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RCA ANT301 - HDTV / TV User Manual

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Welcome!
Thank you for choosing an RCA amplified antenna. RCA amplified antennas are
designed to give you the sharpest, clearest picture you can get. All RCA antennas
are easy to set up and use. Before you get started, remove all the parts from the
box and read this manual.
Finding 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.
Note: Many times the best location for the antenna is close to a window.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and
record the model number in case you need it. These numbers are located on the product.
Model No.:____ANT301________________ Purchase Date:___________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone:_________________

Connecting the antenna to your TV

Once you've found the best place for your antenna, connect it to your TV.
1. Connect the coaxial cable included to the antenna's coaxial cable jack.
2. Connect the antenna's coaxial cable to your TV's antenna input.
Note: If your TV's antenna input is already connected to a satellite receiver, cable box, or digital
converter, connect the ANT301's coaxial cable to the antenna input jack on that device.
3. Insert the power adapter into the antenna's DC jack. Plug the other end into a
wall outlet or power strip.
Important: This power unit is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount
position.
Adjusting the antenna for best reception
1. Turn on your TV.
2. Tune to your favorite local channel above 14. Rotate the antenna's UHF loop
until you get the best picture. If reception is weak, adjust the gain control on
the antenna's back panel to boost the signal.
UHF
loop
3. Tune to your favorite local channel between 2 and 13. Extend the antenna's
dipoles (rods) and rotate them until you get the best picture. If reception is
weak, adjust the gain control to boost the signal.
Dipoles
Amplified Indoor Antenna
Gain control
Back panel
Notes:
Different channels may require
different antenna adjustments.
Make sure you've selected "Off-air" in
your TV menu as your signal source
instead of "Cable" when you're using
the antenna.
Note about digital channels
All RCA antennas are designed to receive both analog and digital signals. 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.

Troubleshooting

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?
Any large metal objects will prevent the antenna signal from reaching the antenna.
You must place the antenna outside of or above the metal cabinet.
My home has aluminum siding/insulation. Where should I place my antenna?
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.
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
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 defect(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, serviced 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 WARRANTY, 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, New York 11788
CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit 3, Door 16,
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 3A5
© 2008 Audiovox Accessories Corporation
111 Congressional Blvd., Suite 350
Carmel, IN 46032
Trademark(s) Registered
www.rca.com
ANT301 User's Guide
All other brands and product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners.
Product specifications are subject to change.
ANT301 US Insert 00

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  • Page 1: Troubleshooting

    Product Information to ANT/AIR mode. Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the model number in case you need it. These numbers are located on the product.
  • Page 2: Cómo Conectar La Antena Al Tv

    2. Conecte el cable coaxial de la antena a la entrada de antena del TV. elevación. Aviso: Si la entrada de la antena de su TV ya está conectada a un receptor de satélite, aparato Observe: Otras variables, no relacionadas al desempeño de su antena, pueden de cable o convertidor digital, conecte el cable coaxial del modelo ANT301 al conector de entrada afectar la recepción.