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Old 03-27-2008, 06:21 PM   #71
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Yes Doug, the dealer asked me to do that also.. the hum was reduced greatly when running off battery only. Anyway.. I am bringing the whole trailer down on saturday so the can take a peek for themselves. Aside from that there is a problem with the power awning, I noticed it the first day i brought it home and extended it fully. It would seem to me it needs to turn 1/4 revolution more. So ya, after much thought about it..that stereo problem will just cause me to lose sleep at night so there going to have to fix it. When i went down to pick the noise filters up, they had two more packages of the same thing for some other owners as well.
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Yes Doug, the dealer asked me to do that also.. the hum was reduced greatly when running off battery only. Anyway.. I am bringing the whole trailer down on saturday so the can take a peek for themselves. Aside from that there is a problem with the power awning, I noticed it the first day i brought it home and extended it fully. It would seem to me it needs to turn 1/4 revolution more. So ya, after much thought about it..that stereo problem will just cause me to lose sleep at night so there going to have to fix it. When i went down to pick the noise filters up, they had two more packages of the same thing for some other owners as well.
Good luck, I do hope everything gets repaired to your satisfaction, and hope you have some very fun camping trips this year!!!!
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:01 PM   #73
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Just signed up on here. I'm on my 3rd POS Concertone. This time they sent a Ventura TV that's supposed to be digital, whaooo. Any way I need to install the new unit myself as I'm out of warranty and when I took the old unit out I was so pissed and couldn't see straight that I forgot to label the wires. Dumb move I know. Any one got a good schematic or pictures they could post?
I have one RCA cable that says Concertone Video on it but it's a female yellow and theres not a male yellow to hook to. Any ideas?
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I agree with the others that you should request a unit that works properly. I replaced mine last week, and the difference in the channel A surround sound quality is significant between the old bad one and the new unit.
Chalk up another new owner with a crappy sound system.
We are new owners not new to camping, just new Rockwood owners.
Went on our "maiden voyage" this past weekend to Mammoth Cave NP.
No hookups.

My concertone ZX500? has horrible hum in the surround sound.
It's not AC or alternator or inverter related because we were on
pure battery power and I shut off the TV and inverter.
As soon as a DVD tries to play and the menu with background music
starts there goes the loud hum in the surround sound speakers.
It's also in the 2 over the bed.
I tried shutting off the surround sound with just the 2 bed speakers
and still got the hum.
If I stop the disk the hum quits.

My quandry is I live 200 miles from the dealer!!

Is there hope?? Have some of you with hum been able to swap units
and finally find one that does not hum or at least has "acceptable" hum???

The unit seems to sound OK on all other modes, FM, CD, MP3 have no hum
although the speakers over the bed sound like crap. Our trailer was a
"show trailer" and we wonder if they cranked up the sound in a demo and
blew them out. Or they are just cheapie speakers.

Speakers I can deal with.

What do I do with this humming DVD player???
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ask them to send you a replacement. you can put it in and send the other one back. the unit is defective. don't let them off the hook. this is bs that we are still going through this. i now have a good unit and cannot wait for the snow to melt to get out again. good luck with your fight. it took six months for me to resolve mine.
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... Any one got a good schematic or pictures they could post?
I have one RCA cable that says Concertone Video on it but it's a female yellow and theres not a male yellow to hook to. Any ideas?
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I took some pictures while I had mine pulled out. Maybe that will help you.
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not all concertones have the tv tuner. i purchased my one tv. i purchased a LG lcd tv. it has the digital tuner built in and works great. i have it hooked with a coax lead to the antenna plate and i have rca cables run to the concertone output for watching dvd's. if you have a female out put then use a rca cable to connect between that and the tv. i thought that the wiring diagram is on a sticker on top of the concertone unit. did you see it?
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Haha..lots of good that did me! My sticker was printed backwards and upside down. Thank god i took pictures!!

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That's perfect!!!
No if you could clarify which red/white RCA plug is not used.
Also the yellow RCA with the three male's, which one is the Concertone video connected to? I don't think it matters, but since you have such a good view with it out, that'd be nice.
I have mine hooked up now, the 3 yellow plugs I just pulled off the heat shrink on one and connected it to the video, and the DVD works. That's why I don't think it matters on those, but I don't have cable hooked up, so can't verify that the cable works. I'm going to run a cable out to it tomorrow to check it.
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Well we went camping this past weekend and I didn't have a chance to try out the cable before we left. Got to the CG and everything worked, even cable.
Even the picture on the 19" Venturer unit is better than the old Concertone monitor.
Now that I know everything is working fine it's time to change a few things.
I plan on replacing all the wire tie connections with a barrier strip and straighten out the mess they have back there. Also plan on running a audio out from the unit to a wall plate behind the TV using a splitter so I can have sound from the TV instead of just having surround sound all the time. I like the surround sound, but sometimes it will be nice to be able to turn it completely off so you can have a lower volume. Also plan on adding a vent above it to let some of the heat out.
Have a great week.
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