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Old 06-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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I can't seem to figure out how to get decent cable reception in my new trailer. We have taken it out for our first trip and hooked up a coax cable to the rear inputs and every channel was so snowy it was unwatchable. We have the toshiba 32 inch if that helps, but the vizio tv we installed in the bunkhouse for our kids was just as fuzzy. Yes I did have the antenna boost turned off. Also I had my friend check the cable from our post by using it on his trailer, and the reception was fine.
In an added problem we couldnt get any dvd sound from our tv. Since the cable wasnt working we tried to watch a movie at bedtime by flipping our tv around to the bedroom area and had no sound!!?? Sound would come out of the living room speakers only which is worthless when you are in bed and trying to keep the little ones from waking up.
Other than these two problems, the fact that the cover on the stove came off the first time we opened it, and the super crappy door holder that is already coming off after one trip, we love our new rig. Would like to get the Video situation sorted out before a rainy, stuck-in-the-trailer type trip happens. Any advice would be appreciated since our dealer is quite a drive away and Im trying to keep all warranty issues on the back burner till the end of the camping season.




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Old 06-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have some bad connections in the wiring from the back input box. fairly common. Unless you are familiar with troubleshooting coax cable connections, I would let the dealer take care of it. In the meantime, if there is a way to run the cable from the post into your TV directly (through a slide seal, window, etc) you might be able to watch tv that way.



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Old 06-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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As far as the sound, if you have a Jenson am-fm-dvd unit, there are three buttons, A-B-C that control the speakers. On ours, A is living room, B is bedroom, and C is outside speakers. You can have all on at the same time, or just any one of them.
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On ours, A is living room and B is outside. C seems to do nothing.



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x2 on what Dale said, mine are the same, and they all work as they should...have them check your wiring

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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As far as the DVD through the TV speakers,,,,
On mine it can not be done. I noticed there is no audio out on the back of the DVD/Radio combo in our unit. Just video out. So there is no way to get the audio into the back of the TV. Conversely there is no audio out on the TV, so no way to put that into the DVD/Radio combo so we can get the TV audio to go throughout the whole trailer.
Just the Radio and DVD audio will work on our unit through the ceiling and outside speakers.






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Did you switch the system from an tenner to cable?



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Old 06-15-2012, 02:10 AM   #8
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Yeah. We definitely had it on cable. It would search and find the channels, but they were way too fuzzy to watch.
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Tyson,



I have the same setup as you, and have been through the exact same experience, so I don't believe that it is an isolated issue. As others have mentioned, there are not bedroom speakers in our model. I've pulled the Jensen unit out and confirmed that nothing is connected to the "C" outputs.



I haven't tried using the cable input yet, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get DVD sound to our TV's unless you use a separate DVD player directly connected to the TV. Seems like a waste.
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