mounting Base
(1) Mounting Arm
(1) 100ft Coaxial Cable
Mounting Hardware:
(2) Screws
(4) Screw Covers
(2) Lock Washers
(2) Hex Nuts
(2) U-Bolts
(2) Clamps
(4) Wing Nuts
(4) Wood Screws
(1) Rubber Boot for Antenna Connector/Coaxial Cable
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Before You Start
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Before you mount the DTOC, consider the following factors in
reception performance:
• The DTOC usually performs best when mounted horizontally
• The DTOC should be mounted on the side of your house that
faces most of your local broadcast towers (See illustration
below) Visit www.antennaweb.org to see the locations of
your local broadcast towers.
• The higher the elevation of the antenna, the better the
reception performance will be.
Right
On the side of the house facing the broadcast tower
Wrong
Not on the side of the house facing the broadcast tower
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Mounting the DTOC Antenna
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The DTOC mounting bracket gives you the flexibility in mounting
the antenna. The DTOC can be mounted:
• To a surface, such as a rooftop, eaves, siding, or rafters in an
attic
OR
• To a standard mast (not included)
WARNING: Never hang anything from the DTOC; never attach foreign
objects to the DTOC.
NOTES:
• Do not install the DTOC on any metal surface, including aluminum
siding. Mounting on a metal surface will seriously degrade reception
quality.
• In most cases, the DTOC provides the best performance when
mounted outdoors in a high location (such as on the roof or high up
on the side of your house). The DTOC can also be mounted in an attic.
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1. Orient the antenna base.
Note: For best performance,
mount this antenna horizontally.
Make sure the base is oriented
correctly for the direction you
want to point the antenna. Use
the illustration on the left as a
guide.
2. Mount the base to the surface.
Find the four wood screws
included in this package. Using
these screws, attach the base to
the surface as shown here.
3. Attach the arm to the base.
Find one of the screws,
washers, and nuts included in
the package.
First, set the washer and nut
in the mounting well. Then
position the arm over the other
side of the well. Attach the arm
to the base as shown here.
4. Attach the antenna to the arm.
Find the other screw, washer,
and nut.
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First, set the washer and nut in
the antenna's mounting well.
Then position the arm over the
other side of the well. Attach
the arm to the antenna as
shown here.
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Mounting the DTOC to a surface
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5. Position and orient the
antenna.
Loosen the screws between the
arm and the base or antenna
just enough so that you can
position and orient the antenna
the way you want.
You can also adjust the
antenna's orientation on the
antenna itself. On the antenna's
underside, next to the arm,
there are two screws. Loosen
these just enough so that you
can rotate the antenna on the
arm. Once you've found the
orientation you want, tighten
these screws.
6. Tighten all screws. Attach the screw covers.
7. Skip to the "Connecting the DTOC to a TV" section to complete
installation.
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1. Orient the antenna base.
Make sure the base is oriented
correctly for the direction you
want to point the antenna. Use
the illustration on the left as a
guide.
2. Attach the clamp assemblies to
the base.
Screw Cover
Find the two U-Bolts, the four
wing nuts, and the two clamps
included in this package.
U-Bolt
Clamp
Wing Nut
Insert each U-Bolt into the base
as shown here. Then position a
clamp and two wing nuts on the
end of each of U-Bolt as shown
here.
3. Mount the base to the mast
(not included).
Slide the antenna clamp
assembly over the mast as
shown here, positioning the
mast between the clamp and
the antenna.
Position the DTOC antenna as
high as possible on the mast.
Orient the base in the direction
you want. Then tighten the
clamps and wing nuts securely
onto the mast.
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Mounting the DTOC to a standard mast
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4. Attach the arm to the base.
Find one of the screws,
washers, and nuts included in
the package.
First, set the washer and nut
in the mounting well. Then
position the arm over the other
side of the well. Attach the arm
to the base as shown here.
5. Attach the antenna to the arm.
Find the other screw, washer,
and nut.
First, set the washer and nut in
the antenna's mounting well.
Then position the arm over the
other side of the well. Attach
the arm to the antenna as
shown here.
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6. Position and orient the
antenna.
Loosen the screws between
the arm and the base or
antenna just enough so that
you can position and orient the
antenna the way you want.
You can also adjust the
antenna's orientation on
the antenna itself. On the
antenna's underside, next to
the arm, there are two screws.
Loosen these just enough so
that you can rotate the antenna
on the arm. Once you've found
the orientation you want,
tighten these screws.
