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Old 07-10-2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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TV channel scan on different TVs in unit find different numbers of channels

My FR3 28 DS has 3 TVs. The 2 small ones (bedroom and outside) almost always find more channels than the big TV over the sink. This is in digital antenna (air mode).

Any ideas why that might occur. Additionally, the small TVs search about twice as fast as the big TV.

Suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:27 PM   #2
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We have three different brands in our coach, out of 5 tvs, and the three brands scan differently, at different speeds(why does it take so long on some?!), and get three different number of channels! Crazy, but true.

My LG is the best, and it's the easiest - it scans for ALL types of signals rather than having to change the 'input' and rescan... it will also show all types of channels under the same guide - no more flipping back and forth between inputs! Nice : )
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:28 PM   #3
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My bedroom tv always finds more channels, I have no idea why though!
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:55 PM   #4
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Yup.....3 different brands of TVs and 3 different scan lists on our rig.

Although we’re all using an antennae on each of our rigs (and they’re probably different brands and styles) the TVs themselves obviously have their own intelligence and mechanisms to do the searching.

It’s just the way it is.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:41 PM   #5
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Different tuners! Used in different tv makes
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:58 PM   #6
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Different TVs have different quality receivers. I've had very good luck with Sony, Samsung, and Sanyo TVs. Past that, it is a crap shoot.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:43 PM   #7
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some of the smart TVs are just smarter than the others
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:04 PM   #8
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TVs vary as to their sensitivity, the ability to pick up weaker signals. One TV may find a weak channel too low a threshold signal strength wise to display it while another will find the same signal just over the threshold and display it. This same analogy can be applied to the wiring in the camper. How the connectors were put on the cables when they were made and how many splitters the signal goes thru to whatever TV. Each splitter will drop the signal by a factor.
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