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Old 06-07-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Television connection in Bedroom

My parents have a 2008 Wildwood tthat gets nearly zero reception via the antenna on the bedroom tv.

They run Directv through the satellite connection on the outside, and also connect the Winegard antenna (with booster and green light) to the antenna port on their directv receiver.

The pictures (both Directtv and Antenna) and reception are excellent on the living room tv.

The bedroom has one jack with nothing else. I connect an older Sony that works well to the jack in the bedroom and get nothing but snow.

I removed the wall plates and the connection seems sound. I don't know how to get the excellent reception in their bedroom using the antenna. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Can only suspect that there is something wrong with that run of cable. I would disconnect it where it leaves the distribution splitter at the one end and test it for a short. You could also use a length of new and known good cable between the two to test and see if it works, then you would know for sure that the factory run is bad.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I pulled the wall plate in the living room that has the powerbooster on it. Connections were tight, but you mention a splitter? Do you know where the splitter can be found? I'm wondering if the splitter isn't connected...resulting in no antenna reception in the bedroom....

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Old 06-07-2009, 10:08 PM   #4
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Just a thought. If you have a satellite jack on the out side,see if there is also a cable jack,if so on the back of the booster see if the cable and bedroom wires are crossed.
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Thanks for the help. I pulled the wall plate in the living room that has the powerbooster on it. Connections were tight, but you mention a splitter? Do you know where the splitter can be found? I'm wondering if the splitter isn't connected...resulting in no antenna reception in the bedroom....

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You should either have a splitter of some sort to send the picture to the back bedroom or an A/V switchbox that allows you to select different inputs for different TVs. Locations for either differ from rig to rig so I would not begin to know where to tell you to look.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:18 PM   #6
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You say you have the winegart hooked to the direct tv receiver after the booster and green light- BUT where you removed the coax from the connector and re- connected it to the receiver, I bet that took the signal provided by the booster away from the built in junction block that provides the signal to the rest of the unit; including the built in cable connector in the bedroom! Just an observation! Randy
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:53 AM   #7
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My winegard booster with green light is supposed to be OFF if
I'm using the outside cable hookup.
Also there might not be any splitter because the winegard wall
plate boosters have a built in splitter.
IE. the antenna comes to the back of the booster, you get an outlet on the
booster and there is also a connection on the back of the booster
for a cable input AND for a remote outlet to another TV somewhere
else.

If all these are connected, be sure the booster is off when you try
the outside cable hookup. If this does not solve your problem
I'd follow others advice and run a temporary wire directly from
the back of the booster to the bedroom TV and make sure it
works that way.
Then try removing all the end fittings (if they are removable)
and check to be sure the installer didn't botch one of the
cable ends. I found they had cut off the shield in 2 places in
my previous trailer. We had lousy reception. When I cut
and properly installed the connectors WITH the shields in tact, our
TV improved significantly.
AND it's always possible they stuck a screw thru your cable that
runs to the bedroom

Good luck!
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Sensar Owners/Installation Manual

Here's the manual. If you look on page 6 it has a very good installation and troubleshooting guide.

You can certainly have Dan's problem. There have been many folks that have found bad installation practices, including myself. Remember that even one strand of the shield touching the center conductor will kill the signal. I hope it isn't a screw or staple through the cable but I wouldn't rule it out either.

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:28 PM   #9
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I agree with KyDan. Our bedroom cable line and the park cable line both were shorted by something within the coach. I ended up running a cable inside on the floor and connecting to the A/V selector as a test and everything worked fine through my cable. So I ended up running two cables under the motohome up through the front column between the windshield and passenger window.
They probably never test any of these things prior to delivery.

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Old 06-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #10
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Thanks Everyone,

I'm going to try and run a separate test cable from the "set 2" out directly to the TV and see if I get better reception...if so, problem solved....if not, then I'll deal with it later!
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