Audiovox FDTV1A television antenna

FDTV1a
Owner’s Manual
FDTV1a Flat Antenna
Amplified Indoor Television Antenna
About Your TERK
FDTV1a Flat Antenna
FDTV1a
Thank you for choosing the TERK FDTV1a. TERK
antennas are designed to deliver sharp, clear
reception of digital signals. At TERK, our engineering
department is dedicated to designing antennas
that enhance both the latest technology and the
aesthetics of any viewing environment. The FDTV1a
installs in minutes and is easy to use. The FDTV1a
has a patented design that lets it receive signals from
360-degrees and work in both the horizontal and
vertical planes, which means it requires virtually no
adjustments once you’ve put it in place.
Before using your antenna, please remove all parts
from the box and read this owner’s manual carefully.
The FDTV1a antenna package includes the following
items:
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1 FDTV1a Antenna Pro with Built-In Coaxial Cable
1 Removable Multi-Purpose Stand/Wall Mount with
screws for attachment
1 Removable In-Line Amplifier with Built-In Coaxial
Cable
Installing your FDTV1a
antenna
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Find the best location for the Antenna
Before you connect the antenna, determine the best
spot in your home for optimum reception. Visit
www.antennaweb.org to see where your local
broadcasts are coming from. Then, try as much
as possible to avoid obstructions between these
transmitters and your antenna.
Positioning the Antenna
Once you’ve found the best place to set up your
antenna, you have three options for placing it—you
can lay it flat, hang it on the wall, or stand it upright.
The antenna is designed to perform equally well in all
three positions. For most settings, the recommended
position is lying flat, attached to the included stand.
However, the best position for your antenna may vary
depending on your location and setting. Television
signal waves bounce off of objects, causing signal
reflections that might cause the antenna to perform
better in one location or orientation over others. Test
the antenna in the different positions before putting it
in its permanent position.
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Please Note: Do not place your FDTV1a near large
metal objects or appliances that could create
interference.
Installation (continued)
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Attaching the Multi-Purpose
Stand/Wall Mount
The Multi-Purpose Stand/Wall Mount attaches to
the FDTV1a two ways: to the back for laying flat or
mounting to the wall, or to the bottom for standing the
antenna upright.
To lay the FDTV1a flat or mount it to your wall:
1.Push the screws through the holes on the bottom of
the stand.
2.Line the stand up with
the holes on the back
of the antenna. Use a
Phillips-head screwdriver
to attach the stand to
the back of the antenna.
Make sure not to
overtighten the screws.
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Installation (continued)
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To stand the FDTV1a upright:
1.Push the screws through the holes on the bottom of
the stand.
2.Line the stand up with the
holes on the bottom of the
antenna. Use a Phillipshead screwdriver to attach
the stand to the bottom of the antenna. Make sure
not to overtighten the screws.
Connecting the FDTV1a
You can use the FDTV1a with or without its amplifier,
depending on which connection gives you the
best signal. Using the amplifier provides the best
performance in most situations, so try using it first. If
you notice that you’ve lost channels that you normally
receive, try connecting without the amplifier.
Note: If you find that some channels require the
amplifier while others do not, try unplugging the
power supply for the amplifier for those channels not
requiring amplification.
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You can connect the FDTV1a directly to your TV or use
it with a converter box or other tuning device with an
antenna input (such as a cable box or satellite receiver).
Installation (continued)
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To connect the FDTV1a with the amplifier directly to
your TV:
1.Make sure your TV is turned off.
2.Connect the FDTV1a’s built-in
cable to the input jack of the
amplifier.
FDTV1a
Amplifier
Insert
Built-In
Coaxial Cable
ANTENNA
TV/STB
TV
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3.Connect the amplifier’s builtin cable to the antenna input
on your TV.
4.Plug the amplifier’s power
cord into an electrical outlet.
Important: This power unit
should be plugged in so that it
stays vertical or lays flat.
5.Run your TV’s tuner/channel
setup to scan for available
broadcast channels.
Installation (continued)
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To connect the FDTV1a without the amplifier directly
to your TV:
1.Make sure your TV is turned off.
2.Connect the FDTV1a’s built-in
coaxial cable to the antenna
input on your TV.
FDTV1a
Built-In
Coaxial Cable
3.Run your TV’s tuner/channel
setup to scan for available
broadcast channels.
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Note about digital channels
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To display digital signals on your TV, you’ll need
to have the right equipment: either a TV that is
capable of decoding digital signals or a digital
converter box.
Installation (continued)
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To connect the FDTV1a with the amplifier to a
converter box or other tuning device:
1. Make sure your converter box is turned off.
2. Connect the FDTV1a’s built-in
cable to the input jack of the
amplifier.
FDTV1a
Amplifier
Insert
Built-In
Coaxial Cable
ANTENNA
TV/STB
Converter Box
Audio/Video
Coaxial
–or– Cable
Cables
TV
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3. Connect the amplifier’s cable
to the antenna input on the
converter box.
4. Follow the directions in the
manual that came with your
converter box to connect it to
your TV.
5.Plug the amplifier’s power
cord into an electrical outlet.
Important: This power unit
should be plugged in so that it
stays vertical or lays flat.
6.Run your converter box’s setup
routine to scan for available
broadcast channels.
Installation (continued)
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To connect the FDTV1a without the amplifier to a
converter box:
1. Make sure your converter box is turned off.
2. Connect the FDTV1a’s built-in
cable to the input jack of the
amplifier.
FDTV1a
Built-In
Coaxial Cable
Converter Box
Audio/Video
Coaxial
–or– Cable
Cables
TV
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3. Connect the amplifier’s cable
to the antenna input on the
converter box.
4. Follow the directions in the
manual that came with your
converter box to connect it to
your TV.
5.Run your converter box’s
setup routine to scan for
available broadcast channels.
Troubleshooting
FDTV1a
I have a cable ready TV. Why am I not getting any channels
above 13?
The tuners inside of cable ready TVs have two modes. One
mode is for cable and the other mode is for antenna. When
the TV is in cable mode, and you are using an antenna, you
will not be able to receive any channels above 13. To fix this,
simply access the menu of your TV and switch the TV from
Cable/CATV mode to ANT/AIR mode.
I have my TV in a metal cabinet. Will the antenna work for me?
Large metal objects may prevent the antenna signal from
reaching the antenna. Try placing the antenna outside of or
above the metal cabinet. If you decide to keep the FDTV1a on
a metal cabinet, use it in the upright position.
My home has aluminum siding/insulation. Where should I
place my antenna?
If you observe poor performance, place the antenna near a
window to minimize interference and improve your reception.
Can I use my antenna in a basement?
TV signals usually cannot penetrate into basement locations
due to their lower elevation.
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Please Note: Other variables, which are not related to
antenna performance, can effect your reception. These
include distance from the source transmitting the desired
station, and man-made and natural conditions. Example:
Obstacles such as buildings between the transmitting source
and your antenna.
12 Month Limited Warranty
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Audiovox Electronics 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 Electronics Corporation, 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788
CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit 3, Door 16,
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 3A5
For customer service and
technical information::1.800.290.6650
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