FlatWave® Indoor HDTV Antenna
This FlatWave is the original razor thin dual band HDTV indoor antenna designed to pull in broadcast signals up to 35 miles. It’s extra long coax cable provides the flexibility to find the optimal signal.
The FlatWave® HDTV indoor antenna is a light weight antenna that you can install. Designed for use in small communities as well as large, the near Blu-Ray® quality picture allows you to view “true” HD picture on your TV. The black and white antenna works with any décor and has a 15’ cable for easy placement allowing you to enjoy the best quality reception.
A Closer LookHigh quality 15' high flex mini coax cable makes it easy to position the antenna in the best location for optimal reception.US Patented dual band optimized VHF/UHF element is designed for maximum signal capture. The razor thin, light-weight (.34lbs) antenna can lay flat or hang on wall for best reception. Flexible black and white antenna goes with any decor.
- Dimensions: 13″ x 12″
- High definition VHF / UHF
- Weight: 0.34 lbs
- Up to 35 miles
- Housing: 0.6″ thick
- Antenna Element: 0.017″ thick
- 15’ Coax Cable
What’s in the Box?
- FlatWave antenna
- Attached 15’ coax cable
- Two 3M™ Command™ brand strips
How do I run a channel scan?
Using the television remote, select “Menu” and then “Settings.” Then, select “Channel Setup.” Select “Antenna” or “Air,” depending on your TV. Make sure you are not on “Cable.” Select “Channel Search” or “Channel Scan.” Keep in mind that steps to perform a channel scan may vary. If the wording in your TV differs from the options shown, refer to your TV user manual for help.
Tip: Running a channel scan is NOT the same as pressing Channel UP/DOWN on your remote.
When do I need to run a channel scan?
To receive maximum programming, you have to run a channel scan after setting up the antenna. To keep your channel line-up up-to-date, it is a good idea to run a channel scan monthly and anytime a channel is lost.
How do I know where the signal is strongest?
After connecting the coax cable to the “Antenna In” port on the TV, run a channel scan. Try the antenna in different locations, making sure to run a channel scan every time you move the antenna. Finding TV signal is similar to cell phone coverage. Sometimes walking a few feet can make a difference. The less obstructions and the higher the antenna is mounted, the better chance of receiving a strong signal.
How do I set up the FlatWave antenna?
- Place the antenna in the desired location.
- Connect the coax cable coming from the FlatWave mini antenna to the “Antenna In” coax port on your TV.
- Run a channel scan.
Where should I mount the antenna?
Hang the antenna on a window or a wall, or lay it flat on a table. For maximum reception, point the antenna at the broadcast tower of stations you want to receive. Keep in mind that digital signal may bounce off of objects. Run a channel scan each time you reposition the antenna, and mount the antenna wherever you receive the strongest signal.
Is there anywhere that the antenna shouldn’t be mounted?
The antenna is designed for indoor use only. The FlatWave antenna is not
meant to be mounted outdoors or in the attic.
Does the FlatWave antenna work with any TV?
The FlatWave antenna works with any TV or device that has an ATSC tuner. Devices that have built-in ATSC tuners include TVs, laptops, PCs, some satellite receivers, and digital recording devices (DVRs).
Tip: Any television manufactured after March 1, 2007 is required by U.S. government to have an ATSC tuner. If your TV menu has an option for scanning for digital channels, then your television has an ATSC tuner.
Can I connect the FlatWave antenna to multiple televisions?
No—the FlatWave antenna is designed to connect to a single television. Splitting the signal between multiple TVs will degrade the signal.
What is the difference between the FL-5000, FL5000H and the FL5000S?
The FL-5000, FL5000H and FL5000S are the exact same antenna. The only difference is the packaging.
What channels can the FlatWave antenna receive?
The antenna may receive all available local programming. The antenna can receive programming from all of the major local broadcast networks (e.g. ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS) plus additional networks (Qubo, ION, The CW, This TV, MyNetworkTV, Azteca, Telefutura, Univision, and Telemundo). The FlatWave antenna can also receive local news, weather, and educational programs that satellite and cable don’t offer.
How many channels will I receive with the FlatWave antenna?
The number of channels will vary from location to location. Generally, if you live in or near a metropolitan area, you will receive more channels than if you live outside a metropolitan area. Keep in mind that antenna reception may vary based on terrain (including trees, buildings, hills, and mountains). The fewer obstructions, the better your chance for receiving strong digital signals.
How can I find out what channels are broadcast in my area?
Check out dtv.gov/maps. On this site, you can enter your address and get listing of likely channels available in your area.
Do I need to pay for programming?
No—local programming received through an over-the-air antenna is free!
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