Originally Posted by goots
you would think the inverter is on if the TV come on when the gen is tuned off
No, what I was trying to find out is:
A) Power from Gen straight to TV
B) Power from Gen -> Convertor -> Batteries -> Inverter -> TV.
If the Inverter was turned off when the Gen is supplying power then it's option A. If it was turned on when the Gen is supplying power it could be A or B.
What this helps identify is if there is a problem with compatibility between the Inverter and that TV. (See comment above about clean AC.)