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Old 09-20-2016, 09:43 PM   #21
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I am definitely looking to replace at least th Seiki in the living area before October's trip to Myrtle Beach ( Lakewood camping resort). Was there last year with the travel trailer which had a lg in it. Got 40+ channels which I am sure must be qam decoded.
Been searching on Internet but is pain because the specs don't always show tuner type.
Guess only way is to download manual like some of you said to do on every one
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:22 AM   #22
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We had same issue last week. CG is probably using a QAM tuner. Seiki TV will not convert. CG loaned us a small TV to get by.
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:43 AM   #23
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So far the Seikis we have are ok, as we almost always or always watch satellite TV. If it becomes a problem for us, new Samsung Smart TV's are not that expensive in the 32 inch size, which is what I would do, For now we are ok.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:15 PM   #24
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I plan on attending the RV supershow in Tampa in January. I hope to run into a Thor rep and ask them why they insist on putting cheap junk products into their motorhomes ( TV"s and radio's ) I'm sure their customers would gladly pay $500 more for a 70k motorhome with better electronics. I know I would. Sometimes I just have no words.
It just floors me sometimes that the quality standards in the RV industry are so low. I'm a contractor and if I tried to pull off some of the things that are accepted as "standard practice" on RV's, I would have been run out of business a lonnng time ago. Good thing they put that little sticker by the door that says it complies with the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association Standards... That makes me sleep much better, would hate to see an RV that didn't comply to the ....."standards" .
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:20 PM   #25
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I did finally replace all the TV's with smart TV's. It was well worth it.
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:25 PM   #26
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To RVPirates comments, AMEN!
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:24 AM   #27
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seiko tv's

can anyone tell me if seiko takes hdmi
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:30 AM   #28
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Yes, looking @ the screen 2 HDMI inputs on left side. 1 HDMI input under bottom.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:05 PM   #29
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i purchased a digital converter box from wally world for 39.99 that worked just fine for the seiki tv until i replaced the tv. it was a good workaround for me.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:13 PM   #30
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I just replaced all three Seiki TV's with Samsung Smart TV's. After reading all the posts on this forum it was the only way to go. My kids were with their travel trailer were picking up TV and we couldn't pick up anything with our brand new Miramar Motorhome.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:40 AM   #31
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I have not seen a usable wi-fi source at an RV park yet.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:45 AM   #32
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The best way to fix the Seiki TV is do the following:

1. Get a screw driver from your toolbox.
2. Remove it from the mount.
3. Sell is on Craigslist or throw it away in the trash.
4. Replace with almost any other LED TV.

*Here are the televisions that are likely not to have QAM tuners:
Apex
Dynex
Element
Haier
Seiki
Sylvania
When you replaced the Seiki TVs, were you able to use the original TV mounts?
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:49 AM   #33
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When you replaced the Seiki TVs, were you able to use the original TV mounts?
The newer Seiki do have a QAM tuner. A friend has a 2017 Thor Vegas and it does have the QAM tuner.

I was able to use the same mounts with my Samsung Smart TV. I had to move it over a slosh to make it work.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:30 AM   #34
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When you replaced the Seiki TVs, were you able to use the original TV mounts?
Using the OEM mounts is not a problem except the Samsung tv's I bought had larger diameter bolts and I had to enlarge the mounting slots.

We have a 2017 Windsport and our tv's didn't have the QAM tuners.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:51 AM   #35
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We have a 2017 ACE. The 3 Seiki TV's suck...... So we will be replacing them here shortly.... To bad Thor couldn't figure out something better.....
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:15 PM   #36
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i purchased a digital converter box from wally world for 39.99 that worked just fine for the seiki tv until i replaced the tv. it was a good workaround for me.
patrick
What digital tuner did you buy? If I can find a tuner which does not require the use of yet another remote, I might consider this option. The Thor warrant folks said you should be able buy 1 tuner and supply a signal to all 3 Seiki TVs in 2016 Thor Miramar 34.1 . I started to replace the TVs, but I have a hard time paying $ 750.00 to replace 3 'new' TVs in a new RV. Most of the TVs now have Internet Apps, etc, which is totally useless as RV Campsite Wi-fi is not generally usable.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:23 PM   #37
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You know, I just don't get it.

We've got a Seiki in the bedroom, and have NEVER had issues with connecting to a park's cable, or when using our Winegard Carryout.

Could our "luck" be due to the fact that when we bought our ACE we had the dealer add a second coax input on the rig so we could add a separate DirecTV receiver in the bedroom? Both TVs (the front one is a Jensen) work independently from the other, and there's never been an issue with the Seiki not working when the Jensen did.

BTW ... our rig is a 2015, so one would think that those TVs are older, and more likely not to have that chip (or whatever it is) to make them work with digital signals.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:27 PM   #38
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Another TV problem

Our ACE 30.3 has a 40" Seiki Smart TV that retracts into the kitchen counter. We have only been on one short camping trip so far and the TV worked fine. I have had the RV in storage for a week, brought it home this afternoon, and while working in the motor home I tried to turn the TV on and had no power. I tried using the power button on the TV as well as the remote, checked the power connection (under the sink) and everything looked OK. All the other electrical stuff seems to be OK. Anybody else had this issue and know a solution? It goes back for my 45 day followup visit next week, so if I can't figure it out, I'll let the dealer work it.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:40 PM   #39
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Was the RV on shore power??
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:51 AM   #40
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It was on shore power in the RV campground and worked fine. Worked fine on battery power before we went camping. I was on battery power when I tried it today and had no power.
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