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Old 04-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #11
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I have a convertor box that I used with my other TV in the tent. If that is the case now we don't know how to hook it up to the TV mounted in the Camper. Feel real stupid but as a one system unit we were confused how we could hook it up if that was the problem. Cant even figure how to take TV down. Guess you just ran into a bunch of dumb dumbs
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:15 PM   #12
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This is NOT required to get digital TV. It just extends the range of your existing Winguard Sensor antenna in the UHF range. See my other posts.
Correct, the TV must accept digital signal or have a box attached, the Antenna on our 2007 PUMA would not pick up the digital signal without the part I listed, granted it is sold as a signal extender but without it we got snow even at home where I have a clear line of sight to the TV stations antenna towers.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:17 PM   #13
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Certainly not! This entire digital conversion is confusing at best and we deal with all aspects of problems in our RVs.

If you have a TV in your camper from 2006, you are not digital. (maybe digital ready - which is not the same thing).

Use the digital box from your tent tv as a test.

Unplug the F connector from the back of the camper TV and plug it into the converter box. Hook the output cables from the converter box to the audio and video inputs on your TV (might be same place your DVD plugs in). Set the input on the TV to that input setting (Video One or Two)

Use www.antennaweb.org to find the direction to aim your antenna at the transmission tower.

If signals are available you should have TV.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:25 PM   #14
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Correct, the TV must accept digital signal or have a box attached, the Antenna on our 2007 PUMA would not pick up the digital signal without the part I listed, granted it is sold as a signal extender but without it we got snow even at home where I have a clear line of sight to the TV stations antenna towers.
UHF digital signals are only good for 15 miles from the tower. Line of sight has nothing to do with range. The Winegard Wingman elements focus the weak UHF signals onto the existing UHF loop antenna inside the plastic amp housing on the Winegard Sensor antenna head.

Like a magnifying glass to light; the Wingman boosts the power of the digital signal the existing antenna receives. Winegard says it will increase UHF digital range to 45 miles. In my experience it does better than that.

NOTE: The Wingman does nothing for VHF digital signals. The "wings" of the antenna get VHF; not UHF.

As an aside; digital TV is "all or nothing." There is no such thing as a snowy TV signal. It is either perfect or a blank screen. It will sometimes "pixelate" if the signal is at the threshold of "good enough" as it cuts in and out.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:33 PM   #15
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UHF digital signals are only good for 15 miles from the tower. Line of sight has nothing to do with range. The Winegard Wingman elements focus the weak UHF signals onto the existing UHF loop antenna inside the plastic amp housing on the Winegard Sensor antenna head.

Like a magnifying glass to light; the Wingman boosts the power of the digital signal the existing antenna receives. Winegard says it will increase UHF digital range to 45 miles. In my experience it does better than that.

NOTE: The Wingman does nothing for VHF digital signals. The "wings" of the antenna get VHF; not UHF.

As an aside; digital TV is "all or nothing." There is no such thing as a snowy TV signal. It is either perfect or a blank screen. It will sometimes "pixelate" if the signal is at the threshold of "good enough" as it cuts in and out.
Well thanks, that explains it, we are right at if not slightly more that 15 miles from those towers, as for snow now that I think back "blank" may have actually been what we had.

Anyways now, sorry for hijacking the thread and disregard my comments.
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Upon "re-reading" my post; I found I made a "mis-statement."

"Line of sight has nothing to do with range."

Unamplified UHF signals have a maximum possible range of about 15 miles. If there is something in the way of your "Line of Sight" (like big trees, a building or a big metal object) it will REDUCE the possible range.

So, stuff in your line of sight and range do have a relationship.
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If that is the case now we don't know how to hook it up to the TV mounted in the Camper. Feel real stupid but as a one system unit we were confused how we could hook it up if that was the problem. Cant even figure how to take TV down.
Hate to say it, but now photos might be helpful.
Can you see where the antenna cable connects to the TV?
How about where the DVD connects? Is the DVD player part of the TV?

Is there a "game port" on the TV? (red, yellow and white RCA type sockets?)
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #18
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Im not sure what is plug into the TV We tried to get it down but couldnt so we stopped before we damaged something. I know the remote works on the Concertone unit not when shooting at the TV. Also down in the cabinet there is a bunch of different plugs but dont remember what they are. I think like video in/out and maybe to plug in games. It seems that maybe the tv is nothing but a monitor but the books I have dont say a thing. If you believe it we did try to read the instructions (the previous owners included all manuals Yea) but of course they didn't help
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Lou is right about not needing a "digital" antenna.

if your TV is digital, then the older antenna will work. if it is older, it'll need a converter box. some of the early flat screen TVs were analog and didn't have a built-in converter.

our digital TV works with the original antenna in our '07 Roo.
i have an older TV that i have to add the converter box to use it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:36 PM   #20
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Got some PM inquiries about the four units.

I have two new still sealed Sunkey Electronics SK-801ATSC Digital Converters; one sealed in the box Access HD DTA 1080D Digital Converter; and one opened, used briefly, Access HD DTA 1080D Digital Converter. All come with remotes and batteries. You can look up the specs.

Let me know if you want one by PM.
Just trying to recoup some of my costs as they are doing me no good on the shelf as I have since switched to cable.
Chap has first dibbs on his choice at this point.
I will post when they are gone.
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