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Old 10-20-2017, 07:42 AM   #1
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Overhead projection tv searches and searches but can not find a channel while hooked to park cable. Bedroom tv picks up park cable fine to cable is good.
Overhead can find over air from antenna OK when NOT hooked to park cable.
Has anyone run into this problem?
I believe it must be some setting that is off in the homworx system. All HDMI inputs have no signal except HDMI which will run through channel search to no result.
Any tips?
Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:49 AM   #2
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There is an antenna switch somewhere *or* there are two coax cables into the TV. I have not seen an AS with two cables to the TV, but never say never .....

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Old 10-20-2017, 08:10 AM   #3
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Yes and it is off as it should be when hooked to cable
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:10 AM   #4
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Ps. Thanks for the prompt reply
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:13 AM   #5
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There is two coaxial hookups outside, Iíve tried both, one cable and one sat. Both give same result, no channels detected. Because its the overhead projector there is no way to see what runs into it for cables.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:29 AM   #6
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I *think* you will find that the system has two "chunks" to it. You will have the projector and a tuner. The tuner will feed the projector via HDMI. That's not always how it works, so again it's only a maybe. If you have a separate tuner, that's where all the antenna cables would run.

One of the two cables from the outside (normally the satellite one) goes nowhere. It simply dead ends near that AV system stuff. The idea is that you would hook it to a Direct TV box if you had one.

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Old 10-21-2017, 05:45 PM   #7
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Overhead projection tv searches and searches but can not find a channel while hooked to park cable. Bedroom tv picks up park cable fine to cable is good.
Overhead can find over air from antenna OK when NOT hooked to park cable.
Has anyone run into this problem?
I believe it must be some setting that is off in the homworx system. All HDMI inputs have no signal except HDMI which will run through channel search to no result.
Any tips?
Thanks!


Try this, get out the remote for the Homework system. Press menu, use arrow keys to move over two spaces (looks like a tv and a magnifying glass). Hit down arrow to ďSignal Type) then use arrow keys to change Air to Cable. Then do you Auto Search, hope this helps.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:09 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply.
I have tried that several times including using the manual search option.
On air the system works fine. AS sent me their wiring diagram and system is wired as designed. Antenna cable comes into tuner, in this case Homeworx and then out to projector as HDMI thru splitter. This is obviously connected or air wouldnít work as it does. Again antenna has to be off for cable to work in any system and that holds true for my bedroom tv that tests fine on both cable and air.
It seems the wiring has to be OK and that there is some obscure setting that the tuner can not find channels. I donít think there is a page on the homeworx tuner I havenít explored.

Iím at a loss and AS techs canít even help me, I was hoping another consumer of this model may have found the fix ASís techs can not. Very dissatisfied with the system at this point.

Thanks again for your suggestions.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:05 AM   #9
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Thanks for the reply.
I have tried that several times including using the manual search option.
On air the system works fine. AS sent me their wiring diagram and system is wired as designed. Antenna cable comes into tuner, in this case Homeworx and then out to projector as HDMI thru splitter. This is obviously connected or air wouldnít work as it does. Again antenna has to be off for cable to work in any system and that holds true for my bedroom tv that tests fine on both cable and air.
It seems the wiring has to be OK and that there is some obscure setting that the tuner can not find channels. I donít think there is a page on the homeworx tuner I havenít explored.

Iím at a loss and AS techs canít even help me, I was hoping another consumer of this model may have found the fix ASís techs can not. Very dissatisfied with the system at this point.

Thanks again for your suggestions.
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Well, it is possible that the projector setup in your trailer simply is broke. The right conversation may be "how do I get this replaced?".

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Old 10-24-2017, 11:37 AM   #10
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AS has now responded with updated info and essentially the Homeworx system will NOT function with virtually every cable providers signal.

Quote from Homeworx
Please Note: This product does NOT work with TIVO and cable company such as Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, Shaw Cable, etc. In general, this product does NOT work with encrypted cable signal. This Box is NOT a replacement of a cable company's box.

Therefore simply connecting a typical campground coaxial cable broadcast does not function.

I'm told AS is investigating a workaround or cure now that they know it's rarely usable.

As a test I have now added a cable box for a semi-permanent site I use and I even had to jumper by the Homeworx box to get a signal, with a cable box.

Beautiful large screen but a total jimmy rigged system to use it, never mind the exposed cables etc to run a cable box.....crazy they never had this engineered properly.

I will update if I learn more and appreciate any new info anyone has that has actually had success with a good work around.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:17 PM   #11
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AS has now responded with updated info and essentially the Homeworx system will NOT function with virtually every cable providers signal.

Quote from Homeworx
Please Note: This product does NOT work with TIVO and cable company such as Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, Shaw Cable, etc. In general, this product does NOT work with encrypted cable signal. This Box is NOT a replacement of a cable company's box.

Therefore simply connecting a typical campground coaxial cable broadcast does not function.

I'm told AS is investigating a workaround or cure now that they know it's rarely usable.

As a test I have now added a cable box for a semi-permanent site I use and I even had to jumper by the Homeworx box to get a signal, with a cable box.

Beautiful large screen but a total jimmy rigged system to use it, never mind the exposed cables etc to run a cable box.....crazy they never had this engineered properly.

I will update if I learn more and appreciate any new info anyone has that has actually had success with a good work around.
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So it's exactly like my brand new Sony and Samsung TV's in that respect. It's also the same as a Tivo as well. It does not work with digital cable as supplied. You need to get a "Cable Card" from your cable TV outfit to get it up and running. The only thing any of this stuff *does* work with is the old style cable TV. That's still available in some areas. Some campgrounds have converters that take care of the issue for the whole place. Others supply you with a converter box.

So simple hookup, feed the cable into the "sat" input on the trailer. Grab the loose cable behind the BluRay and hook it into the supplied by the campground converter box. Route the HDMI on the converter into the TV. Return the converter at the end of your stay. It's the property of he cable company and will only work on their local system.

Problem with all that? Yup, there sure is. The only place to address it is with the cable company. That's the way they have it all set up today. Unless you can get them to change, that's the way it all will work from here on out.

Bob
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:11 AM   #12
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Hello DPaylor:

Curious if the saga continues or been resolved to your satisfaction? I am experiencing the exact same issue and I guess "cinema mode" really means just that; you can only watch DVD's or hook up a game system.

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Overhead projection tv searches and searches but can not find a channel while hooked to park cable. Bedroom tv picks up park cable fine to cable is good.
Overhead can find over air from antenna OK when NOT hooked to park cable.
Has anyone run into this problem?
I believe it must be some setting that is off in the homworx system. All HDMI inputs have no signal except HDMI which will run through channel search to no result.
Any tips?
Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:30 PM   #13
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There is another thread around here somewhere that is discussing the same issue with the 18 Classic 33 projection. Same problem but no fix that I have read about. AS is aware of the problem. In the meantime you should still be able to use the Television in the bedroom.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:14 PM   #14
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Main TV is NOT compatible with normal park cable signals. I determined with a lot of research that it will only work with the digital air antenna, which also only works when a park cable is NOT hooked to unit.
This means that park cable hooked to the trailer for use in the bedroom only renders the main tv unusable (except as you say DVD).

Bottom line

Antenna both TVs ....yes
Park cable....bedroom only (plus main tv no longer works on antenna)

In my opinion this is a terribly ineffective system, not with standing the master remote system is often flawed and takes balancing. No airstream support people were of help in resolving these issues. I have put in a huge amount of time to get to the sad fact itís just a terrible system.
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