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1. CONNECTING ANTENNA TO A TV WITH A
DIGITAL TUNER: Attach the coax cable,
which is the small black cable coming
from the antenna. Simply screw the
connector into the ANTENNA IN or CABLE
IN port on the back of your television.
2. AUTO PROGRAM SCAN: Using your TV’s
remote control, navigate to the system
menu and set the TV’s input to ANTENNA.
Then begin an auto search or auto program
to find new stations.
3. ADJUSTING ANTENNA LOCATION: To
maximize the number of stations, you may
need to adjust or reposition the antenna.
Try placement in alternate locations and
re-scan for new channels. We recommend
Clear TV be used within 35 miles of the
1. ClearTV Digital HDTV Antenna is intended
for indoor use only.
2. The location of the antenna is important
to maximize signal strength.The antenna
should be kept far from any disturbance
source, big electrical appliances like air
conditioners, elevator, washing machine,
blower or microwave oven, etc.
3. Window mounting results in the best
performance. The incoming near signals
will not be downgraded by objects in the
home, office or vehicle. Please ensure
the antenna is not blocked by aluminum
or metallic screening as this will degrade
4. Be sure to hang the antenna vertically with
the cable on the bottom.
5. Maintenance of antenna: please use soft
cloth with diluted mild detergent to clean
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE:
Before you begin installation,
please check contents:
1. Antenna main unit
2. Male coaxial cable mount
3. Double-Sided Adhesive
Stylish and compact
Shielded for minimum
Frequency range: VHF174-
Receiving Range: FM/VHF/UHF
CONNECTING ANTENNA TO A TV WITHOUT
A DIGITAL TUNER: Attach the coax cable,
which is the small black cable coming from
the antenna. Simply screw the connector
into the ANTENNA IN or CABLE IN port
on the back of your set-top converter box
and then connect your set-top converter
box to your television.
STANDARD 75 ohm
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• What is Clear TV?
A government mandate requires
television broadcasters to convert from analog to digital
broadcast. Now, only digital signals are available over the
air in the United States and Canada. Clear TV is an antenna
that receives over-the-air digital and HD signals for free.
The signal is a better visual and audio quality than analog.
Digital television enables broadcasters to offer multiple
programming choices on a single channel (sub channels),
greatly expanding viewer choices.
• How many channels can I receive over the air?
will vary based on factors like geography and location
of the broadcast signal; antenna, hills, buildings and even
tall trees can impact reception. It is recommended that you
be within 35 miles of a broadcast antenna. Most households
can receive these popular networks: PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC,
FOX, ION, CW, Qubo - a children’s channel, 24-hour sports
programming, a 24-hour classic movie channel, 24-hour
news and weather, and popular Spanish-language channels:
Azteca, Univision, Telemundo, TeleFutura, may also be
• Will I receive Cable shows?
No, Clear TV does not receive
shows that are produced for cable only
• Will it fit all Televisions?
Clear TV will connect with
televisions that have a Coaxial Antenna IN or a Cable IN port
on the back of the television. Most televisions sold after May
25, 2007 are required by law to have an ATSC (Digital) tuner
built-in and will receive digital broadcasts. If your television
was purchased earlier, but has a menu option for scanning
digital channels, then your television has a digital ATSC
tuner. Check for the letters ‘ATSC’. If it does not say that it is
equipped with an ATSC tuner, you will need to purchase
a converter box.
• Can I use it outside, in my attic, or basement?
is designed as an indoor antenna only. We recommend Clear
TV be hung on the inside of an exterior wall or window that
is facing the broadcast towers. Placing it in a basement
or attic is not recommended. Exposure to outside elements
such as moisture or temperature extremes can be harmful
to your antenna.
• Do I need an amplifier?
If you live in a major metropolitan
area you should not need to boost the signal strength. If you
live in a rural area where the signal is weak or intermittent,
you may want to purchase a antenna amplifier to boost your
• Can I add an extension cable to my Clear TV?
Yes, if you
would like to move your Clear TV to a location that exceeds
the reach of the cable connected to your antenna you can
purchase an extension cable.
• Are all broadcasts now in High Definition?
Not all digital
signals are High Definition.
• Is the picture better than cable?
All cable companies
compress their HD signals; the result is a degraded signal
that is usually inferior to Over the Air (OTA) broadcast.
• What is signal compression?
Signal compression is
a method of making video transmissions smaller. The quality
of the signal is degraded in order to fit in more quantity.
All cable companies compress their signals in order
to make room for all of those extra channels. OTA broadcast
television signals are not compressed and are therefore
• Does Clear TV work with my DVR or TIVO?
Yes, Clear TV
is compatible with TiVo and other digital video recorders
(DVR) so you can watch what you want, when you want.
Since Clear TV is a HD antenna and can receive a HD
broadcast signal there is no need for an HD converter box.
• Will the channel numbers be the same?
With the digital
system, the channel number that appears on your television
screen and the actual channel number can be and often
are different. Many stations have sub channels (channel 2,
channel 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, etc.). Keep in mind reception will vary
in your area due to geography and location of the broadcast
• What if I can’t receive a signal with Clear TV?
strength will vary based on certain variables, such as
distance from the transmitter, hills, buildings, and even tall
trees can impact reception. To check the exact distance from
your residence to the nearest transmitters, and get an idea
of what to expect in the way of reception, go to antennaweb.
org and type in your address. It is recommended that you be
within 35 miles of a broadcast antenna.
• Clear TV Reception Tips:
Place Clear TV in the location
with the strongest reception, typically this will be on an
exterior wall or window. A television signal can become
weak or intermittent by passing through walls that are
exceptionally thick or contain large amounts of metal. In
this case, consider attaching Clear TV near the surface of
a window pane using the provided suction cups. This will
help to capture a weak station. However, Clear TV or the
cable should never be allowed to interfere with the normal
operation of the window.
• For optimal performance:
Place Clear TV on the inside
surface of an exterior wall, ideally a wall facing the general
direction of local transmission towers. (You can find out the
location of your towers by going to antennaweb.org.) If there
are multiple tower locations, optimize the position of Clear
TV to the weakest signal. Clear TV can pick up the stronger
signals from any direction. Experiment with different walls
and even different rooms to find the best location.
• Concealing Clear TV behind your Television or
Hiding Clear TV behind your television, artwork,
wall hangings, or even furniture should not affect its
performance. We recommend that you find the best location
for your antenna, which may or may not be behind these
Frequently Asked Questions