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Old 09-29-2016, 07:04 PM   #1
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Jensen TV...Only one HDMI Input?

My wife and I recently bought a 2017 Cedar Creek Hathaway Edition 34RL. We wanted to hook-up our DISH receiver. For a good 10 minutes of effort we wrestled the living room television off its mount. The HDMI input cable for cable television was attached to the Jensen television as expected. We searched for an additional HDMI input to connect the DISH HDMI cable to the back of the television. We could not find an additional HDMI port. The on-screen input selection has options for HDMI 1 and HDMI 2.

Did we just miss the other HDMI inputs, or is this a situation that others have encountered on the Jensen television(s)?

Interestingly, in the cabinet next to the fireplace, another HDMI input connector was discovered. I tried hooking up DVD player to this port but could not see any visual connection on the television at any of the HDMI options.

Before placing the television back on its mount, I connected the DISH box to the single HDMI input port and was able to get DISH programming.

If anyone has discovered additional HDMI ports on the Jensen TV, please let us know.

Ken & Lucy
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:18 PM   #2
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We could not find an additional HDMI port. The on-screen input selection has options for HDMI 1 and HDMI 2.
I don't know about your model tv, I can only suggest, ..... often, if there are only two HDMI ports, with one on the back,........ the other will be located on the side, with other buttons like on/off, volume, ect.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:23 PM   #3
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side connectors

Thank you for the suggestion, Fella.
In my previous 5th wheel, the Sansui television(s) did have side HDMI ports. I didn't see any HDMIs on the side, but I did see component RCA connectors which I could use in a pinch.

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Old 09-29-2016, 07:30 PM   #4
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If you look where the Dish receiver sits at there is a HDMI cable or a place to hook it up at. I have a 32RL Cedar Creek and my Direct HDMI cable is a connection


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Old 09-29-2016, 10:22 PM   #5
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Right, Spock. I connected a coaxial cable from the Satellite connector on the wall to the back of the DISH receiver. That's one connection. From the HDMI port on the back of the DISH receiver, I connected an HDMI cable to the television's HDMI input. That's the second connection. And...I was getting DISH programming.

With the one HDMI input now taken up on the back of the television, how do I get a cable television connection? I guess I could use the component RCA cables (red, green, blue, yellow) to connect the DISH box to the television but that seems like a huge hassle.

If the television had two or more HDMI inputs, there would be no connection issues.

Anyhoo...we're enjoying our Cedar Creek so far!
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:24 PM   #6
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On the wall in my Silverback and all my previous RV's I had 2 coax connections on the wall and 2 coax connections outside. One is labeled cable and one is labeled satellite. So are you saying you only have one coax connection on the wall behind your tv? You should (?) have 2 coax connections of which one you have connected to you Sat box and then HDMI to tv. The other coax should just connect to the coax connection on the back of the tv. Cable tv in campgrounds is not HDMI. It is digital but delivered via coax.
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In my first post I neglected to ask if you are full time somewhere and using a cable box from a cable provider? In that case you will need to use the rgb connections or usually a cable box also has a coax out.
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I see what you're saying, Dalford. I'll have to go look in my RV tomorrow since it's at a storage facility right now. My previous 5th wheel had the setup that you're describing. Both my wife and I think there was just one coax connection behind the television. I hope we're wrong.

The outside connector box has three coax inputs. One is for cable tv and the other two are for a living room satellite and a bedroom satellite hookups.

No we're not full timing anywhere. We're nomadic.

Thanks for your suggestion. We're hoping you've solved this minor situation!
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I don't have a problem when I hook up to cable, I hook that up on the outside I can have cable, satellite, and over the air tv. If I want to hook up my portable satellite dish then I have to change some cables. I have a Trav'ler on top of camper plus I can hook up my portable satellite dish


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If you do not have the manual for the TV, post the model number and I'm sure we can find you a copy. It will tell you where the HDMI inputs are.
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