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Old 09-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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TV/ antenna vs cable

Ok, my first question. We are just calling it a night and decided to watch some TV. Under the input button on the TV, we have a choice of: TV, DVD or Satellite. While on TV, we are getting just a couple of channels as it is the local channels out of Grand Rapids. However, this campground has cable tv, so I ran the coax from the post to our RV. But how do I find the 40 cable channels? Is there a switch to change it to Cable? Again, with the remote, I can only change it to satellite or DVD and there are no channels under either of those (I did not bring my Direct TV boxes). Please advise.

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you may have to use the remote to turn the tv to ( cable instead of air ) in the tv menu and hit channel scan
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Worleybyrd, Thanks!! It is scanning now. I think with the new purchase, my brain must be dead. Thanks for the quick response.

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Need to add one more thing. My wife always makes fun of my "forum friends." She is pretty impressed that I got the correct response in less than five minutes!!
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Need to add one more thing. My wife always makes fun of my "forum friends." She is pretty impressed that I got the correct response in less than five minutes!!
And maybe next time you'll wait 60 min and get a wrong answer! Hope not, but it does happen!!
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Ok, in your RV there is one of 3 things. The first tow are most common.

ONE: a wall plate, this is normally near the MAIN TV, it has an antenna connection (Which normally feeds the MAIN TV) a 12 volt accessory outlet (Which is next to useless) a SWITCH and a LED (light)

Light on-Antenna on
Light off (Assuming fuse is good) CABLE on.

Option 2 is a box of many buttons, Normally labeled, If you need help figuring that one out you are beyond me (Press CABLE button)

Third option is a plate with a switch and light, NO other features should say WINEGARD onit, Kind of rare, See option 1 for instructions.

Next: IF you are not the original owner, and perhaps even if you are.. You mentioned SATellite.

Many RV's the park cable lead has been "retasked" for satellite LNB feed...This is really a bad idea but many do it. IF that is the case... You no longer have the cable option.
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