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Old 06-27-2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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We have a 2017 Windsport 34p and cannot pick up cable TV.

We were told that we need a converter box to pick up the new type of HD signal. What type of converter box do we need?
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:32 PM   #2
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One supplied by the cable company if encrypted digital signal. Or if a standard QAM signal, you need a TV with a QAM tuner.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:41 PM   #3
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Depends on the system that a park has. Any park using a Dish system will be fine. You have to go to the menu on your remote and scan for channels each time you go camping. Also, if you are scanning for cable channels, you MUST turn off the antenna amplifier. If you leave the antenna amp on, your cable system will be disabled.

Some parks may have a cable system that uses encoded QAM system. If you have Seiki TVs, or any other make, that does not have a QAM tuner, you will not be able at decode the encoded cable channels. For example, Disney World Ft Wilderness has a QAM encoded cable system and my Vegas Seiki TVs will not decode the channels.
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Depends on the system that a park has. Any park using a Dish system will be fine. You have to go to the menu on your remote and scan for channels each time you go camping. Also, if you are scanning for cable channels, you MUST turn off the antenna amplifier. If you leave the antenna amp on, your cable system will be disabled.

Some parks may have a cable system that uses encoded QAM system. If you have Seiki TVs, or any other make, that does not have a QAM tuner, you will not be able at decode the encoded cable channels. For example, Disney World Ft Wilderness has a QAM encoded cable system and my Vegas Seiki TVs will not decode the channels.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:45 PM   #5
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Depends on the system that a park has. Any park using a Dish system will be fine. You have to go to the menu on your remote and scan for channels each time you go camping. Also, if you are scanning for cable channels, you MUST turn off the antenna amplifier. If you leave the antenna amp on, your cable system will be disabled.



Some parks may have a cable system that uses encoded QAM system. If you have Seiki TVs, or any other make, that does not have a QAM tuner, you will not be able at decode the encoded cable channels. For example, Disney World Ft Wilderness has a QAM encoded cable system and my Vegas Seiki TVs will not decode the channels.


Thank you. That is the info I need
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:09 PM   #6
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Unfortunately Thor uses very inexpensive tv's that don't have digital or QAM compatible tuners. Many owners have changed out their tv's to ones that are compatible with campground signals, I did. With the digital tuner I get over twice as many over the air channels and can also receive all campground channels. I know it's a pain but unfortunately there are few choices if you want to watch cable.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:19 PM   #7
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Unfortunately Thor uses very inexpensive tv's that don't have digital or QAM compatible tuners. Many owners have changed out their tv's to ones that are compatible with campground signals, I did. With the digital tuner I get over twice as many over the air channels and can also receive all campground channels. I know it's a pain but unfortunately there are few choices if you want to watch cable.


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Old 06-29-2017, 02:22 PM   #8
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QAM Compliant?

So how can you tell if a TV is QAM compliant? I looked up a couple on the CW site and it wasn't mentioned.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:38 PM   #9
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So how can you tell if a TV is QAM compliant? I looked up a couple on the CW site and it wasn't mentioned.
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Look at the tuner specs: ATSC for over the air, QAM for digital cable.


An why would you look at CW for a TV?
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:36 PM   #10
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Last day after thanksgiving we picked up LG 40" TV for main TV for under $200 IT picks up all the digital and non digital cable channels. We get twice as many channels at a lot of campgrounds than the other TV's in the RV.
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