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Old 03-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #1
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playing a dvd from entertainment center

Want to install a tv in bedroom of travel trailer. I have a 24 rks whitehawk. If you play a dvd in the entertainment center, can you watch it in either television.
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Don't know if it differs between a Whitehawk and a Greyhawk, but we have televisions in the living and bed rooms and can play a DVD in the Clarion in-dash unit and watch it on either TV.
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Don't know if it differs between a Whitehawk and a Greyhawk, but we have televisions in the living and bed rooms and can play a DVD in the Clarion in-dash unit and watch it on either TV.
Hi NC Roamer,


We have a 14' Greyhawk 31FS. I was trying to get the clarion DVD to play on the overhead or rear TV with no success. Can you please tell me how you were able to do this. The TV's have component cables that I assume go to the clarion unit, but even reading the manual I came up empty. Thanks.
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landinj, I cannot recall off the top of my head the incantations that magically made this happen. (Actually, there are a lot of things these days that I cannot recall when I want to. This is but one item in an ever changing list.)

We are heading for Myrtle Beach State Park tomorrow after work. When I pop in a DVD, I'll write down the button sequence and post it here.
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landinj, the good news is that I was able to play a DVD movie on the front TV this weekend. Our front TV is a Jenson. After powering it up, I used the Jenson remote to press "Source" and then scroll down to the "Component/AV" menu item. Then hit "Enter" to select that input. In my case, that is the Clarion unit in the dash.

Then I just inserted the DVD movie in the Clarion and it began playing. I could see it on both the Clarion screen and on the Jenson TV. Using the Clarion remote you can pause/play/eject and control the volume. The sound plays from the in-ceiling Greyhawk speakers as well as the in-door Ford speakers. Note: Unless you want to meet your neighbors, make sure the indoor/outdoor speaker selector switch by the door is set for the indoor speakers.

The bad news is that my Clarion now refuses to play a video DVD or a music CD. I went out to the Greyhawk to write down the steps to play a movie on the bedroom TV, but when I try to load a DVD or CD it ejects it with the "Invalid disc" error on the screen. I'll open a new thread on this to see if anyone can provide a hint.
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Want to install a tv in bedroom of travel trailer. I have a 24 rks whitehawk. If you play a dvd in the entertainment center, can you watch it in either television.
Getting back to the O.P., I'm pretty sure TT's (like ours) are wired differently than MH's. On mine (at least), there's only one set of RCA jacks coming out of the Jensen, and only one set of three wires going directly into the back of the living room television. I'm pretty sure it'll be the same way in your WhiteHawk. When I purchased the television for my TT bedroom, I bought one with a built-in DVD player - just so I'd have the ability to watch a DVD in the bedroom. They're not as easy to find as they use to be, but there are a few out there - and I've never seen one with a built-in Blue-Ray player. Take a look at Best Buy, or try Walmart's website (I haven't found any in Walmart stores). I got mine at Target. It's made by Polaroid, and I wouldn't recommend it. It has a fantastic picture, but the tuner sucks! When I ran it off rabbit ears, I couldn't get any channels below #15. Seems to work much better on the TT antennae, and it worked great off the campground cable at my winter site. It ate a DVD one time. Couldn't get it out no matter what I tried. Was just about to get a new TV, when, one day, it magically popped out. Haven't had any trouble with it since. It also gets very poor reviews on Target's website. (I didn't read them until after I'd purchased it.)

Hope this helps. Best of luck, and happy camping!
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Thanks NC Roamer. I did the same on ours but when I select component on the TV for input source, I get a no signal message. My guess is that the component cables on the back of the Clarion unit are not plugged in or plugged in incorrectly.
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NC Roamer - make sure you didn't inset a blue ray disc, if so you will get an invalid disc message. Has to be DVD.
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NC Roamer - make sure you didn't inset a blue ray disc, if so you will get an invalid disc message. Has to be DVD.
Good thought but I do not own any blue ray discs. Also, I tried to replay the very same movie that we had watched on the Clarion last weekend.

Contacted our dealer today. They ordered a replacement unit this afternoon. That two-year Jayco warranty is great.
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Thanks NC Roamer. I did the same on ours but when I select component on the TV for input source, I get a no signal message. My guess is that the component cables on the back of the Clarion unit are not plugged in or plugged in incorrectly.
Did you check that the cables on the back of your TV are plugged into the "component video in" jacks? The Clarion is not easily checked, but the TV is.
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