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Old 04-16-2024, 07:10 PM   #1
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TV Signals - cable connection vs. antenna

Our 2022 21DS Microlite came with a digital TV antenna in addition to the cable connector at the outside rear panel (near the water connections). I can't find any information in our manuals about selecting between these two inputs; in fact our TV signal seems to come exclusively from the antenna. There are two connectors in the TV enclosure (see photo); the input cable from the TV is connected as shown, and displays signal from the antenna. If I move the cable to the top connector, we get no signal on any channels. Any clues as to how to access the RV park's cable signals?

For reference we have the Connexx TV that was installed in the trailer when we bought it.

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Old 04-16-2024, 07:15 PM   #2
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Post pics of the outside cable coax connection.
Also did you change the tv signsl from OTA to cable and do a channel search?
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The first thing you need to do is push the little button the wall plate so the little green light turns off. That light is the antenna signal booster which also selects whether your TV is getting it’s signal from the antenna or the cable, then do the channel scan sequence.
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Old 04-16-2024, 07:44 PM   #4
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Post pics of the outside cable coax connection.
Also did you change the tv signsl from OTA to cable and do a channel search?
the pic shows external connections. Based on your question I found the info I needed to change the signal to cable and to do a channel scan; it completed the scan and found 25 or so analog cable channels. Thanks for the quick response - I appreciate it.
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The first thing you need to do is push the little button the wall plate so the little green light turns off. That light is the antenna signal booster which also selects whether your TV is getting itís signal from the antenna or the cable, then do the channel scan sequence.
Thanks! I naively thought the manuals from FR would have enough info to explain how the subsystems worked. Really appreciate all you guys responding so fast and with good info. FWIW, the channel scan I did prior to turning off the antenna booster worked but the picture was crap; turning off the signal booster cleared the picture right up.
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Thanks! I naively thought the manuals from FR would have enough info to explain how the subsystems worked. Really appreciate all you guys responding so fast and with good info. FWIW, the channel scan I did prior to turning off the antenna booster worked but the picture was crap; turning off the signal booster cleared the picture right up.
Yea, I missed seeing that you left the antenna booster button on.
RV owners manuals have been generic for many years. But if you had the Winegard instruction manual, I believe it says to turn off the booster button, when using the cable signal. My RV came with that manual, with all the individual manuals for the important things.
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