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Old 10-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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External Antenna -- Newbie Question

I have a 2010 Interstate 3500. My TV works great with cable but I can't find how to change to the rooftop antenna. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Check your remote or tv for "menu". Then look for "antenna". That should let you toggle between "cable" and "air". You want air. If you can't find it under menu try source, but on the new sets that only switches to HDMI.
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There are 2 inputs on the back of our TV. One is for cable and one is for antenna. You have to switch the cable that comes out of the wall to get reception each time you switch between cable and antenna. I got some short coaxial cables and a splitter to solve that—cable from wall goes to splitter input and the short cables attach to the splitter output to the two connections on the TV. I don't know if the HDMI equipped TV's do it differently.

Also, you have to activate the antenna booster—it is small button on the wall plate behind the TV. When on a small green light comes on. It is easy to forget to turn it off, but if you don't cable TV won't work and it will be a drain on the batteries.

Jwestman is right for ours too—use menu and click on "channels" I think.

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Also, you have to activate the antenna booster—it is small button on the wall plate behind the TV. When on a small green light comes on. It is easy to forget to turn it off, but if you don't cable TV won't work and it will be a drain on the batteries.
On the Interstates, the antenna booster isn't behind the television. It's inside the storage compartment over the driver's seat; the one with the sliding doors, not the tray over the windshield visor. It's on the driver's side wall, right next to the auxiliary 12v power outlet. Should be a green light that lights up when it's on.

Don't know about the booster interfering with cable (never hooked my Interstate up to cable yet), but it will definitely drain your batteries if you don't switch the booster off when you're done with it. It is not controlled by ther battery disconnect switch, and so the booster can stay on even when you switch off the house batteries.
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