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Old 05-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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TV/DVD Problems

2014 Coachmen Apex 259BHSS - Maiden Voyage...

Legend TV; radio with built in DVD player...two issues: (1) DVD only plays in Black and White (tv channels have great color). We tried everything we can think of to get the DVD to play in color and nothing works. (2) Sound comes out if tv speakers, but not the main speakers throughout the TT. Previously we've had the TV on and it played great on the TT speakers. Again, we've tried everything and can't figure out what the issue is.

Help!! Any suggestions. I get that it's camping and we should be enjoying the great outdoors, but after the campfire last night, we had planned a family movie night and it was frustrating that we couldn't get it all working....
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What input are you using on the TV and what output from the Radio/DVD player?

TV sound is coming out over the TT speakers so you probably have a cable going from the TV to the back of the radio to amplify that sound. The TV's audio output isn't strong enough to drive those speakers. The DVD is probably playing audio through the TV speakers because the in addition to the video cable the manufacturer routed the audio cable up to the TV.

Map out what cables are connected and to what inputs/outputs on both devices. Also make note of which modes you have available on the radio/DVD player. This is probably just an issue with routing the cables correctly and selecting the correct modes on each device.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:08 PM   #3
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On our 2008 Coachmen Captiva we have to use the menu bottom on the TV remote to select the source check your menu or if your remote has a source button check to make sure it's set to DVD. When we have a DVD playing the sound comes out of the surround speakers thru the radio DVD player.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #4
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Check that the cables from DVD to TV are correctly plugged in. Picture but no color sounds like you might have video cables incorrectly plugged in.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:53 AM   #5
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The DVD player/radio on our TT is really pathetic, and the DVD picture is lousy. What I do is just use my lap top with a hdmi cable and the TV has a great picture with it. Almost any of the old tech DVD players with the composite output cables don't look good at all on a modern HDTV set. The only one I have found with the HDMI cable is the JENSEN AWM975, but it is too large to fit in my TT. But check your cables and make sure everything is getting a good connection.
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If DVD player and TV are independent (Two different boxes) then there are two ways to get video from one box to the other.

Possibly 3
And one more if it's a Blue Ray player

A/V 3 RCA cables Usually coded Red/White/Yellow. YELLOW carries all video info, sync, color, lntenestity (Brightness called LUMA).

S-Video,, Luma (Brighteness) and Chroma (Color) are on 2 different wires

Progressive .. I have never used it and do not fully understand it so I can not comment on it.

And for BlueRay.. HDIM See Progressive.

Also, on SOME RV's (mine) the video may be run through the Home Theater, and also modulated onto chan 3 or 4 Wrong channel will often give you black and white only if doing it that way.

Life can be strange

I mentioned S-Video, this is a round "Mini-Din" plug (Bit over quarter inch) with several pins.. If it's loose, you might have Luma making contact but not Chroma.

I learned about S-Video by using Commodore computers, the C=64 and 128 Used S-Video, so did some Atari boxes. But the connectors were different.
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I am new to this site and not sure how to post. I have a 2014 Jayco White Hawk travel trailer. I just purchased a Winegard Pathway X1 satellite antenna, a Dish network receiver 211z and a pay-as-you-go Dish subscription. I cannot get the wiring hooked up correctly. There is an exterior cable/satellite hook-up on the trailer. I hooked the coax cable from the antenna to that port. There is a jump cable with 2 ports on the inside of the trailer. I was told the top port was for satellite. I hooked a coax cable from the tv to the receiver and the HDM1 cable from the tv to the receiver. I am getting nothing! If I hook the coax cable from the antenna directly to the back of the receiver it works but who wants this ugly grey cable running through a window to the tv. I am ready to send it all back! Can someone please help?
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suebell, if you have an antenna on the roof of your trailer, it is probably connected through an amplifier. You will not be able to get a signal from the cable port with the amplifier turned on. Look for a switch plate with an LED on it to turn off the antenna amplifier.
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IF there is a jump port the odds are good one of them is from the external connection,, But .. Well, It is SUPPOSED to be the top..

Paper clip and ohmmeter time.. You need two paper clips Small ones

Or test lead with clips can be used in place of one

I will describe the test clip method.

Remove jumper, using test clip short it out, Verify with ohmeter and attach to ONE of the ports it just came off of.

Now go outside, insert small diamater paper clip or other pin (I have used sewing pins) into port and measure pin to screw threads.. SHORTED.. Good, remove jumper, re-test outside NO longer shourted, FANSTASTIC that is the port you want to connect to inside.

If the first test shows OPEN, then transfer jumper to other port inside, if it now shows SHORTED, then THIS is the port to connect to. Very easy.
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Sounds like your VIDEO (Yellow) cable is plugged into the wrong component (RED BLUE GREEN) jack. On mine its the green, but just try the others until it gives you full color.
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