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Old 02-07-2009, 03:43 PM   #11
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Now that's the kind of comparison I'm looking for. Please post back here what you find out, and if you could, the distance to the transmitting towers.
Well, I installed the new Wingman add-on. Before doing so I did an autoscan for channels with my TV. I got all the local channels and a few from Washington DC. I found what I believed was a decent Digital channel and proceeded to watch it. As my previous experience the channel was clear but still not 100% without freeze up and audio in and out.
I turned the TV off, got up on the roof and proceeded to do the install. I recommend taking something hard to push the pins in with. My thumb just wasn't quite enough.
Afterwards I went back into the motorhome, turned on the TV and did another autoscan. I received a few more channels that weren't great but they weren't there before. I then went back to the channel I was watching earlier and the picture and sound did not have any interuptions. I didn't change the position of the antenna. So, In my case it definitely made an improvement. The towers transmitting the signal are about 30 to 35 miles from my home.


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Old 02-07-2009, 06:35 PM   #12
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Well that's good news. At least that's proof that it does help some. Might be worth the investment if you use the antenna a lot during camping.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:02 AM   #13
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I'm not getting anything in digital. And i dont know what's wrong. I have the 22''lcd venturer tv and when i have the tv video menu set to receive cable it will show the digital channel but no picture, when i set it to AIR , i get just the analog station and not well at that. On the menu that shows the DTV signal strength it shows "bad". This is a brand new tv that came in this camper and i was told that it was DTV ready. what could be wrong?
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:20 AM   #14
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I'm not getting anything in digital. And i dont know what's wrong. I have the 22''lcd venturer tv and when i have the tv video menu set to receive cable it will show the digital channel but no picture, when i set it to AIR , i get just the analog station and not well at that. On the menu that shows the DTV signal strength it shows "bad". This is a brand new tv that came in this camper and i was told that it was DTV ready. what could be wrong?
Do you have an input selector? Is it set to antenna? If so, you need to go to the TV menu and select AIR / Antenna and then do an autoscan. Once you've completed that you may have to turn your antenna to get the best picture.
Do you receive Digital channels in your home from cable? Are you hooked up to a cable box or straight into the TV. You probably have to do an autoscan for the TV to recognize the channels.
Hopefully that's all it is.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:32 AM   #15
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I looked at the manual for that tv and it does have an ATSC (digital) tuner. A couple of things to try. I know some of these are simple but I'm listing all I can think of.

1) Make sure the antenna is cranked up.
2) Make sure the antenna is connected to the tv.
3) Make sure the booster is on.
4) Make sure the tv is set to OTA (over the air).
5) Do an 'Auto' channel scan.
6) Set the tv to one of the digital channels and slowly rotate the antenna first one way
then the other to see if the signal strength will increase.
7) If the signal increases enough to obtain a good picture then do a 'Auto Scan Add CH'
to see if you pick up more channels. If you do you're good to go.

If you want to try for more channels then here's what to try. Warning, this can be tedious.

a) Start with the antenna rotated all the way one way or the other.
b) Do a 'Auto Scan Add CH'.
c) Rotate the antenna ~ 15 and do a 'Auto Scan Add CH'.
d) Repeat step 'c' until you've rotated the antenna 180

NOTE: If you have the 'Wingman' Add on you'll have to rotate it 360 to ensure you've covered the entire range.

Having said all that. You can cheat a bit by looking at your neighbors antennas and setting your's to match. then do a add ch.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:37 AM   #16
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Could it be like my Sony and have a separate input on the back of the tv for the astc tuner? See my post earlier in this thread.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:11 PM   #17
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I installed the batwing today, took all of 5 minutes (including the climb up the ladder) to install. pull out 4 plugs, hold the batwing up under the antenna housing, push in the 4 supplied fasteners with your fingers. crank down the antenna and you are ready to go. As for how it works, I will report on that next week when I get back from Inks Lake State Park, TX next Tuesday.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:43 PM   #18
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My system works great as is from the factory- 22"Venturer 12volt HD TV, with the factory crank- up winegard antenna and antenna booster. When moving to a new location however, you MUST run a new channel search of that area in order to get proper programming. Here in Jacksonville in the yard, we get over 20 CLEAR antenna channels! I think it works GREAT!!! Randy
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I've heard that the Winnegard Sensar II, the predessesor to the Sensar III (just out within the last few years), is capable of receiving digital TV stations. The Sensar III was just designed to "optimize" the digital signal. All antennas, as far as I know, will receive digital TV signal. It's just a matter of whether or not your TV can decipher it. Kind of like your ears: you hear people speaking English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, but you can only comprehend English (at least that's all I understand, anyway). Digital signal is the same: frequency and wavelength is the same as analog TV signal, but the digital waves are squared off, whereas the analog are curved all over.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:25 PM   #20
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I am out at Florala State Park in Alabama As I write this and I am watching digital channels out of Mobile and Pesacola. No attachments just the bat wing. Would still like to know if anyone has tried with the new attachment and without.
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