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Old 08-12-2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Fuzzy cable channels

Cable channels in my 2014 international AS always appear fuzzy and the sound works for some but not all. Despite connecting to cable in dozens of RV Parks and campgrounds in 8 states over the past 5 months of full-timing, I get the same result. Local TV stations typically work OK.

I connect the cable; then select "cable" under the Menu (Antenna); then I select Start in the Auto Program to select cable channels.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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There are three 'cable' types. Likely your defaults are incorrect. They are STD, HRC, & IRC. Most parks are on STD. Check to see if you have one of the other types highlighted.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Gary for the reply. The default seems to always be that the Standard for analog and digital are highlighted so I select start with these but in desperation, I've also selected start with the other two options; same result.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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You also need to make sure you turn off the off-the-air antenna amplifier when using cable. It is a little button with a green light on the plate where the cable enters the trailer (inside).


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I also suggest you turn off the antenna switch. The green light should be off when using cable.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:52 AM   #6
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Thanks Cannonball; I had no idea. Can find the switch to turn off the amplifier but will keep looking.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:02 AM   #7
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thanks Schools Out!
haven't been able to find the switch or green light you refer to
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:26 AM   #8
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In my trailer there is a push-button and LED on the cover plate where antenna cable for the main tv in the sitting area connects.

When the green light is on, the cable wiring in the trailer is connected to the antenna and the preamp in the antenna is powered up. When the green light is off, the cable wiring in the trailer is connected to the cable jack on the exterior of the trailer. Your tv reception is fuzzy because you basically have little or no signal since you are connected to the antenna instead of the exterior cable jack.

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Rob it is usually right next to the main television where the power plug is on the wall. You will see a snort piece of cable running out of the power connector for the antenna system to the TV.
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It is a tiny button on the wall plate where the antenna wire come in. It is not a large rocker switch or anything like that. I looked at the manual for Internationals online, and the antenna is dealt with on pages G-6 through G-9. You might review those sections to see if they help. My Airstream does not have the jumper cable referred to in your manual. Hope this helps.
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Our wall plate is inside a cupboard in the kitchen area... the cupboard closest to the refrigerator wall that the main TV is mounted on. The wall plate also has a co-ax cable connection & a raised circular (12 volt ?) connection. The button is very small, and when we first became aware of it, we had to reach back in the cupboard & feel for it. It's on the bottom of the plate, not easy to see or to get to. Here's a picture that shows what the wall plate looks like in ours. It's the one in the back. One more suggestion….once we figured out the system, I posted a note to remind us to change the setting. ANT=Green light on. AUX(cable) =Green light off. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:55 AM   #12
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Found it! Thanks to everyone for responding! I'd looked everywhere for the little green button but after reviewing your responses this morning I looked again, including behind the main TV. It is hidden by the TV; had to feel for it but now my cable channels are clear! thanks to each of you for taking the time to respond with details.
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Glad you found it. Battery drain while it is on.
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Now, you just need to remember to turn it back on when using only your antenna, or you will have the opposite problem!
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