6. Tighten all screws. Attach the screw covers.
7. Skip to the "Connecting the DTOC to a TV" section to complete
installation.
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Connecting the DTOC to a TV
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1. Run the provided coaxial cable
from the antenna towards
your television set. Connect
the coaxial cable to the ANT
jack on the supplied amplifier
insert.
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Coaxial Cable
2. Connect the built-in coaxial
cable on the amplifier insert
to the antenna input jack on
your TV or converter box.
Note: If you want to split
the signal coming from
the antenna, connect the
short coaxial cable built
into the amplifier insert to
your splitter (splitter sold
separately). DO NOT PUT THE
SIGNAL SPLITTER BETWEEN
THE AMPLIFIER INSERT AND
THE ANTENNA.
ANTENNA
Amplifier
Insert
TV/STB
TV
The amplifier insert connects
directly to the back of your TV
via the built-in cable connector.
3. After all other connections
are made, connect the power
adapter into the amplifier
insert. Plug it into a standard
AC outlet.
Important: This power adapter
should be plugged in so that it
stays vertical or lays flat.
The amplifier insert should
always be located indoors.
4.
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Turn on your TV and scan for
channels.
Important: Channel line-ups
change from time to time.
For best performance, do a
channel scan periodically to
check for updates.
Avoiding Water Damage
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Water Damage Prevention:
At the point where your coaxial cable lead enters the house, you
should allow for some slack in the coaxial cable as a “drip loop.”
This will prevent moisture from running down the coaxial cable
and entering the house.
Run the coaxial cable approximately six inches below the wall
entry point and then turn it upwards towards this spot (see Fig 8).
Any moisture that accumulates on the coaxial cable will drip off
in the bend instead of running into the house. You should seal the
point where the cable enters your home with a rubber weather
insulator or silicone caulking (not included). An “F” connector wall
plate can be used inside the home to cover the inside portion of
the hole. You can typically find an “F” connector wall plate at any
local electronics or hardware store.
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Troubleshooting
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Q. I am not getting any channels above channel 13.
A. Most TV’s today are cable ready. When a cable ready TV is in the
CABLE or CATV mode and you try to use an antenna with it, you
will not receive any channels above 13. Access the TV’s set-up
menu and switch it from CABLE or CATV mode to ANTENNA or
AIR mode.
Q. I am not receiving channels clearly.
A. Plug in the amplifier; then unplug it. Determine which position
is best suited to receive your channels. NOTE: Some channels
may come in clearer without the amplifier insert.
Q. I am not receiving all channels.
A. Reposition the DTOC to a different location, such as the other
side of the house or to a higher location. Obstructions such as
other houses or buildings, large trees, mountains and water
towers can cause poor reception. As a general rule, the higher
the antenna is mounted the better your reception will be.
Q. I am seeing ghosts or double images in the picture.
A. Ghosting is caused by multi-path. This happens when the
antenna signal reflects off of a tall obstruction and hits your
antenna multiple times. Each reflection causes a ghost. To
solve this problem, try repositioning the DTOC to a location
where the reflections are prevented from hitting it, such as
the other side of the house or to a higher location.
Need more help?
Call 1-800-768-1969 for Technical Support Monday through Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM EST, or contact us at www.terk.com.
If your TV has a connection not mentioned in this manual, contact
Terk for the appropriate adapter.
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12 Month Limited Warranty
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Audiovox Accessories Corporation (the “Company”) warrants to the
original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any
part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in
material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original
purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (at the Company’s
option) without charge for parts and repair labor. To obtain repair or
replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product along with
any accessories included in the original packaging is to be delivered
with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of
defects(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address shown
below. Do not return this product to the Retailer.
This Warranty is not transferable and does not cover product purchased,
service or used outside the United States or Canada. The Warranty does
not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise.
This Warranty does not apply to costs incurred for installation, removal
or reinstallation of the product, or, if in the Company’s opinion, the
product has been damaged through acts of nature, alteration, improper
installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, or accident. This Warranty
does not cover damage caused by an AC adapter not provided with the
product.
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS
LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN
NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE
PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT. This Warranty is in lieu
of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO
DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY
WARRANTY HEREUNDER, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANT, MUST
BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF
ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE
FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company
any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of
this product.
Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damage so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This
Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights which vary from state/province to state/ province.
U.S.A.: Audiovox Return Center, 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788
CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit 3,
Door 16, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 3A5
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For customer service and
technical information:: 1-800-768-1969
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