Get the most from your RCA Digital Flat Antenna...
READ ME FIRST!
Connect the antenna to the provided
Don't plug the amplifier's power cord into a power outlet yet.
Connect the amplifier insert to your digital
converter box or digital-ready TV.
Remember: You need either a digital TV converter box or a
TV with a digital tuner to receive digital channels.
Important: Some TVs have separate antenna inputs for
analog and digital signals. If you're connecting directly to
this kind of TV, make sure you use the digital antenna input.
Plug in the amplifier's power cord to a
power outlet or surge protector.
Scan for channels on your digital converter
box or digital-ready TV—you should be
getting some new ones!
For detailed instructions on performing a channel scan, see
the owners manual that came with your converter box or
If you have questions about the digital transition, visit
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Tips for Digital Reception
• Is the antenna sitting on a metal surface (like a metal stand)?
Move it to a non-metal surface (metal interferes with
reception). Then, re-scan for channels (see step 4).
• Try the antenna in a different position.
Most of the time, the antenna works best lying down. But
depending on your reception environment, it might work best
for you standing or hanging on the wall. When you've found
the best position, re-scan for channels (see step 4).
• Try using the antenna without the amplifier.
Connect the antenna directly to your digital converter box or
digital-ready TV. Then re-scan for channels (see step 4). If your
signal is good enough to get the channels you want without the
amplifier, the amplifier might actually be getting in the way.
• Move the antenna close to a window.
Some construction materials (such as aluminum siding)
make it more difficult to get good reception. Re-scan for
channels when you're finished (see step 4).
• Position the antenna as high as possible.
Most of the time, this increases your chances of reception.
And this antenna is easy to mount to the wall (see the
Owners Manual for instructions). Re-scan for channels when
you're finished (see step 4).
• Do you live over 25 miles from the TV's broadcast tower? Do
you live in an area with a lot of hills?
Your reception environment might require an RCA Outdoor
Antenna for best reception. Long distances and hilly terrain
make TV reception more difficult.
IMPORTANT: Any time you change the antenna's position, make
sure you re-scan for channels on your TV or digital TV converter
box. The channels you receive may have changed.
Before returning this product
to the store, please call our toll-
free help line at 1-800-768-1969