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1 Important
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Contents
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Safety
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Notice for USA
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Notice for Canada
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Recycling
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2 Your SDV6122
Overview
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3 Get started
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Installation
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4 Set up SDV6122
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For VHF/FM reception
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For UHF reception
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Set up a digital tuner with this antenna
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5 Frequently asked questions
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6 Warranty and Service
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7 Glossary
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1 Important
Safety
This manual contains important information
about the Philips indoor television antenna. Read
it carefully before you start the installation and
setup.
Notice for USA
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between equipment
and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
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Notice for Canada
Class B Clause
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class
B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
Recycling
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products. The correct
disposal of your old product helps prevent
potentially negative consequences on the
environment and human health.
The packaging of this product is intended to
be recycled. Contact your local authorities for
information about how to recycle the packaging.
When this logo is attached to a product, it
means a financial contribution has been paid to
the associated national recovery and recycling
system.
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2 Your SDV6122
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12V DC 100mA
OUTPUT
Overview
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VHF antenna
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UHF antenna
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Power switch with LED
indicator
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Gain control knob
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12V DC power connection
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Coaxial cable (for TV
connection)
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120V AC/12V DC power
adaptor (included)
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3 Get started
To ensure the antenna to work properly, read
the user manual of your television before you
start. Set the television so that it receives the
signal from an ANTENNA instead of CABLE or
SATELLITE.
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Installation
Determine the signal strength
Connect the DC plug to the antenna and
the power supply to a 120V AC outlet.
12V DC 100mA
OUTPUT
Before Installation, determine the best
location for optimum reception. It is important
for the antenna to have an unobstructed path
to the transmitter. For best results, ensure the
antenna faces the location of the transmitter.
Note
•• Choose a location near a window which gives the
antenna a clear view of the transmitter.
Note
•• Place the antenna away from the metal surface to
avoid interference.
4 Set up SDV6122
For VHF/FM reception
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Extend the telescopic dipoles to the
longest possible length.
Connect to the TV
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2
Connect one end of your coaxial cable to
the signal output of the antenna.
Connect the other end to the input on
the TV receiver.
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To turn the amplifier up, rotate the gain
control knob towards the max position.
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Turn the TV or FM radio to the desired
channel/station. Move the dipoles in
different directions up and down until the
reception is achieved.
Tilt or swivel the UHF antenna towards the
transmitter until the reception is achieved.
Note
•• It is possible to turn the gain control knob down for
best reception.
Note
•• To check the distance from the local TV broadcast
transmitters to your location, visit www.antennaweb.
org for more information.
Note
•• It is possible to turn the gain control knob down for
best reception.
For UHF reception
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2
Turn the TV to the desired channel/
station.
To turn the amplifier up, rotate the gain
control knob towards the max position.
Set up a digital tuner with this
antenna
You can install available channels with the digital
TV tuner. This automatic process is part of the
setup of the tuner. Ensure the antenna has
set up properly before the tuner can receive
viewable channels.
There are two ways to connect the antenna to
the TV:
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Connect the antenna to a digital tuner.
If the signal strength is good enough, the
channels can be memorized in the tuner
automatically.
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Connect the antenna directly to the TV.
Tune to the analogue channels and find
the best antenna location. Then reconnect the antenna to the digital tuner.
Ensure the signal strength is good enough
before you install the channels with the
tuner.
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5 Frequently
asked questions
6 Warranty and
Service
Can this antenna work with Analogue
transmissions?
Yes, this antenna can receive analogue
television broadcasts in the UHF and VHF
bandwidths.
Limited One-Year Warranty Philips warrants
that this product shall be free from defects
in material, workmanship and assembly,
under normal use, in accordance with the
specifications and warnings, for one year from
the date of your purchase of this product. This
warranty extends only to the original purchaser
of the product, and is not transferable. To
exercise your rights under this warranty, you
must provide proof of purchase in the form of
an original sales receipt that shows the product
name and the date of purchase. For customer
support or to obtain warranty service, please
call 919-573-7854. THERE ARE NO OTHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES. Philips’
liability is limited to repair or, at its sole option,
replacement of the product. Incidental, special
and consequential damages are disclaimed
where permitted by law. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights. You may also have other
rights that vary from state to state.
Warranty information can also be found at:
www.philips.com/welcome
For technical support, send us an email
with the model number of the product
and a detailed description of your problem
to:accessorysupport@philips.com
Can this antenna receive digital or work with
ATSC broadcasts?
Yes, this antenna is designed to receive ATSC
and HDTV broadcasts in the UHF & VHF
bandwidths.
Can the antenna be powered by a DC power
supply in a boat, RV or camper?
Yes, there is a DC power socket located at the
back of the antenna. Plug your cable/adapter into
the antenna and then into your power source.
Where should I place the antenna in order to
get the best reception possible?
Choose a location near a window which gives
the antenna a clear view of the transmitter.
Note
•• For best reception, place the antenna away from the
metal surface to avoid interference.
How do I know how much gain (amplification)
is required to receive a clear picture?
Once you have the VHF dipoles extended to
the longest length, turn on the amplifier. Turn
the amplifier up to the max position and then
reduce as needed. In some case, you need to
turn the amplifier down to receive a clearer
picture.
Can I set up this antenna with a digital tuner?
Yes, this antenna can be set up with a digital
tuner. (see ‘Set up a digital tuner with this
antenna’ on page 8)
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F
A
FM (Frequency Modulation)
In radio broadcasting: a method of modulation
in which the frequency of the carrier voltage
is varied with the frequency of the modulation
voltage.
Amplifier
A device, either a single stage or a large scale
circuit with multiple stages for creating gain,
i.e. it makes small signals larger.
Antenna
A device, such as a rod or wire, which picks up
a received radio frequency signal or radiates a
transmitted RF signal.
ATSC (Advanced Television Systems
Committee)
The Advanced Television Systems Committee,
Inc., is an international, non-profit organization
developing voluntary standards for digital
television. The high definition television
standards defined by the ATSC produce wide
screen 16:9 images up to 1920x1080 pixels
in size -- more than six times the display
resolution of the earlier standard. However,
many different image sizes are also supported,
so that up to six standard-definition “virtual
channels” can be broadcast on a single 6 MHz
TV channel.
C
Coaxial
A single copper conductor, surrounded with
a layer of insulation, covered by a surrounding
copper shield and finally, an insulating jacket.
An unbalanced transmission line with constant
impedance. In audio, this type is commonly
used for low level, line signals terminated in
RCA connectors.
H
HDTV (High-Definition Television)
It is a digital television broadcasting system
with higher resolution than traditional
television systems (standard-definition TV,
or SDTV). HDTV is digitally broadcast;
the earliest implementations used analog
broadcasting, but today digital television
(DTV) signals are used, requiring less
bandwidth due to digital video compression.
U
UHF (Ultra high frequency)
In radio or TV broadcasting: it is the frequency
range of electromagnetic waves which lies
between 300 MHz and 3 GHz (3000 MHz).
V
VHF (Very high frequency)
In radio or TV broadcasting: it is the frequency
range of electromagnetic waves which lies
between 30 MHz and 300 MHz.
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