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Old 04-04-2016, 09:17 AM   #1
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No Cable TV Signal

Internal TV cable does not receive signal. Have checked all connections and switch. Is there a simple fix other than running an outside cable direct from the pedestal to the TV? This is in a 2006 Itasca Sunova 30B Class A motorhome.

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Old 04-04-2016, 10:01 AM   #2
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Check in the upper cabinets for a switch or a button that switches from TV antenna to Dish. It must be on dish to receive a signal from RV Park cable or your own Satellite.

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Old 04-04-2016, 10:15 PM   #3
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On ours once you put the switch, which is on the wall next to the passenger side front seat, into the cable position, then you need to do the auto scan via your TV. It will say it could take up to 50 minutes, but usually it is only about 5 minutes. You have to do the Auto scan too for regular TV Antenna if you want to get the most channels possible. You also have to do it every time you change locations. We usually do both as we are setting everything up so we can switch back and forth during our stay.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:17 PM   #4
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Before you go too far did you check and make sure it isn't the campground cables problem.

If it isn't the campground cable then I would run a cable from the campground cable to the TV and see if it worked that way.

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Old 04-06-2016, 10:18 AM   #5
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Is your BOMB (box of many buttons) set properly. If it was working before then I would check all that before I went crazy with new wires and such.
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Make sure tv is in the cable mode on the tv menu and not antenna.
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If your system is like mine I have no bomb. Just make sure the power button on cable connection is off. No green light. It should have a 12 volt plug next to it.
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One of the few things that I've had to fix on my Phaeton was an $8 dollar splitter. If all the switches and buttons are in the correct position and it still doesn't work, it may just be a bad splitter !!

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Originally Posted by jfran304 View Post
Before you go too far did you check and make sure it isn't the campground cables problem.

If it isn't the campground cable then I would run a cable from the campground cable to the TV and see if it worked that way.

+1 on this one....

At a campground, I could not get ANY cable channels on any TV.
The campground maint guys came out with a radio shack Tablet TV, hooked it to the pedestal, and it worked fine.
Ran a cable from my rear TV directly to the pedestal, and no channels.

Got home, and hooked up to my house cable and everything worked (ant/cable settings did not have to be changed....they were correct at the campground).

I bought a signal amp. Others have had the same problem....so be careful.


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Analog or digital TV? Analog or digital cable? They must match and the signal booster should be off when using cable. If analog tv and digital cable, cable should run thru a converter.
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One more thought. All my coached so far have had had a signal booster for the outside TV antenna. The cable input will not work when the signal booster is on. On my coaches it is a wall plate with a coax cable connector and a push button switch with a green light. If the green light is on the outside cable connection will not work.
Opps what John said in post #7
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You only need the converter when using the antenna. Cable automatically converts the signal so your analog tv works. I have two new tv's and one old one in my coach and all three work on cable without a converter.

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