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Old 02-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Question I need help!

Am getting back into camping after 30 years. Purchased used 07 Forest River camper which has Concertone Gadget (dvd,radio,tv) and also has a concertone monitor for tv I assume. I have a roof top (crank up)antenna for TV and antenna for radio. Radio works ok. DVD, so so. TV - nothing. In the 70's when I was camping, Campers did not come with electronics. How do I get the tv portion to work?? Monitor comes on and will play DVD, but nothing in the TV mode. Headed out next week end with 5 year old grandson to entertain. Don't know if campground has cable or not, but need to know how to handle cable or antenna operation. Many, many thanks in advance
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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I guess you never heard about the conversion from analog TV to Digital a couple of years back. A 2007 camper has an analog TV tuner and will no longer work without an additional tuner converter from digital signals to analog (channel 3 or 4) so your TV can understand them.

Without replacing your TV with a new flat screen digital TV you will need to buy a converter like Sunkey Digital Converter Box - Walmart.com to use you existing TV.

As to cable, connect the campground cable to the camper's outdoor F connector and MAKE SURE the amp is off (green light off). You will need to search for channels on the TV. If your campground's cable company has gone digital, then you would still need the converter box even with campground cable.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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I think I have a converter box at home I'd give you if you didn't want to upgrade to a digital tv.
Pay for shipping and its yours.


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Old 02-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Thank you both. I am familiar with the converter on older TV's. This is not an actual TV, it is a monitor. I have a Concertone DVD Satellite Stereo Radio System which has DVD, TVtuner,CD digital audio, etc. Would or should there be a converter box in close proxmity to this system or the monitor. What would the normal range be for reception? The antenna is a Winegard Sensar if that helps.
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Thank you both. I am familiar with the converter on older TV's. This is not an actual TV, it is a monitor. I have a Concertone DVD Satellite Stereo Radio System which has DVD, TVtuner,CD digital audio, etc. Would or should there be a converter box in close proxmity to this system or the monitor. What would the normal range be for reception? The antenna is a Winegard Sensar if that helps.
If your tuner is in the Concertone unit, then the converter would have to go between the antenna switch and the Concertone tuner input.
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Jim,

Lou is right in what he says in both of his posts; however, when I had my '07 Forest River Rockwood with probably the same Concertone setup as you, I was able to quickly wire up an easy work-around to make that old analog monitor work fine using the same kind of digital-to-analog converter box which Turbs is offering to you.

What I did was run a short piece of standard coax tv cable with F connectors on each end

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to my converter box. Then I ran a standard red/white/yellow audio-video cable with RCA connectors on each end


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and plugged the red/white/yellow RCA leads into the matching colored Input 1 wall jacks.

I then powered up everything, pushed the antenna signal booster switch to on (green light illuminated) and tuned the Concertone control unit to the Input 1 Function setting. I could then watch today's digital over-the-air television broadcasts through my converter box to the existing analog monitor, and could use my converter box's remote control to change television channels, volume, etc.

I hope this reply post works out okay with the pics I've attempted to insert, as it's the first time I've attempted to post with pics.

Have a great time with your grandson, Jim!

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