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Old 03-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information, still waiting on the video cable to come in to try that, I am also getting a longer HDMI cable. On my toshiba tv there are 2 HDMI ports marked 1 and 2. I also tried very setting on the tv for video and both HDMI. I think it's not having the right video cable from the DVD player to the TV hooked up, that's my hopes. If that does not work I guess I will have to carry it back to the dealer and see if they can fix. Just started camping and I love it. This little problem won't stop this ole man from enjoying my camper. Wish I had started years ago HA. Thanks again for the help and information
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:19 PM   #12
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...On my toshiba tv there are 2 HDMI ports marked 1 and 2. I also tried very setting on the tv for video and both HDMI. I think it's not having the right video cable from the DVD player to the TV hooked up, that's my hopes...
Ah, so you have the Toshiba and not the Konka. Maybe Bob Fields will drift by this thread and talk more about the GT 3.

The GT 3 info is great, but I feel the info about what is hooked up to what in different ways among our trailers' tvs and multi-input-output wall plates and speakers could be more user friendly.

On my particular setup pictured in my previous message, here is what I think is happening...

The gray coax may be from the Winegard antenna wall plate. It carries the tv signal input from the Winegard amped antenna to the television. It's plugged into the televion's antenna input. The television input menu must be set to tv to receive/display that signal. (It may also carry cable signal, if I set my Wingard wall plate to that, but that and satelite are different ball games)

The combo av plug is connected to an av output (not input) on the television. It splits into the red, white, yellow plugs that go to the GT 3. The red and white plugs are audio, yellow video not connected. I think this is carrying left/right audio from the television to the GT 3 on its AV1 input, so that antenna signal sound or other sound signals from the tv can be played through the ceiling or outside speakers hooked up to the GT 3. The yellow video out to the GT 3 would be irrelevant. So, this is signal output from the television and input to the GT3 at AV 1 (which is why my GT 3 must be mode set to AV 1 as opposed to AV 2 to play those sounds).

The HDMI is connected between the GT 3 and the television. On mine, I believe this is designed to carry audio and video signals from the GT 3 HDMI output to a television HDMI input (in my case the HDMI 1 plug, not HDMI 2 or 3). When I play a dvd in my GT 3, my HDMI cable is carrying audio and video signals as output from the built-in dvd player to input at the television. So, I must reset my television input from TV (signals coming in over the input coax) to HDMI 1 (where my HDMI cable is plugged in).

Sorry about this being so long. I'm partly guessing about this stuff, and trying to reason out why what is connected to what and why on my own system. Right now, mine is working.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #13
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hey all,

The GT3 SHOULD be hooked up to the TV as follows:

- The HDMI cable carries video only from the DVD player to the TV. The "newer" Toshiba's will switch automatically when the DVD is started. This is called CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). We provide the signal and if the TV is capable will switch automatically. You may need to enable the CEC (or Regza) as it is is call on the Toshiba).

- The TV Broadcast Surround Sound is channeled back ti the GT3 via RCA cables or optical audio cables depending upon when your unit was built and what brand of RV you have. Rockwood/Flagstaff is using opitcal audio going forward.

The wall plate video output as noted does indeed go directly to the TV with the rca audio going to the GT3 for sound.

Let me know if I missed something...
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #14
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Thanks, The HDMI cable is hooked up to the #1 port on the TV. There are 2 audio(red&white) going to the GT3. I have tried putting my tv on both the HDMI settings and still no picture, but I do have sound. I have also try moving the HDMI cable to the #2 port on the tv, but still no luck with the picture. I also try the Regza enable. So at this point I don not know what the problem might be,
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #15
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Well you've got it narrowed down to a bad hdmi cable or dvd player. To check both try hooking up a different dvd player with your cable. If it works then you have found the culprit.
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Thanks, I have a different HDMI cable to try and a DVD player. I also spoke with Bob and will let everyone know how things work out.
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OK I tried a new HDMI cable, no picture, tried a different TV, no picture. So I guess the GT3 unit is bad. Thanks
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My TV switched inputs automatically when I put the DVD in. But, yours might not do that. ...
Yours switches because yours s hooked up with an HDMI cable and the GT3 sends a signal to the TV to switch automatically.

The yellow composite video cable cannot do this.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #19
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Update: I recieved a new GT-3 from my RV dealer today. Installed new GT-3 and it works Great. My dealer was very helpful in this matter. I appreciate all the help for the folks here on the forum and to Bob Fields. Thanks again.
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Glad to hear you got it replaced and everything is working !
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