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Old 06-26-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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Angry Cable TV

Pirate here. Too hot to be out in the RZR, so resting today and packing to leave for home in the morning.

So decided to try something new.

We've been using DirecTV via a Genie HD DVR and two mini-Genie devices and a DirecTV wireless video bridge. Works fabulously.

But no local or national news.

So bought a coax cable in town. Connected one end to the RV Park cable box on a post. Connected the other end to the Cable/Satellite coax connector in the Wet Cabinet.

Checked there is a white coax that connects to the Coax outlet on the middle shelf of the left cabinet under the Living Area TV. Tried with the whatever button pressed that turns on the little green light or turns it off.

Take the Sony TV remote and have three selections:

TV - which we're thinking is the roof mounted antenna?

HDMI 1 - which is what our DirecTV comes through

HDMI 2 / MHL which tells us "No Signal"

So can someone help me figure out how the RV Park cable gets to the television???

Thanks,

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Old 06-26-2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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The little green light thingy is your amp for your roof mounted antenna. Make sure it's off if your are connected to cable, otherwise you'll have interference on the cable signal. Your TV should show the cable signal on the same input as the roof antenna. You probably need to go into setup on the TV and select "cable" rather than "over the air" for the input.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:18 PM   #3
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Going to give it a try right now....will let you know if the insanity persist

Well how about that...it worked like a charm!!

One more question...how do we raise the antenna on the roof? Do I have to get up on the roof and stand it up? Recognize the crank in the bedroom is to be used to rotate the antenna to get signal.

Thanks a million ewacowboy!!!

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Old 06-26-2015, 06:28 PM   #4
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You're welcome....

The roof antenna is raised with the crank handle on the bedroom ceiling. The outer ring of the circle is used to rotate the antenna. Once you get the antenna raised you can grab the outer ring portion and pull down to rotate in the direction of the best signal. There is an alignment mark on the outer ring and the ceiling. You MUST align those two marks before you drop the antenna down....otherwise it will come down off center and possible break it.

Needless to say....you need to make sure you check your antenna visually before you depart and make sure it's in the down position. There isn't any way to tell if it's up or down from inside the coach.
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