RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 

Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Motorhome Tech Topics
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-27-2017, 01:52 AM   #61
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: California
Posts: 48
THOR #6598
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tfryman View Post
Perhaps if you start your own thread about the brand TV you want information about, you would get a better response instead of asking questions about a model TV that is not what this thread is discussing.
Sorry I'm a rookie
__________________

__________________
Collin Kieffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2017, 04:22 AM   #62
Senior Member
 
SuperD's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Windsport 29M
State: Indiana
Posts: 3,692
THOR #5196
Quote:
Originally Posted by Collin Kieffer View Post
Sorry I'm a rookie
It's ok, you were talking about a tv and had questions. No need to apologize!!!
__________________

__________________
USMC Veteran
FMCA 101070S

Dave & Myra
One day your life will flash before your eyes,
make sure it's worth watching!
SuperD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2017, 06:59 PM   #63
Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 31
THOR #8654
SEIKI TV's are NG

The first one of our 3 SEIKI Tv's to go was the outside one. Only used once, but it was probably the outside dampness, who knows.
The second one I just discovered that has a problem is the bedroom TV. It gets a picture, but the upper left side is all full of lines rendering the TV useless.
The one over the door is still working at the moment, so in two years, two out of three SEIKI TV's have gone bad.
The outside one I will not replace as it is not really used much, but the one in the bedroom I am replacing with a Sanyo that I had lying around.

The problem I have with the bedroom TV is the way Thor mounted the TV to the wall. They used a tapered fixed metal mount that I discovered only slides off the bracket in the direction of the window. This means that you have to remove the cornice in order to have the room for it to sled off the bracket.

When I replace the TV, I hope to rotate the bracket 180 degrees, so that it can slide in from the hall area towards the window. That way I never have to remove the cornice again. Just another stupid move by Thor.

You get what you pay for and I am sure Thor purchased the cheapest TV's they could

Capt Randy
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	RVTV2.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	88.6 KB
ID:	7701  
__________________
captrandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 02:50 PM   #64
Senior Member
 
WarEagleDan's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Windsport 34J
State: Alabama
Posts: 131
THOR #5645
Some do, some don't

So, how many broadcast standards are out there? I had to buy a convertor box to see the cable at Florida state parks but was able to see the cable with no problem in Williamsburg last week. What was the difference????
Thanx,
Dan
__________________
WarEagleDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 03:10 PM   #65
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2015 Vegas 25.2
State: Oregon
Posts: 911
THOR #2271
You will be fine with the converter box. Originally the broadcast industry created the ATSC standard for over-the-air broadcast of digital signals. But the cable industry needed more. They created the QAM standard.

The older SEIKI TVs just supported the ATSC standard. [Note, a friend with a 2017 Vegas has the newer SEIKI that supports both standards]. The converter box that you will buy supports both standards. There is no other standards inside the US.
__________________
Added: HWH Kick-Down Leveler; RoadMaster Anti-sway bars; Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser; Accede Backup Sensor Kit; cylinder locks (w/one combo lock); custom sink cover; Kenwood DDX 5706S front radio; Pioneer MVH-X5560BT rear radio; Oxygenics Shower head; ScanGuage II; Blue Ox Tow Bar w/RVi Brake 2; Winegard Rayzar Automatic TV antenna; Trimark Steel door lock; Dometic 310 toilet; whatever is next.
gbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 03:15 PM   #66
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,413
THOR #7035
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarEagleDan View Post
So, how many broadcast standards are out there? I had to buy a convertor box to see the cable at Florida state parks but was able to see the cable with no problem in Williamsburg last week. What was the difference????
Thanx,
Dan
You originally had Analog cable, same channels as OTA up to 13, then switched to a different spectrum for the rest.

Then with the big Digital change-over you had to have a QAM tuner to get unencrypted digital cable TV.

Now, many cable companies have changed to encrypted digital service which requires a set-top box in order to receive even the basic free and local channels. Some TVs may have a provision for a CableCard which allows the TV itself to decrypt the signals.
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 03:27 PM   #67
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Miramar 33.5
State: Washington
Posts: 217
THOR #578
So far, Iíve had good luck with my Seiki tvís.

1) plug into park cable
2) push the cable booster switch in my AV cabinet
3) switch my tv to cable under set up menu
4) run channel scan and it locks channels that have a good signal.

Some channels are fuzzy, but most; 80% are good watchable channels.

I was told that i needed a converter box as well, but so far that has not been the case!

Iím sure one of the many MacGyvers will flame me!!!
__________________
brianh442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 03:39 PM   #68
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 17,926
THOR #8860
I'm just glad that there are so many folks that have already done the "Heavy Lifting" on these issues...
I just want to be able to turn on the T.V. at night, and fall asleep during the Weather forecasts.
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 04:17 PM   #69
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Thor Vegas 25.2
State: Indiana
Posts: 297
THOR #7993
I'm so thankful to Thor for scouring the planet in an attempt to find the worst possible TV for our RVs. Job well done Thor.

