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Old 08-22-2018, 03:21 PM   #1
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Samsung TV reception

I have a 2018 FC 26U purchased this year. There are two TV sets, a larger one in the sofa/dinette area, and a smaller one in the bedroom. Both are Samsung brand. Both seem to have the same software. I have noticed that the larger unit finds fewer stations than the smaller one when scanning with the antenna. It is closer to the antenna and booster, so you would think it would possibly receive a better signal than the other TV, which is further away. Even when hooked up to cable, the larger TV set recognizes fewer channels. I would think that any TV tuner worth two cents would find all of the available cable channels. As it is, the smaller TV in the bedroom finds more channels with either antenna or cable. Anyone else ever had a similar situation? Any logical reason why this situation occurs?
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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It could be a bad cable. The new digital TVs are very sensitive to weak signals. The pictures don't get snowy when the signal is weak, they just go away. Check the cable between the set and the wall to look for wire whiskers between the body of the connector and the center wire. Check to be sure the center wire is there, and is long enough to be even with the threaded part of the connector. I had one that had pushed back into the short cable and wasn't making a good connection. Sometimes it would, sometimes it wouldn't. If someone has added a splitter in line with one of the TVs, the weaker stations may not be detected by that set. My trailer had a splitter at one of the two bedroom outlets that fed the two outlets in the bedroom. The signal at those two TVs was half the strength of the living area set. Probably not your problem, but could depend on how your trailer is wired. If the plate with the CABLE/ANTENNA switch is in the living area probably not but if it is in the BR, maybe....

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