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Old 05-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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2011 itasca sunstar tv, plus USB port

We have a tv in the center or the coach, and on the wall below that is an electric eye. I'm wondering what this is for. Nothing seems to make it work, whether we're using the remote to operate the tv or when watching dvd's.

If we want to watch dvd's, after inserting the dvd, we should be able to operate the dvd with the remote and aim it at the electric eye, but it doesn't work. We can only operate the dvd by aiming the remote at the front of the coach, where the radio is.

As well, below the tv area is a skinny storage shelf area. There is a USB port in there. Any ideas what this would be for?

Nothing on the Itasca website seems to even mention this stuff.

Thanks for any info you can give.


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Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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I don't have an Itasca, but on my American Tradition the "electric eye" has a little stick-on "button" at the other end that goes over the "eye' on the DVD/sound system box itself. I have remote electric eyes in several places around the coach and the infrared signal is passed to the DVD player that way. If the little button gets knocked off the eye part of the DVD box, the remotes don't work unless pointed right at the box.

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Old 05-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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Many of those orphan USB ports in vehicles are charging ports for devices that can use them to charge up their batteries. I believe you can tell if it's live by plugging in a thumb drive...it's light should come on.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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Jim and Gary,

Thanks so much for your answers. It helps a lot! We did see that little thing with a stick-on button, but had no clue what it was for.

Cheers. Happy Travels.
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