Installing the XHD2H1 XM Direct Home Tuner
Step 1: Connect the XM Direct Home Tuner
When installing the XM Direct Home Tuner in your home, choose a location in close proximity to your home audio system and also where the cable from the Indoor/ Outdoor Antenna can reach the XM Direct Home Tuner. Make sure the location has proper ventilation to avoid over-heating.
Connect XM Direct Home Tuner to your stereo: Connect your XM Direct Home Tuner to your XM-Ready home audio system. With power to your XM-Ready home audio system turned off, simply connect the end of the XM Direct Home Tuner cable to the port on the back panel of your XM-Ready home audio system labeled “XM.”
Connect the Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: Once you have selected a location, connect the antenna to the ANT IN connector at the rear of the XM Direct Home Tuner. (After completing a few additional steps, we will work on the location of the antenna.)
Selecting your XM-Ready home audio system’s XM input: Turn on your XM-Ready home audio system and make sure to select the correct input for your XM Direct Home Tuner. Please refer to your home audio system’s manual for more information.
Step 2: Install the Indoor/Outdoor Antenna
To begin, try experimenting with the Home Antenna to get a feel for the reception in your location. Move the antenna around the room or from room to room. Aim it from different windows. In major metropolitan areas, you might find that you get great reception in several locations without worrying too much about aim and placement.
Refer to your XM-Ready home audio system’s User Guide for instructions, and access the Signal or Signal Indicator screen to see a visual indication of signal strength. If you're receiving a good Satellite and Terrestrial signal strength, you're done. If not, try some of the suggestions which follow.
Other Indoor/Outdoor Antenna Installation Suggestions:
To mount the antenna, you will need four screws (not included) with a 1/4” head (e.g., an M3 screw), and that are suitable for the material onto which you are affixing the antenna, (e.g., wood, metal, etc.). The screws should be spaced 1-3/8” apart horizontally and 1-1/8” vertically.
Once you have found a suitable location for the antenna, route the antenna cable to the XM Direct Home Tuner. Be sure you avoid any obstructions that could crimp, kink, or twist the cable. Use protective grommets wherever rough openings are encountered. If the antenna is installed outdoors, route the cable from the antenna location to the interior of the home, working the cable through the basement, under a window sill, etc., and make adjustments to take up cable slack as necessary. TIP! If your Indoor/Outdoor Antenna’s cable isn't long enough, visit xmradio.com/accessories, or your favorite retailer, and consider a 50 ft. Indoor/ Outdoor Antenna Extension Cable or a Wireless Home Signal Repeater.
If the signal is good for either Satellite or Terrestrial (or both), and you are hearing the audio from the home audio system, the installation is complete.
If the signal reception is low, or intermittent, try another location for the antenna. Verify that the antenna is pointed south, and that the antenna’s view of the sky is not blocked by a tree, a building, a bridge, or anything else. Adjust until you are receiving a good signal.
The Indoor/Outdoor Antenna’s reception can also be tweaked by opening or closing the antenna clamshell, and turning the antenna. While observing the signal strength, make small adjustments to the angle of tilt of the clamshell until the highest possible signal strength is achieved. If you have not wall mounted the antenna, turn the antenna slightly to the right or left and observe if the signal strength increases. For each tweak, allow a few seconds in each position to determine if the signal strength increases.
If the signal reception is good, but there is no audio, verify that the XM Direct Home Tuner has a good connection to the XM input on the back of your audio system. Also, be sure that the system is set to the XM tuner input source and the volume is raised to an audible level.
Step 3: Activate your XM Direct Home Tuner
Before you can enjoy commercial-free music, plus live sports, news, talk & exclusive entertainment, you need to activate your XM Direct Home Tuner.
For more detailed information, please refer to your Owner's Manual.
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