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Step 4: Install and activate your digital adapter

To find out how to install your new equipment, please click on one of the sections below:

How to install the Digital Adapter without a VCR

NOTE: All Digital Adapters must be connected prior to activation.

Visual Overview

Installation Steps

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Step 1 - Connecting Digital Adapter to the cable outlet
  1. Find the coax cable that runs from the cable wall outlet to your TV.
  2. Disconnect the coax cable from your TV.
  3. Connect this cable to the "Cable In" port on the back of the Digital Adapter.
  4. Leave the other end of this cable plugged into the cable wall outlet.
Step 2 - Connecting the coax cable from the digital adapter to the TV
  1. Take the coax cable provided in your self-install kit.
  2. Connect one end to the "To TV" port on your Digital Adapter and connect the other end to the "Cable In" or "RF In" port on your TV.
Step 3 - Connecting the power adapter
  1. Take the power adapter provided in your self-install kit.
  2. Connect the power adapter to an active electrical wall outlet and the "+5V DC In" port on the Digital Adapter.
Step 4 - Set the channel
  1. Turn on your TV and tune it to channel 3.
  2. Make sure the channel "3/4" switch on the Digital Adapter is set to the same channel as your TV.
Step 5 - Activate your digital adapter

After you have connected your Digital Adapter(s), they are ready to be activated, which will authorize your Digital Adapter(s) to begin receiving signals from Antietam Cable’s network. To activate your adapter, call us at 301-797-5000. NOTE: All Digital Adapters must be connected prior to activation.

How to install the Digital Adapter with a VCR

NOTE: All Digital Adapters must be connected prior to activation.

Visual Overview

Diagram illustrating how to install the Digital Adapter with a VCR

Installation Steps

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Step 1 - Connecting the digital adapter to your VCR
  1. Find the coax cable that runs from the cable wall outlet to your VCR. Disconnect the coax cable from your VCR. Connect this cable to the "Cable In" port on the back of the Digital Adapter.
  2. Take the coax cable provided in your self-install kit. Connect this cable to the Digital Adapter "To TV" port and to the "Cable/RF In" port on your VCR.
  3. Ensure coax cable is still connected from the output port on your VCR to the "Cable/RF In" port on your TV.
  4. Take the power adapter provided in your self-install kit. Connect the power adapter to an active electrical wall outlet and the "+5V DC In" port on the Digital Adapter.
Step 2 - Set the channel
  1. Turn on your TV and tune it to channel 3.
  2. Make sure the channel "3/4" switch on the Digital Adapter is set to the same channel as your TV.
Step 3 - Activate your digital adapter

After you have connected your Digital Adapter(s), they are ready to be activated, which will authorize your Digital Adapter(s) to begin receiving signals from Antietam Cable’s network. To activate your adapter(s), call us at 301-797-5000. NOTE: All Digital Adapters must be connected prior to activation.

Watch a video showing you how to install the Digital Adapter

How to install the infrared remote extender

Visual Overview

Diagram showing how to install the IR extender which comes with the digital adapter

Installation Steps

  1. Complete your installation of the Digital Adapter.
  2. Locate the IR Extender, adhesive circle and adhesive velcro that was provided in the self-install kit.
  3. Plug the IR Extender into the "IR In" port on the back of the Digital Adapter.
  4. Place the round end of the IR Extender where your remote can "see" it. Use the adhesive circle if necessary.
  5. Place the Digital Adapter out of sight by attaching the adhesive velcro to the back of your Digital Adapter and attaching it to the back of your TV.

How to program the remote control which comes with the adapter

  1. Click here to view the online version of the remote instructions manual. Find the brand name and 3-digit device code number of your TV. For example, Panasonic TV: 005, 006, 007, 008.
  2. Manually turn on the TV.
  3. Confirm the batteries are correctly inserted in the remote.
  4. Press and hold the "Set" button. Then, while holding down "Set", press the Power button. The LED light will turn red, indicating the remote is in program mode. Release both buttons.
  5. Enter the 3-digit Device Code (for example: code 005 under Panasonic TV). The red LED light turns off if the code has been accepted by the remote control.
  6. If the LED light flashes twice, it means the code entered is incorrect, and the remote control remains in program mode. Re-enter the correct code number again. The remote will exit program mode if the code is not entered within 10 seconds.
  7. Point the remote towards the TV and press the Power button. If the TV turns off, the remote is now programmed to operate the TV.
  8. If the TV fails to turn off, go back to Step 1 and enter the next code listed under the TV brand.

If you're having trouble with the volume, follow these additional steps:

- If you have not programmed the remote to the TV yet, turn the volume on the Digital Adpater all the way up before programming the remote to the TV.

- If you've already programmed the remote to the TV:

  1. Switch the remote from controlling the volume on the TV to controlling the volume on the Digital Adapter.
    1. Press both the "SET" and "VOL +" buttons until the LED at the top of the remote flashes twice.
    2. Release both buttons.
  2. Turn the volume on the Digital Adapter all the way up.
  3. Switch the remote back to controlling the volume on the TV.
    1. Press both the "SET" and "VOL +" buttons until the LED at the top of the remote flashes twice.
    2. Release both buttons
  4. Adjust the volume on the TV as necessary.

Once your digital adapter has been installed, activate it by calling us at 301-797-5000. IMPORTANT: All Digital Adapters must be connected prior to activation.