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Old 07-31-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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Snowy TV

When I hooked to cable at the campground my picture was very "snowy".
I went through the channel detection and got the channels but I couldn't watch them. Any ideas. The trailer next to me was getting them fine
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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There is a plate the tv is connected to, if the button is lit it will cause that problem. When it is lit it powers the antenna. Other than that it could be a bad cable connection to the outside jack.
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Thanks, John
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I have had similar problems from time to time. Elimination of push on connectors usually takes care of most problems. Make sure all your coax connectors are tight.
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Here are the steps, when you are using campsite's cable TV:

* Crank down your regular air TV antenna (so it's already down when you leave.)

* Connect the campsite's cable TV to (usually) Satellite 1 connector (outside)

* Look for the cable connection where your TV is connected, there should be two connections available. One connection is normally to your air antenna and the other is to the outside cable connection.

* Disconnect the TV cable from the air antenna and connect it to the Satellite connector. You should also see a on/off push button with green indicator. Make sure to push it off and light not on.

* Go to your TV menu and change the source to 'Cable' and re-scan your channels. This may take up to 30 minutes to ensure you receive all available channels. Once done, you should have all available cable channels.

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When I hooked to cable at the campground my picture was very "snowy".
I went through the channel detection and got the channels but I couldn't watch them. Any ideas. The trailer next to me was getting them fine
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:30 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your help. I'll get a chance to try it again this weekend. Heading for Lake George for a week.
Thanks again
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Did the CG provide the external cable to the trailer input? Or did you have your own? My cable reception was really bad this year at my seasonal site. There were 2 issues. Apparently a critter had gnawed on the main feed somewhere in the park which was ultimately fixed. It improved the signal 90%, but it was still not as good as last season.
After the CG repair, I was still not 100% happy so I thought I'd try a new cable from the post to my trailer. Problem solved. The CG provided cables go bad after a while with all the weather exposure.
For $20 I purchased a 25' Wineguard weather resistant RG6 coax from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I have my own cable. I think the problem will be solved after reading the posts. Thanks
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