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Old 12-17-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Using campsite cable

OK this is the first time we have had cable so I bought a coax cable then screwed it in to the post and the camper and nothing...I have tried every imput on the tv's. Seems like I should have a switcher for the antenna cable. Any advice?

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Old 12-17-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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When connected to cable, whether it's CG cable or something like Comcast independent cable, turn off the roof antenna power booster or you get no picture. You should have a selector switch for antenna/cable input, which is likely close to the TV.
If you are not paying for standalone cable you are on park cable, which does not require a converter/cable box, and will not work with one.

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Old 12-17-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
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The switch that Ray is referring to is on the wall next to the passeneger front seat on ours, so it can be in various locations depending on the MH. It is just a push button switch, if the light is on it is set for your regular TV antenna booster. Just push it in, the light goes off and you will be ready to use your cable.

There is one more step, turn on your TV, and select set up, it will ask what type of signal you want antenna/cable ect. Pick the cable signal and the do the auto scan for the TV channels. You will find that you have to do this in every new location or when switching back/forth between cable/antenna. It only takes a few minutes to auto scan even though it may say it takes up to 50 minutes.
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Thanks!!😃 yep hit switch and rescanned. Didn't do the rescan the first time.😀
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:56 PM   #5
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There are several ways to switch the input to cable, depending on the RV. In the Winnebago there is/was a transfer switching box to select the signal to the front or rear TV and the type of signal, in our old MH it was in the front cabinet. In the new rig this is auto selected, but there is still an antenna booster button. When the antenna booster is on you will not get cable, it is possibly near the antenna control and it probably has a small light to signify booster on. With newer TV you must also set the TV input to cable on screen. Good Luck
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