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Old 08-19-2020, 08:15 PM   #21
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Howdy again. The trip to WY is going great, and we decided tonight to watch a little cable tv courtesy of KOA, Wakeeney Kansas. And now the question.


I cannot get any cable tv channels on the tv in our Freedom Elite. I have the cable plugged into the outside, have the tv on HDMI 1/cable but when I scan there is nothing. What am I doing wrong?


(I am betting Bob Denman knows exactly what to do!


John
If you have an Axerra TV, set input to TV. Then go into menu(all the way to the right) and make sure the input is set to "cable" and not "air". I always do an auto-scan to find all of the available channels.
Also, antenna booster must be off. Mine is a button in the kitchen cabinet-green light should be off.
This works on my Thor Vegas.
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:22 PM   #22
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You have to go in the settings of the tv and select cable and make sure the tv booster is off.
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:48 PM   #23
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We have been in many parks, altho no KOAs, however, we have had excellent cable reception and close to Why even say you have free cable reception. Once place we stayed in the low channels were in a snow blizzard, the rest were great. It was a problem with the underground. Another place has great reception in one loop and crappy in another one. It is not always the TV.
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:58 PM   #24
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Have you hit the switch that changes from cable to antenna? We found out after many frustrating days about it. I believe it was one of the forum's that set us on the right path.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:13 PM   #25
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Red face Cable TV

That same thing happened to us in a KOA Campground. We were told by the KOA staff that it was because we did not have an HD tv. Not sure if that was true or not. We only stayed for 2 nights so we did not pursue it.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:30 PM   #26
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TV signal problems

Could also be a problem with KOA. Stayed at a local KOA over July 4th a couple of years ago. The area was supposed to have new Wi-Fi and cable system. Both didn't work. Only one park I have ever stayed at that had a decent cable picture - brand new system at Cannon Beach RV park in Oregon. Otherwise the norm has always been a less than perfect picture.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:36 PM   #27
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We had that issue with our 2017 Four Winds. Anntenna booster was not he issue. Seems the 3 Seiki TVs do not have a digital converter (not sure of the correct name) so we needed to get a new TV. Uhg
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:41 PM   #28
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Well, thank you to everyone but mostly to DW. She googled it, and came up on the booster too and when I stepped out to look at the connection she was merrily up in the overhead looking for the mysterious button. Sure enough. Right there on the Coax connection in the cupboard there is a little green light. So I pressed it, and VOILA! the tv works.



Whee...I really appreciate everything that everyone said to help.


And thank you to DW for EVERYTHNG!!!!!
For those who respond to the OP without reading the thread, maybe at least read post #8 above?
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:52 PM   #29
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The booster must be "off" for cable, "on" for antenna, go to the tv "set up menu", switch to appropriate input, "scan channels", these steps must done every time you relocate or switch input.
It was our experience that typically we got more channels with better quality picture with the antenna rather than park cable systems, but we had a hi def tv with a digital antenna.
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:02 PM   #30
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In our Class C and the fifth wheel most Cable TV hookup were ok, but some had snow. I installed a cable TV signal booster and it fix the problem. Psrk cable to booster input, cable booster output to rig cable in.
https://www.amazon.com/PCT-BI-DIRECT...b-8a79de2d236f
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:20 PM   #31
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On my Gemini, there's a really small button on the HDMI splitter that you need to press.
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:42 PM   #32
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Every time you move form rv park to park you have to rescan for the channels. Go into the TV menu, antenna, cable and autoscan. you will find your channels.
of course this is predicated nothing else is wrong. try that and see if it works.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:08 AM   #33
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On my Gemini, there's a really small button on the HDMI splitter that you need to press.
An HDMI Splitter has nothing to do with Cable TV.
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Old 08-20-2020, 01:08 AM   #34
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This thread is a classic example of:
1. People not reading the replies before jumping in, leading to many duplicate posts, or worse yet, answering a problem that has already been fixed; and
2. A newcomer jumping in with their own problem, similar to the OP's problem, leading to multiple answers, and not knowing who is answering whom.
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Old 08-20-2020, 02:43 AM   #35
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Cable TV Issue

If you have he factory installed Seki TV's they are your problem.
They do not have QAM Tuners and will not work on digital cable systems.
We had to buy new TV's, Insigna for $90 at Best Buy.
google Qam Tuners some other manuf. also have them.
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Old 08-20-2020, 06:39 AM   #36
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Your Antenna Button/switch

Make sure that your antenna button or switch is in the “cable” position.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:42 AM   #37
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Cable TV Connection

I had the same problem with our 2016 Thor 31L coach, which has an external connection for cable tv clearly marked. As it turns out, this external connection is connected to absolutely nothing as far as the TVs go. I took out one of the TVs and it clearly has an antenna connection plugged in (which goes through an amplifier), but that is it.

Now I have to find the place on the inside of the coach where this cable jack is accessible because on the outside of the coach it is directly behind the toilet. What a design.
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:52 PM   #38
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This thread is a classic example of:
1. People not reading the replies before jumping in, leading to many duplicate posts, or worse yet, answering a problem that has already been fixed; and
2. A newcomer jumping in with their own problem, similar to the OP's problem, leading to multiple answers, and not knowing who is answering whom.
It's just how things work in the World of public forums...
So relax, and enjoy the entertainment!
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Old 08-20-2020, 05:09 PM   #39
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It's just how things work in the World of public forums...
So relax, and enjoy the entertainment!
I was a mod on a car forum 15 years ago. I know how things work. This forum seems to be worse than others.
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Old 08-20-2020, 05:17 PM   #40
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We're older, and we lose our train of thought easier.
But I find it curious that you went to omplain about other folks doing the same thing.
Relax... it's bot worth the effort.
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