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Old 11-03-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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Help (please) ... DVD player issue

Hey all,

So I installed a small DVD player in the cubby above the entry door on my 2801. I connected it to power and to the HDMI connector that was factory installed inside that same cubby but when I turn it on and try to play a movie, I can't get either TV to recognize the DVD player as an input. We have a trip coming up soon and we may be stuck inside the unit quite a bit depending on weather. If you've solved this mystery, please advise. Thank you!
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:43 PM   #2
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Did you try to set the TV to HDMI mode? It may not have a DVD mode, but instead uses a HDMI mode.
The remote for the TV may have button called Source or Input.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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Not to sound facetious, but, did you check that the HDMI is connected to both TV and DVD, and not going to some other item, such as the radio?


I would follow the line to be certain.


In my unit, the HDMI runs from the TV to the radio. If I want to use an HDMI item, I am able to plug in through the radio.


Although, I will go direct to the TV and not go through the radio. Not sure why they wired it like that because they used RCA cables to wire the sound to the camper speakers...Meaning the HDMI to the radio is actually a mute point. (In my opinion.)
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the thoughts JS. I definitely tried HDMI input, in fact ALL the various inputs on both TVs, multiple times. It is almost like the HDMI terminal is not connected to anything behind the wall (unfortunately, something like that is entirely possible). I expect it would be quite difficult tracing the HDMI wiring from one side of the coach to the other but if all else fails, I will give that a try.
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:12 PM   #5
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Some TV's may use an Auxiliary setting.


Maybe try a separate cable that you can connect from DVD to TV to be sure you have a 'visible' connection.


What TV model is it? Do you have the manual? Or maybe you could search the internet for the solution if the issue is a TV or DVD setting.
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:18 PM   #6
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Maybe the TV needs to be set on a certain channel, like 2-3-or 4?


Maybe try playing a DVD, and then cycling the sources as the DVD plays...Just to be sure a signal is being sent the entire time you are cycling.
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:23 PM   #7
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Found this online:


"If the DVD player is set to output a higher resolution than the TV can accept that usually shows as "no signal".
Connect the player to another TV and set the resolution lower in the player set up menu."
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Help (please) ... DVD player issue

As has been stated, run an HMDI directly from the DVD to the TV. Note which connection you use on the TV (should be an HDMI 1, 2, 3 and/or side input). The remote should have a ďsourceĒ button where you toggle between the inputs.

How many HDMI supplies are currently hooked to the tv?
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:03 PM   #9
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Thanks for the thoughts. The DVD player connected directly to the front TV via a separate DVD cable works fine on HDMI input. At least I know the components are OK. There is one HDMI cable going to the TV as originally installed. I had figured that one is the input from the DVD player, but nope. I will try and figure out where/if the HDMI cable is run behind the wall. In the meantime, if there are any other Forester 2801 or Sunseeker 2800 owners that have this all figured out, please chime in. Thanks all!
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:09 PM   #10
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Do you have a HDMI input on the front of a Furrion radio?
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:18 PM   #11
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I have a 2801 and encountered the same problem. I removed the wall plate for the HDMI connection in the cubby. The HDMI cable behind the plate was wedged in so tight that it was broken. So yes it was totally useless. More quality craftsmanship at the factory.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:46 PM   #12
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Since every component may be suspect, I would start with a known good DVD, a known good cable and plug into the TV. Go from there if it works, if not suspect the HDMI port on the TV.
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:10 PM   #13
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Are your sure the radio doesn't have DVD capabilities. If the HDMI cable is attached to the back of the radio then just try a DVD in the radios CD slot.

My stereo is the DVD player. I need to turn on the tv with it's remote and select HDMI Input 1, then I control the DVD with the radios remote. I have the Concertone/Patrick Genesis GT3.0 AM/FM/CD/DVD/Weather Stereo with Surround Sound.

I know this is a Forester MH but I also know other brands of stereos are made with the same features. Knowing the make and model of both the stereo and tv could help others help you.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:40 PM   #14
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sgtim, Thanks for this note. We are getting somewhere now. Unfortunately, one has to suspect something like what you found from the get-go. So...did you ever get it up and running, and if so, did it play on the dinette TV or the rear bedroom TV or both? And if so, which input on the TV is connected to the DVD player?
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I don't know which dvd player you installed but in my factory installed radio/dvd player the hdmi is a input not an output.
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I don't know which dvd player you installed but in my factory installed radio/dvd player the hdmi is a input not an output.
What model player? The Jensen in my unit has a single HDMI outlet which outputs video to the TV and receives audio from the TV.
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What model player? The Jensen in my unit has a single HDMI outlet which outputs video to the TV and receives audio from the TV.

Many HDMI audio is bidirectional.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:12 AM   #18
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What model player? The Jensen in my unit has a single HDMI outlet which outputs video to the TV and receives audio from the TV.


Emm-dee nailed it. My Jensen receiver above the entry door is the DVD player for the main TV.

Ok so now I am even more curious as to where/what the HDMI cable connection inside the cubby is used for??
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Emm-dee nailed it. My Jensen receiver above the entry door is the DVD player for the main TV.

Ok so now I am even more curious as to where/what the HDMI cable connection inside the cubby is used for??
Connecting a satellite receiver or cable box of you park in a more permanent location.
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Our fiver has a hdmi cable to a cubby for a satellite dish or Bluetooth. The cubby also has a 110 volt outlet.

The input settings on the two way hdmi is usually called an arc connection. We have one between our radio and the tv. Allows signal from the tv to the radio. Or the dvd sends to the tv. Both have to be arc equipped.
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