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Old 03-18-2016, 09:25 PM   #11
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t v hook up in 2004 Chaparral coachman

Know this is frustrating, I went back and read your original post. You commented that there are 3 cables but only one is hooked to the booster. Are you referring to the back connections of the booster itself which can be accessed after the booster is removed from the wall? A picture in this case would be great.

You also mentioned the tv hookup is separate from the booster. Please explain, the tv gets hooked to the cable connection located on the booster face plate to receive signal from the antenna, I uploaded a schematic that is from a wildcat but is basically the same as your unit. , Click image for larger version

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Old 03-19-2016, 02:28 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ridinhighmemaw View Post
This Is a flat screen and It's the same tv just moving it from room to room
As you are using the same TV front and rear, the problem is in the booster, the coax cable, the connections or analog antenna. The antenna would be the least concern because I am able to get digital TV stations 40 miles distant with the old rabbit ears. How far are the three station you can get?

There are significant differences between analog and digital reception. With poor analog reception, there was snow. With poor digital reception, you get nothing or pixelation (picture breaking up into little squares) on a fringe signal.

When your TT was built in 2004, digital was not yet in use and RG-59 coax cable was the standard. Since 2009, RG-6 coax became the standard. Both use the same screw-on connectors which is the weak link, especially if someone did their own connections. The most common problem is not having a good ground from the foil or braided ground wrap on the coax to the connector.

There is a possibility that having the TV at the front near the antenna, RG-59 might get you very strong close proximity digital TV signals, but not more distant channels. The farther the run with RG-59 to the rear of the TT, the less chance you have of getting the same signals because it is not capable of the band width. It is also possible that the front was rewired with RG-6.

Just brainstorming some of the of the possibilities.

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