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Old 08-17-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Question Antenna

I need some info as to the antenna and booster. I have no idea what all this is and "surprise" the dealer had nothing to offer.
Since all is now analog, do I need a converter? I also have an antenna booster in the RV, know nothing about that either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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Unless you have a digital television in your trailer, you will need a converter box to view it. If you have the digital tv, then you won't need the converter box. Same as in your house. If you go to a campground with cable hookups, then you won't need the converter there either because you won't be using the antenna.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:06 AM   #3
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All BROADCAST signals are now DIGITAL.
That means any signal that comes out of the air via an antenna
is now digital.

Cable signals as in some full hookup campgrounds might be
both or they might be just analog.
Our local cable company sends both digital and analog to us.

Since you don't mention the year of your camper nor the year
of your TV we have a hard time guessing what you need.
(You haven't given us much to work with!!)

We hope you know that the little button on your antenna wall
plate booster must be pushed IN and the little light on the wall
plate must be on for your antenna to work at all.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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thanks so much for the info.. it's an 06 and tv's are analog, I was told.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:00 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, the last day to apply for the $40 discount coupon
was July 31, 2009
Sorry about your luck but you'll either need a new TV or a digital
converter box at full price in order to watch anything from an
antenna.
Now if you are in a park with cable hookup you should still be OK
with your older TV.

Digital converter boxes can be bought at WalMart and many
Electronics stores and online at Amazon.com
Prices start around $40.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:23 PM   #6
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KyDan, I'm not bashing you here, just making some "minor" corrections on the digital transition. I went through a steep learning curve during the transition, and found out more than I really wanted to know.

Quote:
All BROADCAST signals are now DIGITAL.
Not quite true...all HIGH POWER BROADCASTS are now digital. Low power & translators were not required to make the change (yet some have anyway).

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...you'll either need a new TV or a digital converter box at full price in order to watch anything from an antenna.
should read ...anthing DIGITAL from an antenna.

I live in rural MT and we have a mix of both analog & digital. They do make converter boxes that have an analog passthrough so you can get both signals, but are a bit annoying (you have to turn off the box, grab your TV remote and tune your analog signals through your TV's analog tuner), but this can maximize the amount of channels you get. This will vary from region to region and station to station. Hope this is helpful. I will state that in most cases one of the switches discussed will be required.
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