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Old 10-31-2020, 04:12 PM   #1
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I can't seem to figure out how to get the CG channels to my TV's. I connect the CG output (via a coax cable) to the connection inside the power cable storage bin and I scan for but don't see any channels being discovered. I can get OTA channels just fine. Do I have to disconnect the SAT Dish? I am never going to use SAT anyways. In the storage cabinet where the HDMI selector is, there is a disconnected barrel connector but I can't see what it would connect to. A schematic would be really helpful to help me troubleshoot this. I am not big "watching TV while camping" guy but occasionally would like to watch something.
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Old 10-31-2020, 04:40 PM   #2
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in order to have your tv RECEIVE the outside coax CABLE signal, you have to tell it that's what you want it to 'see'.... meaning that there is probably a 'box' of buttons that allows you to do this, or else called the 'entertainment center' box.
When you tell the box that you want 'which' tv to see 'which' signal, such as CABLE, then the signal will get to the tv.
When the signal is at the tv, you must then tell the tv 'what' signal you want to use, by going into the INPUT settings, or a button on your remote for the tv. Changing this to CABLE will tell the tv which signal to use.
THEN, when you have the input correct, you must SCAN your tv to 'find' the CABLE channels....

maddening, isn't it!!
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Old 10-31-2020, 05:23 PM   #3
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If you have a powered OTA, you might have to turn that off. The antenna may interfere with the CG signal and since it is amplified it will drown out the weaker signal.
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Old 11-02-2020, 01:33 PM   #4
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shepardmike,
In the overhead compartment there is a switch to power off the antenna booster. Switch that off and go the on screen menu on the tv and select channels, then select cable and rescan. Hopefully that will help you get some cable channels
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:19 PM   #5
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I would suggest that you check with campground management or a neighboring RVer who is hooked up to an external source to know what kind of cable system you are dealing with. Do you need to rent a box to allow cable? Also, some cable systems are still analog so try that plus digital if you have that selection.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:22 PM   #6
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Turn off green light (push button on the wall plate)in the electronic cabinet which will also turn off blue light to OTA antenna. Then run your tv scan for channels should work then.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:38 PM   #7
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Turn off green light (push button on the wall plate)in the electronic cabinet which will also turn off blue light to OTA antenna. Then run your tv scan for channels should work then.
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Some are green led and some blue but -

What he said- also be sure you're scanning for cable and not antenna channels.
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Old 11-02-2020, 02:55 PM   #8
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Many thanks for these suggestions. I will try them out on the next trip!
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Old 11-02-2020, 04:05 PM   #9
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This can be a problem at many campgrounds. At one in Pennsylvania I tried all the above plus trying 3 different cables to hook up. Finally found that using the media button instead of cable or antenna on the signal source box provided a good signal for the tv. This was the box next to the OTA amplifier.

At other RV parks using the cable or OTA selection worked fine, but not at that one. Sometimes you just have to keep trying different combinations.
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