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Old 04-21-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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Cable TV won't work

Booster off
Cable option chosen
Any other tips?


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Old 04-21-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
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For once I can't help. I watch DVDs more than I watch TV, and I've never even hooked up cable to my Interstate.

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Old 04-21-2015, 10:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Glamper1 View Post
Booster off
Cable option chosen
Any other tips?

I have never tried cable with mine so don't know for sure. Usually watch a local channel or DVD if at all.

My guess is that it is somewhere in the source menu accessed on the remote.
You may need to run an auto program and select cable instead of air. Have you tried that?
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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If you are on the road (or at home and have never connected to a cable system), some older campgrounds and smaller towns did NOT switch to digital, and they are still using analog television signals.

Newer televisions may adjust to either signal type (digital or analog), but you may need to check your set-up menu to see if you are required to make this selection manually. If the digital setting doesn't work, try analog.

Note: Aspect ration for analog signal is old, square 4x3 display, instead of high-def 16x9; and it will be fuzzy due to lower resolution (usually only 360 lines). However, weak signals won't suffer from digital drop out. Instead, you'll get old-fashioned "snow" with variable degraded signal strength.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:11 AM   #5
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Did you switch the television to cable and program it???

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:21 AM   #6
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Presume you have tried this in several campgrounds so you know that it is not a problem with the RV park delivering the signal to your site?

If so, then maybe take your telly outside and connect with a new cable directly to the campground jack and see if it works.

If no, then the issue would seem to be within your tv - maybe you just need to run the channel setup program within the tv? We do this each time we set up and a new RV park.

If it does work when you connect directly to the jack on the camp ground post, then that would seem to indicate that you have a problem within your RV wiring.

I believe you did confirm that you have turned off the antenna booster. With our trailer, the cable does not function if, in error, you leave the booster switch on. I think you know that!


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