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Old 01-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #11
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.is it possible that the antenna on our unit IS NOT digital? if so F/R is stupid.
there is no need for a "digital" antenna! that's a marketing scam. the tv has to be digital, not the antenna.
our '07 Roo's antenna, made before the analog-to-digital tv changeover, works fine with our digital LCD tv.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:13 PM   #12
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there is no need for a "digital" antenna! that's a marketing scam. the tv has to be digital, not the antenna.
our '07 Roo's antenna, made before the analog-to-digital tv changeover, works fine with our digital LCD tv.
That is true I have used a rabbit ears about (35 years old) on a home Digital TV and it works just fine The fifth wheel attennea is not digital and works OK with the boost off but you have to point it the right way with the boost on you can get most channels by just pointing in the general direction and works fine they also make a add on to the wingard to work better with Digital. But I have no problems with the way it works the way it is setup now.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:14 PM   #13
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Is there an "input" button on the TV remote control that lets you select TV vs Video (DVD) input, or an item on the TV menu that lets you make the same choice?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:47 PM   #14
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I can't remember if it does or not will have to check it out tomorrow
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:47 AM   #15
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This shouldn't be this hard to get tv reception.-lol
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:45 AM   #16
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The sad thing is that, once you get it working, there really isn't all that much worth watching.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #17
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That is true I have used a rabbit ears about (35 years old) on a home Digital TV and it works just fine The fifth wheel antennae is not digital and works OK with the boost off but you have to point it the right way with the boost on you can get most channels by just pointing in the general direction and works fine they also make a add on to the wingard to work better with Digital. But I have no problems with the way it works the way it is setup now.
Boost "on" is required to get any signal from the roof antenna. This is because it also acts as a switch between the roof antenna and the cable TV input on the side of the camper.

If you are getting a TV signal with the Booster "off" and no cable hooked up you must be very close to the TV tower and picking up signal through the cable wiring in your camper.

There are several great threads here on how the TV antenna system actually works: Like this one: Winegard wingman antenna booster

and web sites that give true bearings to the station antenna towers in your area.

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Old 01-22-2012, 03:25 PM   #18
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Boost "on" is required to get any signal from the roof antenna. This is because it also acts as a switch between the roof antenna and the cable TV input on the side of the camper.

If you are getting a TV signal with the Booster "off" and no cable hooked up you must be very close to the TV tower and picking up signal through the cable wiring in your camper.

There are several great threads here on how the TV antenna system actually works: Like this one: Winegard wingman antenna booster

and web sites that give true bearings to the station antenna towers in your area.

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WOW!!!!! Thanks VERY much for the info!! We just got back from Wally's getting some stuff for our new Sierra 323FK TT, so as soon as we eat lunch we'll go try it again!
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SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks folks VERY much for all the help!!!! way more than we expected!!!! we are about 175 miles south of Jax, Fl and get a Jax station crystal clear!! I think between the antenna (if there is no cable at a park) and our DVDs we'll be find for a little night time viewing! Thanks Again!!
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Congratulations on your success! For the benefit of others who might have a similar problem, what did the solution turn out to be?
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