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Old 09-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Question Swap out old TV's

I think I have looked at all the posts regarding removal & replacement of the old style TV's to a flat screen. All posts have been for front mounted TV's Our coach is a 2003 37" LaPalma & my TV is located in a entertainment center just behind the passenger seat. There is also a old VHS player with 2 boxes I'll call splitter boxes for lack of better discription. With the TV, VCR & 2 splitter boxes there is a rats nest of wires. And I thought all I would have to do is unplug the VCR & TV & plug in the new, boy was I wrong. I'm thinkin (might be my mistake) that with the new TV & BluRay player I should be able to get rid of the splitter boxes. Anyone else have this floor plan with the splitter boxes & have you changed them out???
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I think I have looked at all the posts regarding removal & replacement of the old style TV's to a flat screen. All posts have been for front mounted TV's Our coach is a 2003 37" LaPalma & my TV is located in a entertainment center just behind the passenger seat. There is also a old VHS player with 2 boxes I'll call splitter boxes for lack of better discription. With the TV, VCR & 2 splitter boxes there is a rats nest of wires. And I thought all I would have to do is unplug the VCR & TV & plug in the new, boy was I wrong. I'm thinkin (might be my mistake) that with the new TV & BluRay player I should be able to get rid of the splitter boxes. Anyone else have this floor plan with the splitter boxes & have you changed them out???

if you are trying to run a sat. to them the wire in the mh is not good enuff you need r6 wire. if you are just trying to hook up the ant. and tv to the blue ray just hook the blue ray to the tv with a hdmi cable and the ant. wire that went to the vhs to the tv. this will give you both.
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I think a little more detail might help but I will give it a shot.

What Breed says about needing better cable might be true. The current Standard is RG6 whereas your rig may have the old RG59. But.....try it with the old cable first. Shorter runs may work fine. Satellite LNB's are powered by your cable box so longer runs of RG59 can cause problems for your Digital Boxes but when we are talking short runs (say 10-15 ft), then it isn't so much of a problem. The longer the run, the greater the loss of power and the harder your digital box has to work.

Now onto other things. If you have some kind of digital box with a built in PVR, you should be able to ditch the splitters.

You will need to use HDMI cables most likely to connect things to your TV. Things being your Blue Ray and your PVR.

I will assume your new TV has more than 1 HDMI input on the TV.

So, cable from satellite goes to your Decoder/PVR
Decoder/PVR goes to TV via HDMI
Blue Ray Player goes to TV via 2nd HDMI

If you are using an Antenna, you will still have one of these decoder boxes. Some may not have an HDMI out on them. If so you will likely have to use the old composite cable (the yellow, red and white cable) to connect to your new TV. It will likely still have those inputs on the back of the TV.
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