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Old 05-30-2016, 07:32 AM   #1
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Good Morning! When I bought my 2014 Salem Cruise Lite 261BHXL last week, it had no TV. I installed on yesterday. I hooked into the port for ant/cable, turned on the signal booster and did an over the air channel search. I have cable at the house (where it's parked right now) but I have tested for an air signal before and was able to tune in to multiple stations using an HDTV antenna. I would have assumed that a 2014 TT would have an antenna capable of hdtv, however I am getting NO stations. Any thoughts? I read through the owner's manual, it really doesn't say anything useful. I am planning on getting up to the roof to look at the antenna and see if I can find the brand and model number to see.

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Old 05-30-2016, 07:56 AM   #2
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If it has an antenna it is an hd antenna, since any antenna is an hd antenna. I would recheck all your connections. Make sure the tv is on antenna and not cable and rescan.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:09 AM   #3
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Receiving the HDTV signals is highly dependent upon the direction the antenna is pointed. A few degrees off and no signal.
Any TV antenna can pick up HD but the Winegard batwing needs the add on "Wingman" UHF section to be efficient.
I would suggest the following.

Make sure that the antenna amplifier switch on the cable wall plate is turned on

Make sure the antenna is raised above the roof

Determine the location of the closest TV station transmitter (tower) and point the antenna toward it.

Recheck for the station

Setting up a TV for over the air stations is a PITA with HD and takes patience

There are Apps that will help to locate TV stations in your area. Get one.




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Old 05-30-2016, 02:55 PM   #4
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HD antenna is a scam.
You can get HD channels with rabbit ear antennas.
I know because I have.
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HD antenna is a scam.
You can get HD channels with rabbit ear antennas.
I know because I have.
And that is what I'd do next. Get some rabbit ears and make sure the TV works OK with them.

If it does then trouble shoot the trailer. Likely a button somewhere needs to be pushed.
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