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Cablw TV doesn't work
« on: September 18, 2016, 06:00:39 pm »
We are rarely in a regular RV park with cable TV. When we were in the past, plugged the cable in and it worked fine.
We are in California and have not been able to get it to work effectively. We will  get a couple channels and they are fuzzy.  Have checked all the connection we can see without removing TV or opening walls with no luck.  Decided a new cable might be the solution.  Just tried that with no luck.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Nicki

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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 06:08:58 pm »
I know someone will come in with a better explanation but my recollection is that there is a button next to the red light that has to be pushed to switch from TV to cable. Have you remembered that (we seldom do since we seldom hook to cable)? That is in addition to the on screen selections for cable that you probably already ran through.

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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 07:00:51 pm »
We hve a power booster on the roof rather than the run up and hit the tree's arms... And that means there is a button we indeed have to turn off to let cable connection take charge. It seems to work. So far nothing special by any of the tv reception.. That is why I was hoping that the Sirius radio could be used but it is wired funny and that is not an option till we spend the day at Ford and make a financial input to get it all straightened out.
Hope you find the secret... May offer us all the key to better reception.  regards Patrici
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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 07:08:15 pm »
In the cabinet over the copilot seat is the tv antenna connection. There is a button that turns on the antenna power boost and a red light. When using cable, you want the power/light to be off, otherwise you get a fuzzy picture. It is best to leave it off when not using the antenna to save battery power.

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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 07:54:43 pm »
Tom has it right.  You also have to program your remote to cable not air.

Good Luck

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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 08:18:57 pm »
If all the suggestions offered don't make a difference, drive to a site as close to the RV park office as you can and plug into that CATV.  It could be the CATV service to your specific camp site is bad.
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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2016, 11:28:24 pm »
The RED LIGHT and BUTTON!!!  Of course. You people are the best. Thank you all for your help and jogging my old brain. Now the cable is working fine. We are not big TV people--OBVIOUSLY since we have not used the cable in some time. We will still be on the road when the first Presidential debates take place and wanted to be able to watch them.

Also a good idea to keep the antenna off when not in use.

Thanks again, Nicki

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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2016, 05:03:57 am »
Awesome that the PC family found your resolution.  The people here are great.

Even us seasoned PC owners sometimes forget the simple things like that.  It was a good reminder for me.  The last time my wife and I utilized CATV has to be about 6 years ago.  Like yourself, we might be away during the first debate and will want to watch it too.
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Re: Cablw TV doesn't work
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2016, 10:24:30 pm »
Yes, a great group of people on this forum. I knew the answer was simple and I was missing it. When digging in the cabinet housing the RED LIGHT I discovered a note I had taped to the cable connection, but somewhere since the last use of cable, it had fallen off.  Guess I will now write the instructions on the wall plate with a felt tip.

Thank you all!