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Re: it keeps saying antenna
The Tuner is bad. It's a very very very common problem among Sirius and XM users. It's a cold solder joint at the antenna input of the receiver. If it's out of warranty, replace it. Check ebay or Google it and you can find a replacement cheap. Sorry for the bad news, but that's the answer. Hope this helps
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Go outside with the unit in the clear, and If it says "Antenna" - it means the connector for the antenna, the docking base or the antenna itself it usually bad. See if you can borrow a buddy's antenna just to see if the "Antenna" warning goes away. It could be the antenna & its connector, could be the docking base (make sure the radio is plugged in tight) or could be the radio (but usually isn't). Good luck and let me know what you find out.
Exact same problem, buzz was not overwhelming but non theless there. Tried antenna, dish, dvd, another persons house and buzz remained.Complained to Vizio, tech cam out and replaced mainboard I think it was. Bahm,its fixed. Would have tried returning to Walmart but figured another new onemight buzz as well. Tell support line you always have the buzz no matter whatthe input (dish, antenna, dvd player). Windings in power supply coils have air gapsthat create the buzz I read somewhere. Good Luck
Your TV doesn't matter as much as where you are and what might block your signal. Go to antennaweb.org or tvfool.com and plug in your address. These sites will tell you what OTA stations are likely to be available if you point your antenna in specific directions. Antennaweb assumes an outdoor antenna and is very conservative in the channel information (gives me 2 stations 10 miles away and I get 10 (those 2 and the rest from 30 miles away).
tvfool.com gives more details (and antenna strength information). Use this data to choose your antenna (green, red, purple - listed on the box or sales spec sheets in most stores/online stores). Add an amplifier if the signal is split between several TVs.
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (the tuner does matter a little; a great tuner gets more channels with the given signal strength. With digital signals, you either get enough signal to view the station or it's out.)
Have your antenna checked at a place that knows what they're doing. If your antenna system is bad, ground problem,coax bad mount or maybe just a wrong or bad antenna. Then the sounds not getting out the antenna and its feeding back thur the radio.If your echo board was bad then your radio wouldn't transmitt at all.
If you unplug your external speaker will it squeal? If not do the antenna and if that reads fine just try a better speaker like a uniden 20watt speaker.I own a CB shop and this is easy to fix.
The type of coax and antenna should not matter in this case. What that light is telling you is your SWR is above a safe working level. You need to tune your antenna using an external SWR/power meter. It may also mean that there could be a bad ground or a bad connector. You probably just need to tune it up. Anything below a 2.0 SWR is acceptable.
First, you don't need a Smart Antenna, the manual is simply stating that your converter will use one if you have it. Any standard antenna will work, so there is no need for a coupon to pay for a new one, whether indoor or outdoor depending on your location and distance from each channel transmission tower. Since you don't give details of what antenna you are using, I will assume you have rabbit ears for each converter. Rabbit ears are notorious for poor reception and any metal or persons nearby will change the reception quality. I would recommend a roof mounted external antenna with splitters for the 3 converters if you have the option. If not, use an amplified internal antenna and mount it closest to the channel towers you will watch most and as high as possible. If you can find a smart antenna, which is an amplified indoor/outdoor antenna with a control cable for changing the direction of reception, for a decent price, you can use that but keep in mind that to use the control feature you will need one for each converter. Also, check antennaweb.org for information on digital channels in your area and their direction and distance. Antennaweb.org will also tell you if any digital channel in your area uses VHF frequencies. If they don't then a UHF only antenna will work fine.