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TV Antenna Installation Troubleshooting and Easy Self-Test

Complete instructions including step by step for setting up your outdoor digital antenna. Downloadable installation manuals also available.

Installation Instruction download:
How to connect your LAVA Outdoor Antenna


What you need to know after you connect your LAVA antenna?

  • After you connect the LAVA TV antenna to the TV, refer to your TV instruction on how to set up the signal source to Air/Antenna Type and SCAN the digital channels.
  • If you are using a digital converter box, please refer to the instruction for the converter box to SCAN the channels.
  • For most of the HDTV today, you will need to set up the signal source correctly in order to get the digital channels.
  • You can go to your TV menu and find the setting option. Set up the signal source to AIR/Antenna.
  • After you set up the signal source, go to Channel Scan or Channel Manage to scan the digital channels. This process usually takes 5-10 minutes to finish. you will be able to see the channel counts during the scan process.

    We will recommend you to do a test by yourself using the cable we extra offer before you install the antenna on the roof.

    1. If you plug the AC Adapter and connect to the control unit box, you should first see a GREEN light is on on your control unit box.


    2. Once you connect the control unit box(a port on the box named ANT) to your antenna with a cable, now you should see the RED light is on on your antenna main unit. If not, you can test again with different cable to see if the problem is caused from the cable.


    3. After making sure both lights are on, every time when you press the button on the control unit box, you can see a RED light is on on the control unit box and your antenna should be rotating.

    Above is a self-test instruction. Basically, you can test to see if your antenna set works without connecting the antenna to your TV set unless you're testing if any signals picked up by the antenna.

    After you assemble all the parts correctly, the antenna should rotate about 360 degree and stop then rotate reversely by pressing the button on the unit box. Or you can change the direction by quick-double-clicking the button.

    If your antenna didn't rotate, you can find out the problem easily from the steps above.

    When you contact us asking for technical support, we appreciate if you can include a little more details about which step above the error shows, so that we can more accurately diagnose the factor of problem your antenna might have.

    For best result, the distance between the control unit box and your TV set should be within 20 ft. And the distance between the antenna and the control unit box should be within 50 ft.





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