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Old 04-14-2018, 07:35 AM   #1
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I am a new owner of a 2018 832FLBS. It has a large TV hidden in a front cabinet. The question is: It seems to want to play DVD's in 480p. Watching is like some one throwing sand in your eyes. My 12-year-old grandson was able to get a 1080p (high def) picture one time, but he doesn't travel with me, and I cannot duplicate what he did. Also, I am very disappointed with the "over the air" antenna. Seems I cannot dial in any stations. Probably just unfamiliarity with the system, but still a major disappointment. Dealer did a good job with the other "systems" in the trailer, but not so much with the TV, iRV 65, and the omnidirectional antenna. Any help out there?
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Old 04-14-2018, 07:42 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. It sounds to me that you need to go thru the setup procedure carefully for your TV and DVD player I doubt its the equipment. Remember if you are watching TV at a campground with their system plugged in you need to have the booster off
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:26 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. It sounds to me that you need to go thru the setup procedure carefully for your TV and DVD player I doubt its the equipment. Remember if you are watching TV at a campground with their system plugged in you need to have the booster off
I'm not plugged into campground system. I'm using antenna and individual CDs
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:35 AM   #4
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DVD's are mastered in 480P, that is their default resolution. The TV is probably a 1080P set, so the picture must be upconverted. The DVD player probably does not do a good job upconverting. I would try sending different resolutions to the tv. This should be in a menu of the dvd player under output resolution. Most inexpensive dvd players do not do a good job with the upconvert.
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DVD's are mastered in 480P, that is their default resolution. The TV is probably a 1080P set, so the picture must be upconverted. The DVD player probably does not do a good job upconverting. I would try sending different resolutions to the tv. This should be in a menu of the dvd player under output resolution. Most inexpensive dvd players do not do a good job with the upconvert.
I received a message from iRV Techologies that 480p is what the player uses. No ability to upconvert. Rhetorical question, but why would Forest River put such low quality equipment in any of their models? It would be better if they omitted it altogether. I bought a cheaper Sanyo player from Wal-Mart, plugged it into the front of the original equipment, and can now enjoy 1080p.
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I received a message from iRV Techologies that 480p is what the player uses. No ability to upconvert. Rhetorical question, but why would Forest River put such low quality equipment in any of their models? It would be better if they omitted it altogether. I bought a cheaper Sanyo player from Wal-Mart, plugged it into the front of the original equipment, and can now enjoy 1080p.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:55 AM   #7
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Since about a third of the disc's I would take along are Blu-ray one of the first mods I made to our 26RBWS was to install a Sony Blu Ray player. I cut a hole and mounted it next to the iRV unit and plugged it into HDMI 3 on the TV. If we have a decent Internet signal we can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime also.
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Sounds like a great mod, however, since you bypassed the iRV's entertainment unit, what kind of sound are you getting?? It looks to me like you would get the TV-speaker sound quality. My Toshiba relies on a pretty nice sound bar, that I think is powered by the entertainment system (iRV Technologies).
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Dan, since nobody addressed the antenna problem. The omnidirectional antennas are not the best by a long shot. You add long distances from the transmitting tower, say 35 miles and lots of trees, or hills/bluffs between you and the tower, the signal diminishes a lot.

To give you an example, my house is 35 miles from the closest transmitter and I consistently get 17 channels. I go to my seasonal trailer 25 miles farther with lots of trees and a 125' granite bluff between the transmitters and me. While the trees are bare I sometimes got the same 17 channels, though they fade in and out. Once the trees have all their leaves I'm lucky if I can got 1 channel. So I bought a small size directional antenna rated for 75 miles and put it on a 20' tower. Now I get the same 17 channels with 4 of them having spotty reception.

BTW, I have the Toshiba 32" with a Genesis GT3.0 Stereo/DVD player. I get 1080p video from that player.
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