Originally Posted by JJvike
Brand new owner of a 2013 390BH. So far I'm pleased. There is one thing that I intend on upgrading and that is the A/V system.
I read the topic below about the exterior TV and I have the same issue, in that it is a "stand alone" TV without satellite wiring.
I have a SK-SWM3 Trav'ler Dtv Slimline with one recv'r. I will also be adding a PS3 for the Blu-ray capability.
My question for is how hard/easy is it to pull HDMI through while pulling out the stock wiring? Just wondering where the potential problems will be i.e. insulation, wiring clips, etc.
Once that is done I will be also be swapping out the AV100HD switch. I plan on something like this..
For only $145.80 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 4X4 True Matrix HDMI® Powered Switch w/ Remote (Rev. 3.0)
Anyone have experience running wires through the slides? If it turns out too much for me, I guess I'll try the dealer.
On my 390RB I've only worked on the mid-ship TV; due to the short distance I was easily able to pull upgraded HDMI's through using either the old composite cables or an electrician's fish tape.
I want to get the bedroom TV working on HDMI, but haven't tried to snake new wires through yet; the BR TV is in the slide, so that makes it a lot more complex.
IMHO, the fact that if took until 2014 to begin using HDMI is almost criminal since the technology has been COMMON since at least 2008.
IF you find anything on working with the rear TV let me know.... FR is quite unresponsive when giving out info on any of the A/V wiring. So much so, that I wonder if even THEY know how each coach is wired.
I finally got a hand drawn diagram (attached) of where on the roof I might cut a hole to find the antenna end of the "satellite prepped" COAX. But being just a hand drawn "sketch" makes me wonder if it's even the slightest bit accurate. Would hate to cut a whole in the roof only to find nothing there.
Having said all this however, I don't mean to be denigrating FR. In general, they've been fantastic to work with, and their OEM's have been even better. Even though I bought my unit used, Lippert and Equalizer Systems have swapped out failed parts gratis. FR themselves are going to replace my 255 tires with 275 tires and beef up the front airbags.
Finally, the 4x4 Switch you mentioned looks great except for one thing; I'm amazed that they still specify RS-232 instead of USB as the interface. That price looks really great, but I'm going to wait until they have one with a WIFI interface for controlling the thing with an Android "one program controls EVERYTHING" app.
For the time being, I'm using a cheap RCA surround sound system with 4 HDMI in ports and 1 HDMI out. Gives me remote controlled SS, PLUS remote controlled HDMI switch all in one box.