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Old 06-13-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Cedar Creek television, radio, blue ray CD, sound bar system.

We love our new Cedar Creek 34 RLSA-7, EXCEPT for the TV, radio, sound bar entertainment system. Why CC would put such a lower end system in a higher end RV? The RV specific ASA/Jensen televisions will not program to a Dish Network or any other (that I am aware of) universal remote controls. ASA electronics said their regular consumer televisions have IR codes established for programming but the newer RV specific televisions do not. So I have to use three remotes when using my TV, the Jensen remote to turn the TV on, the Vizio remote to turn the sound bar on and volume control, the Dish Network remote to change channels. Now if the radio speaker system is set where the speakers on the outside are on as well as the inside, I have to get the little remote from the Dual radio system and set the speakers. This is my fourth 5 th., wheel and by far the worst entertainment system I have seen. I just don't understand their thinking on this one.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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Completely agree with you on this. It is a pain to get everything turned on and set to what you want.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #3
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In the fifth wheel we had, we gutted the whole system and bought the components we wanted. All used the same remote. Added a big sub as well. Only thing we utilized was the surround speakers in the ceiling.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:46 PM   #4
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Unfortunately there are no speakers in the ceiling of our Cedar Creek, will have to use a sound bar. I really miss the surround sound speakers in our last two 5th., wheels which included speakers in the bedroom. In the CC it's either a sound bar and the two outside speakers or nothing. I will eventually get use to it. Glad I am not a music and sound nut or I would really have a difficult time with this system.
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:31 PM   #5
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I agree. In fact, I don't use the sound bar at all except for watching DVD movies. For TV, I just use the TV speakers. We don't have a sat system.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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I agree also. I put another set of speakers on the am/fm radio so I could listen to it without using anything else.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:50 AM   #7
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Sound system Suggestions

Yes, I agree. For a high end RV the sound system leaves a lot to be desired. I will end up changing it out but for now it will stay. Here's some ideas: since FR had the "wisdom" to remove the ceiling surround speakers why not buy a set of wireless surround speakers. No hassle to install but of course you'll need a 5.1 amplifier/system first. The Visio unit (sound bar) can't support 5.1. I plan on doing that. Not a huge problem but I sure miss the real surround effect. The speakers selection/capability also sucks! An automobile radio??? Come on guys! Anyway, otherwise we love the "tenement on wheels"!
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Yes agree on the entertainment system in the CC. Ours being new will be mostly left in place for the next year or so (except the radio - remote is already dead).
I ran into the programming issue this past weekend. We purchased a new Dish Sat system (VIP211k) and wanted to setup for the tV and sound bar.
The dish remote came with a "learn" mode - so I did get the sound bar working over the weekend. Also programmed the power button for the TV. Will take some time this week to program out the rest of the buttons on this remote. I have not even looked at the DVD/Blue Ray but figure it will require the same teaching mode.
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Yes agree on the entertainment system in the CC. Ours being new will be mostly left in place for the next year or so (except the radio - remote is already dead).
I ran into the programming issue this past weekend. We purchased a new Dish Sat system (VIP211k) and wanted to setup for the tV and sound bar.
The dish remote came with a "learn" mode - so I did get the sound bar working over the weekend. Also programmed the power button for the TV. Will take some time this week to program out the rest of the buttons on this remote. I have not even looked at the DVD/Blue Ray but figure it will require the same teaching mode.
You got your Jensen television to program to the Dish remote so it will turn on/off with the Dish remote? I tried for hours, then calls to both ASA/Jensen and Dish, they both said it couldn't be done.
Let me know how you did it.
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