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Old 06-02-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
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I have a 08 Kingston with a Coby DVD/AM - FM radio. The reception on the radio is very poor. The FM antenna for the redio is a wire about 3 feet long that plugs into the unit. My cheep portable radio works much better than the Coby unit.Is this an anantenna problemor is the radio just junk? Does any one else have this problem and how can I correct this problem?
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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We have a RCA theater system in our 09 and have the same problem. I saw a fifth last weekend with an aftermarket antenna mounted just forward of the main slide and he said it works great. This is my plan for the weekend, I will post pictures once I have completed the install
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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I had the RCA unit in my unit replaced 2 times under warranty, and they were both junk, I threw it out and replaced mine with a Bose wave.......nice system, and easy to use....
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When I had my Coby unit and experiencing the same poor reception, I found that coax cable would fit into the antenna recepticle on the back of the unit (where the 3 foot wire goes). So, I attached a 2-way splitter to the amplified connection behind the TV with a short piece of coax. Then attached a short piece of coax to the TV and another short piece of coax to the Coby antenna FM input. Raised the TV antenna, turned the amplifier on, and was pleasantly surprised with the very much increased radio reception. Didn't keep the Coby as it didn't provide real 5.1 surround sound. Replaced with a Best Buy brand on sale for around $100 and have been happy since. Don't use the splitter any more as the Best Buy unit has two speaker wire type connections for the radio antenna. Can't use coax.



Hope this helps if you keep your Coby.
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I had the RCA unit in my unit replaced 2 times under warranty, and they were both junk, I threw it out and replaced mine with a Bose wave.......nice system, and easy to use....


I would love to have a Bose in the fifth, I have a lifestyle 48 and 52 samsung in the basement of the house. I have yet to convince the Banker (wife) to let me have one for the fifth.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:35 AM   #6
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we liked the bose so much I bought another one for the house, really easy to use, plug and play....if you buy one make sure you get the multi disc player.......
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I had the RCA unit in my unit replaced 2 times under warranty, and they were both junk, I threw it out and replaced mine with a Bose wave.......nice system, and easy to use....


I would love to have a Bose in the fifth, I have a lifestyle 48 and 52 samsung in the basement of the house. I have yet to convince the Banker (wife) to let me have one for the fifth.


You are taking the wrong approach, buy the newest Bose update model for house, move the old unit out to the 5er. Then it is a win-win. Much easier way to convince the wife it is good move...
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the unit we have for the camper we use on our patio when were spending a weekend at home..the sound from them is great to say the least...the other one stays in the living room
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We have a small exterior antenna along the upper edge of the dining slide that seems to pick up stations real well. Was mine after market or from factory?
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...So, I attached a 2-way splitter to the amplified connection behind the TV with a short piece of coax...


Agree, put in a splitter and use the TV antenna.
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We solved the problem of radio stations by moving our XM radio from my wife's car to the 5th wheel when we go, and have all the wonderful music we could ever ask for. A great investment for both her car and our trailer. We currently just run the very small antenna for the XM and point it toward the south. We really like the XM services.

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