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Old 06-02-2015, 11:19 PM   #1
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Cable TV on 3010DS

Hello All - I am a newbie on my first trip with a new 2015 Sunseeker 3010DS. So far everything is working pretty well except the cable TV. We have been to 4 campgrounds so far that offer cable TV and all 4 places the cable TV reception is so fuzzy it is not worth watching, I was assuming cable TV would be very clear. The over the air channels are very clear when we are in range. We are currently at a campground by Mt Rushmore with no over the air channels in range and the cable TV offered at the campground is only getting a couple channels that are very fuzzy. What are your experiences with cable TV at campgrounds, should there be a lot of channels and should they have a clear picture ? Is there any other connections I need to do other than connect from the cable TV jack at the campground to the cable TV jack on the side of the RV ?
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:17 AM   #2
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Have you made sure the antenna booster is turned off? If so, it may be a loose connection issue



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Old 06-03-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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Be sure to run a new scan in the TV at each location


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Old 06-03-2015, 11:16 PM   #4
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GJones - I have tried the cable TV with the antenna booster on and off but it does not make any difference one way or the other.

Jimmer - I always scan both over the air and cable at each location.

Can anyone confirm that the cable TV picture should definitely be clear in the campground ?
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:04 AM   #5
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If the campground cable is good, your picture should be clear. Could be a loose connection. To check, you could run a cable straight from the campground hookup to the TV.


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Old 06-04-2015, 02:23 PM   #6
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In the last 3 years of RVing throughout the western states, we have yet to find a campground with a clear cable TV picture. The KOA in Rapid City, SD had an ok picture. However, the best way that we have found to watch TV is with our laptop connected to our TV and the programs streamed.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #7
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It is my experience that most rv campgrounds only offer analog signals on their cable outlets, not even SD. Therefore, the picture will not be good. There is an Android app "TV Antenna Helper" that locates local signals for you and will help you point your antenna. Your over-the-air channels will be SD or HD and provide a much better picture.
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Not always but sometimes water will get in the cable connecter outside and that can make picture fuzzy. any kind of moisture is bad.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:13 PM   #9
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I've had good luck with cable TV but most are analog signals. Make sure you have a good quality coax cable to hook up at campground site. I bought one at a discount store that was junk. My home cable company (Comcast) made up a new one for me and gave it to me at no cost. Also avoid those quick connect couplers that just push on to the nipple, many of them give a poor quality picture. Good luck
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You may have to switch from roof antenna to cable. My switch box is in an overhead cabinet with DVD player and home theater amp above the LR TV. Switch TV from Air to Cable and rescan.
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