King Controls’ SureLock Finds Digital Signals
King Controls has introduced another industry first with the SureLock digital TV signal finder. The SureLock simplifies over-the-air antenna pointing and takes the guesswork out of finding the local broadcast channels, especially in rural areas where the TV signals are not as strong. The built-in signal meter detects digital TV signals as the antenna is rotated to indicate the best antenna position for maximum TV reception. The switch last summer to broadcasting over-the-air TV signals in the new digital format versus analog has provided both benefits and challenges for today’s RV owners. While the new digital signals provide greatly improved picture clarity, channel guide information and more channels than ever before, finding the digital signals is much more difficult. The old process of selecting a channel and rotating the antenna until you had the best picture no longer works with the new digital technology. Today, the antenna must be pointed correctly for adequate signal reception before scanning for channels in order to properly load the program guide. Without knowing where to point the antenna, the set-up process may require multiple scans in several directions, and each channel scan can take up to 15 minutes to complete. The SureLock digital TV signal meter connects to an existing TV antenna output or may be installed in-line between the antenna output and the TV or converter box. Simply rotate the antenna until the maximum number of LED lights are illuminated on the SureLock to get the strongest TV signal. A built-in signal attenuator lets you adjust the sensitivity when in very strong or weak signal areas for reliable antenna pointing anywhere. With the SureLock you can pinpoint the broadcast towers in just seconds to save time and eliminate frustration. King Controls’ SureLock model SL1000 Digital TV Signal Finder has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and will be available in the U.S. and Canada through King Controls’ distributor partners and extensive dealer network starting July 22. For more information on the SureLock, the location of authorized King Controls dealers or to learn more about its entire product line, call (800) 982-9920 or visit www.kingcontrols.com.