BTW, I'm Norwegian and take exception to them using the name Thor.
__________________
jb1911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 04:25 PM   #70
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 17,926
THOR #8860



http://www.thorforums.com/forums/att...1&d=1510590282


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IBjQFbuSxO6Hrhx6srCXal-aVhdiMKih7Hl2_DO7WDA.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	63.8 KB
ID:	7755  
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2017, 04:37 PM   #71
Senior Member
 
wayneroe's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 30.3
State: Illinois
Posts: 371
THOR #8503
Smile

When I tried to do the bypass mod to the amplifier wallplate so I could hook my satellite coax to the cable TV port, I kept getting the "No Signal" response. When I would run the coax through the window direct to the receiver, it worked fine. Finally, I bought a coax tester, hooked the terminal end to the exterior cable tv port and the tester to the other end of the coax (at the wallplate end) and it said the coax was open. Since we were leaving the next day, I didn't mess with it anymore, just hooked everything back up and used the satellite during our trip with the coax run through the window to the receiver.

The final night of our trip, we stayed in a campground with cable TV (first time since we've had the RV), so I decided to try it, assuming I would not get anything since my coax tester told me the coax was open. I hooked the park's cable to the exterior port, turned the amplifier off, selected cable on the TV's setup screen, did a channel search, and was surprised when it found about 30 channels. I was expecting zero. However, none of them were clear enough to watch. So now, I am not sure if I really do have a coax issue. Was the park's cable bad? Does my Seiki need the converter? Or is my coax partially open enough to degrade the signal? I think this whole issue has bypassed my ability to figure it out.
__________________
Wayne & Jo Roe
Retired USAF
Thor ACE 30.3
FMCA #F479085
Good Sam #848205704
wayneroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2017, 06:35 AM   #72
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 139
THOR #9957
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikegolfgirl View Post
I am at an RV park and hooked up to cable and they are telling me that my Seiki TV cannot convert the signal into digital without a converter. Anyone know anything about this one?
Not true. You use your remote and select Source. Then go to Menu and move to Setup. Select Cable. Select Scan. Select Start Scan. Once it goes through all channels and says complete, youíre ready to watch tv.
__________________
riskmgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2017, 06:38 AM   #73
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 139
THOR #9957
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarEagleDan View Post
So, how many broadcast standards are out there? I had to buy a convertor box to see the cable at Florida state parks but was able to see the cable with no problem in Williamsburg last week. What was the difference????
Thanx,
Dan
I stayed at Fla State Park and didn’t have problem with my Seiki TVs at all.
__________________
riskmgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2017, 06:45 AM   #74
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Georgia
Posts: 139
THOR #9957
Quote:
Originally Posted by pstandiford View Post
I have never stayed at an RV park that has sufficient bandwidth to allow watching Netflix, etc. In addition, most RV parks expressly forbid streaming. It is there for email and low bandwidth purposes.
Do rvers use WiFi in the Campground any more. I donít.
__________________
riskmgr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2017, 07:11 AM   #75
Senior Member
 
SuperD's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2017 Windsport 29M
State: Indiana
Posts: 3,692
THOR #5196
The Seiki TVs will NOT work on all campground cable systems since the Seiki TVs don’t have a QAM tuner. In some campgrounds you will need a converter to use their cable, it depends on the type of system the campground uses.
__________________
USMC Veteran
FMCA 101070S

Dave & Myra
One day your life will flash before your eyes,
make sure it's worth watching!
SuperD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2017, 02:21 PM   #76
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,413
THOR #7035
Often Incompatible Brands

Experience suggests many of the following lessor brand TVs may NOT include QAM Tuner support and may not function with the Cable TV system.

Manufacturer
Apex
Dynex
Element
Emerson
Haier
Insignia
RCA
Seiki
Sylvania
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2017, 06:57 PM   #77
Senior Member
 
RV Pirate's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37 LX
State: Florida
Posts: 273
THOR #7853
The Sekei"s in 2017 will display cable channels.
__________________
Work Like a Captain, Play Like a Pirate...

<'))))>(
RV Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2017, 11:34 PM   #78
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Illinois
Posts: 108
THOR #3027
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjciii View Post
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
How does the Qam connect? Thanks
__________________
leshunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 12:27 AM   #79
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 5,413
THOR #7035
Quote:
Originally Posted by leshunter View Post
How does the Qam connect? Thanks
QAM is a method of tuning digital cable channels. It is inside the TV. The QAM signal comes in through your coax cable connection.
__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
2020 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trail Runner Alternate Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 12:33 AM   #80
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Illinois
Posts: 108
THOR #3027
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tfryman View Post
QAM is a method of tuning digital cable channels. It is inside the TV. The QAM signal comes in through your coax cable connection.
I should have asked where does the digital converter box connect if my Seiko Tv's do not have Qam. Outside before plugging cable into Axis or inside?
__________________

__________________
leshunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 10:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×