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Old 05-23-2020, 01:20 PM   #1
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Cable not working on bedroom TV

Wondering if anyone has run into this problem. I added an outside tv outlet last year splitting the coax cable that feeds the bedroom tv. If I turn on the Antenna Booster power switch I can select Air on both tv's, auto scan and all is good several channels to choose from. The campground I was at this week provided Cable service, so I turned off the Antenna Booster power switch, selected Cable on both the main and bedroom tv Auto scanned and only the main tv found channels nothing was found on the bedroom tv. Is the problem the RV TV antenna booster plate or is the splitter causing a problem?
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Wondering if anyone has run into this problem. I added an outside tv outlet last year splitting the coax cable that feeds the bedroom tv. If I turn on the Antenna Booster power switch I can select Air on both tv's, auto scan and all is good several channels to choose from. The campground I was at this week provided Cable service, so I turned off the Antenna Booster power switch, selected Cable on both the main and bedroom tv Auto scanned and only the main tv found channels nothing was found on the bedroom tv. Is the problem the RV TV antenna booster plate or is the splitter causing a problem?
My guess is the splitter. Try a new one and see if that cures it.
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If the splitter wasn't splitting wouldn't that affect the antenna signal as well?
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If the splitter wasn't splitting wouldn't that affect the antenna signal as well?
Is the splitter between the bedroom TV and the outdoor outlet?
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Could be the TV. Are both the same brand? One may have the correct tuner for digital cable and one may not.
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The splitter is on the coax cable line that goes to the bedroom tv. That is the Input to the splitter then one output goes to the Bedroom tv and the other output to the outside tv outlet.
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2- different tv models. I may have to do a lot of plug n play troubleshooting. Moving connections around on the booster or removing splitter all together.
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It could be like Grumpy mentioned, alot of TVs today don't have tuner built into them. They will only work with a cable box, satellite tuner, or streaming.

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I would try a male connector to trouble shoot it, first to the bed room , then the outside outlet. Some campground cable signals are marginal at best, splitting the signal may make it low enough that the tv tuner doesn't recognize it.
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If you are on antenna your signal is coming through the built in booster, that's why it will work .
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First, is the cable system digital or analog? If it is digital does the TV have a QAM tuner? If the cable is digital and the TV does not have a QAM tuner quit wasting your time because the TV will not pick up QAM digital cable channels. Your antenna may be picking up analog channels and that is why the display on the TV.

Example, TVs without a QAM tuner will not work. at Fort Wilderness no matter how much you kick scream or holler. Fort Wilderness uses digital cable that is QAM encoded.
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You could always bypass the splitter and run a co ax straight into bedroom tv from the park's barrel connector at the serving pedestal. If it works then you know its the splitter. Also if the main co ax that feeds both tvs is on one of the outputs, not the input,only 1 of the 2 tvs will work.
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We had to add a cable booster ahead of the outside cable connection to get reliable cable on both TVs. Works well now. Antenna tv is still marginal in bedroom though.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Unfortunately I stream TV at home and can't troubleshoot until my next cable provided campground trip. I will take all the info above and put it to use. I appreciate everyone's input.
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We had to add a cable booster ahead of the outside cable connection to get reliable cable on both TVs. Works well now. Antenna tv is still marginal in bedroom though.
Hey bstannard, you wouldn't happen to have pics, do you?
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