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Old 09-26-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Poor cable signal to my TV

I am getting really bad cable connection to my TV. I had the camp host check out the signal at my site and it was great. He actually brought a mini TV with him, connected the cable to it and picture was perfect. However, when I connect the cable to my 2011 FC, my picture is snowy at best. I bought my AS used but the dealer told me everything works fine. I didn't check cable during the walk through though.

Is there a setting inside the AS I'm supposed to use? When I set my Samsung TV to receive signal through the rooftop antenna, the picture is crisp and clear. When I set my TV to receive reception via cable, it stinks.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:09 PM   #2
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Look near the 12 volt outlet and cable connection inside the RV. Small black button, in for onboard antenna, out for cable.


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Old 09-26-2016, 01:11 PM   #3
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Hi from AZ. . . what he said (beat me to it :~)) Mine has little green light on it. . . regards, Craig
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:19 PM   #4
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Mine has a green light and button is out. Still crappy signal. Is there a way to check connection with a multimeter?
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:32 PM   #5
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Regardless of button position, if the green light is on, your antenna power amplifier is on and that will mess up your signal. If the green light is off you should be good to scan for channels there and get good signal.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:49 PM   #6
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Ok thanks. The green light is always on regardless of button position. Sounds like I've got some wiring issues or defective signal selector.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:50 PM   #7
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Keep in mind that the tv set can select between STD standard cable channels, HRC harmonic related channels and IRC incremental related channels.

When you swap tween cable and off air, rescan the channel lineup and that may clear up the problem.

Your set will also allow you to pick STD, HRC or IRC configuration. If you happen to be on the wrong format you have very weak signal or nothing at all.

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I don't think there is any wiring issue that will keep the LED on regardless of button position. When the LED is on, the antenna is selected, thus poor cable signals.

IMO you need a new selector.

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I don't think there is any wiring issue that will keep the LED on regardless of button position. When the LED is on, the antenna is selected, thus poor cable signals.

IMO you need a new selector.

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True not a wiring problem. Could be a bad switch on the selector.

Can be tested, just remove the screws pull the plate out and disconnect the power wire and see if it works.
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Hmmm. We have a 2011 FC. As I recall there is a coax jumper that needs to be installed to be able to watch cable on your TV. This jumper is about 7" long pre bent in a u shape. There are 2 female coax outlets right below the antenna booster that everyone is referring to. After the jumper is installed then re-scan channels in the cable mode. Not able to access the AS until Saturday but can take a picture if you need.

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Old 09-30-2016, 02:52 PM   #11
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Hi Jerry, I have that cable connected in a U shape. Going camping again next month so will try all the suggestions then.

Thanks all.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:14 PM   #12
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In my manual, that jumper cable is required to use cable and is disconnected when plugging in a satellite receiver in that spot. If you have that jumper plugged in, you should be fine for cable.

I think you said no matter what you do with the button the green light is always on for your antenna boost. I believe that is your problem. That switch needs to be replaced so the green light goes off and your cable signal will be clear.

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Thank you Steve.
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Thank you all...
This has been our TV also for the last week. I just thought it was the park/post and was going to check with the park people this week.
I turned off the green light and now have crystal clear cable channels.
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