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Old 06-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Bad Cable TV Reception

Where I stay has cable tv. If I take my tv out and plug it into the cable plugged into my trailer - the picture is great and I get all the channels.

When I plug my cable back into my trailer and put my tv back in place and plug the cable back in the picture is fuzzy and I do not get all the channels.

It appears the problem is in the wiring in my trailer.

Anyone out there that has experience the same problem and may have a solution?
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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The problem usually occurs in the connectors. Pull the plate on your amp and make sure the connector is tight in back.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Thanks - I will give it a try.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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Make sure your tv antenna amplifier is turned off.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #5
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Single most common cause of this is a switch.

Somewhere in your trailer, is most likely a wall plate, it has an antenna connection, (Likely the one your tv is hooked to) a 12 volt outlet (Basically useless) a switch and a light.

To watch Cable TV, this switch (And light) MUST BE OFF.

ON, means the rooftop antenna is selected.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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Relative to the same topic, my 2013 TT gets NO picture at ALL from the rooftop! Its plugged into the cable line with the 12 volt outlet with the green light on and nothing. NADA! I did the channel search until Im blue. I raised antenna and rotated and its as if there is nothing out there period. This is located in Shreveport and everyone else gets signals just fine. Beyond all the other cable outlets inside and out, what gives?
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:57 AM   #7
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WD-40 sprayed on the connections works well.Just be sure to give it time to dry before making the connection
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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That.. Happens to be what WD-40 was designed to do "Water Displacement, Formula #40) Do not ask what happened to 1-39, I don't know.

Bad connections are the #2 cause

Was in a motor home last year that could not get cable.. Wound up removing that wall plate and found that the 12 volt leads were properly connected to it.. That's all.

(There should have been at least 3 pieces of coax but they were no place in evidence)
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #9
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Ill bet thats it. You expect when you buy something new that it was all put together right. Silly rabbit!
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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I too vote for the amplifier somewhere in the mix... behind one or the other of your tv's...

My findings are that the antenna usually has a better picture than the cg's cable

and, besides, we usually are vacationing, not full timing it like some of you lucky people so we try to make the best use of our down time !
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #11
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Well....I finally had time to troubleshoot and found the amplifier. Once I shut it off, the TV channels worked.

The small on/off button is in a place where I reach in and plug a floor fan into an outlet. I must have hit the switch with my hand by accident.

Thank you to all who provided suggestions.
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Had the exact same thing happen to us in Gatlinburg at the campground. After turning off the antenna amp the channels looked awesome.
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Had the exact same thing happen to us in Gatlinburg at the campground. After turning off the antenna amp the channels looked awesome.
Same thing, after hooking up the cable, I forgot to turn off the amp! Lol. Turned it off, works great. Question though, do you scan Dtv, Atv, or all channels?
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #14
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All channels....
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