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Old 08-26-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Livingroom TV looses signal

when overhead bedroom lights are turned on
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:58 AM   #2
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All of our TVs lose signal when any light (LED's) are turned on anywhere near the antenna. Several threads about it but no fix I know of. It seems they used less then quality led's which cause interference.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:21 PM   #4
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All of our TVs lose signal when any light (LED's) are turned on anywhere near the antenna. Several threads about it but no fix I know of. It seems they used less then quality led's which cause interference.
Forest River addressed this issue on my 2014 Windjammer at last year's Goshen Rally, and I know for a fact that they fixed several more with the same complaint at the rally this year. The "fix" is replacing all of the flat pancake LED lights with a slightly different style that operates on a little different frequency, not so close to the frequency of broadcast TV. The lights closest to your antenna are probably the greatest interference...in our case, it was the bedroom and bathroom, b/c our antenna is mounted above the bedroom, and the bathroom light was directly in line between the antenna and the television.

Now that FR is aware of the problem and knows what needs to be done to correct it, I'd sure ask my dealer about replacing the LED fixtures under warranty.

BTW, your dealer may not be able to see the problem. It doesn't happen on cable, only on over-the-air broadcast signals, and the signal has tio be fairly weak...like you are a long way from the transmitter. I tried to get my dealer to figure out what was happening, but because his shop is within 20+/- miles of the broadcast tower, the signal was always so strong that the lights didn't interfere with it. You have to be pretty far from the tower, with a fairly low signal to experience this.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:18 AM   #5
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I think that my unit is out of warrenty. So I'll have to replace them myself. Do you know the brand a the number of the " good" LED's?
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Following for any new info. Just contacted my dealer today about the same issue.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:51 PM   #7
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You might try a split bead ferrite choke, Radio Shack calls them "Snap Together Ferrite Core", on the coax and the power lead to your TV. It clamps around your coax. It will suppress RFI. If there is a ham radio store in your area they will have them in various sizes and will probably be a little cheaper than Radio Shack or possibly get them on Ebay. Just make sure it is the split design so it can be attached without feeding a coax through it.
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Mine does the same thing when we turn on the front bathroom lights.
I'll have to inquire with my deaker about fixing this, when I take it in for some other stuff in a couple months
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