Anthem AVM20 display brightness settings??

JimmyK

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I see that the Anthem AVM20 has 3 different settings (HI, MED, LOW) for the display brightness and that there is some adjustment available in each setting.

I don't understand why there are 3 settings or how they work. Reading the manual didn't help.

I also set it to go "1 up" in level when making adjustments, but it doesn't seem to be working. The brightness of the display doesn't change when I do something on the remote or front panel. Also, which of the three level settings am I looking at when looking at the display?

I hope this note is not too confusing. Since I don't quite understand how the display settings work, I'm not sure how to ask the question.

If anyone could provide a more detailed explaination of what exactly all these display brightness settings do and how to go about adjusting them, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

JimmyK
 

Michael Mohrmann

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Jimmy,

I also set it to go "1 up" in level when making adjustments, but it doesn't seem to be working. The brightness of the display doesn't change when I do something on the remote or front panel.
If the brightness level is set to HI, then the "1 up" does nothing because there isn't a "higher" setting. If your brightness level is set to MED, then the "1 up" would change the display to HI when making changes on the AVM-20.

Michael
 

JimmyK

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You can set the front panel display to one of four settings: HI, MED, LOW and OFF. You can select a different brightness level from the front panel or the remote ("DISPLAY" button).
So by using the "display" button I can choose whether I want the display to default to HI, MED, LOW, or OFF?

So let me see if I got this right.........

If I go into the setup menu, I can define the brightness of HI, MED, and LOW. Then, by selecting the "display" button, I can tell it which level to default to HI, MED, LOW, or OFF as defined by the settings I chose in the setup menu. Then, if I've chosen "up 1" in the setup menu, when I use the remote or the front panel, the display will brighten up to the next level if there is a level higher.

Have I got it right?

Thanks Michael

JimmyK

PS- I posted a question to you in another thread that I guess you haven't gone back to. I was wondering how you had your "whip antenna" installed (inside? outside? how high? etc.) and if it made a big improvement over the "T" shape antenna that comes with the Anthem.

Thanks again!
 

Michael Mohrmann

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Jimmy,

Your understanding of the AVM-20's front panel display brightness is correct. I actually owned the AVM-20 for quite some time (10 months?) before someone else mentioned this feature on the "AVM-20 v2.0" thread. I personally like the display on MED (but low, like '7') and I set the front panel wake-up option to "None". It is a pretty flexible option.

As far as the antenna I am using (or should say was!), it was like the Magnum antenna I linked to on the other thread. It was already attached to the side of the house (outside) when we moved in. Unfortunately, the antenna broke during a high-wind storm we had this winter, so I am without an external antenna. I haven't turned on the FM radio since the antenna broke, so my need for FM radio is quite low.

Michael
 

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