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Old 11-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Both TVs' Audio are Distorted / Fuzzy Sounding

I have 2 TVs in my trailer and, when using the antenna signal on any channel, they both have distorted sounding audio. They are OK when using other audio inputs to the TVs. Seems as if the only common component is the Winegard Sensar Antenna System.

The power button is activated and the red light is on for the antenna control panel. The video picture is good. All of the 10 or so received stations are digital. I suspect, however, that the antenna system is just not right. The problem is occurring in a very rural area away from any potential interference sites.

Any thoughts /ideas/ suggestions will be appreciated. I am going to call Winegard next week to see what they have to say about this.
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We get distortion when the radio speakers are on. If speakers A or B are on we get an echo.
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We get distortion when the radio speakers are on. If speakers A or B are on we get an echo.
Next time try turning the tv sound all the way down. I've found that when passing audio through from the tv to the stereo that a digital delay can occur, which sounds like an echo. If this fixes things, see if there is a setting in the tv for speakers off.
If you aren't using the digital out from the tv (the analog red and white wires) then you could get audio that has been amplified twice, maybe making things sound garbled.
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Guys,

Please do not hijack my post to talk about issues other than what I am experiencing.
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Guys,

Please do not hijack my post to talk about issues other than what I am experiencing.
I was thinking that this info may actually help you too.
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I had another thought. Before checking into an antenna problem, is there any way you could test the TV with cable? If so, and the sound is still funky, then you could assume the antenna was not the problem. What about when watching a DVD?
The reason I'm inclined to not think it's the antenna is that, by nature, a digital signal is either good or not there at all, unlike analog where you can get a weak signal and still watch/listen. Digital just has a threshold where it isn't there, period.
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As mentioned above, the audio is OK with other inputs....like DVD. This is happening on TWO TVs, so it has to be something common to the the two.

I agree that typically either you have or you don't have a digital audio/video signal. I am perplexed over what is going on. I might try to see what a set of rabbit ears will do. Another very experienced RV'r told me that the problem is interference from somewhere, even though the signal is digital.
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Guys,

Please do not hijack my post to talk about issues other than what I am experiencing.
You did ask for thoughts and ideas in your original post and several people offered thoughts and ideas. Good luck with your problem.
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Please do not hijack my post to talk about issues other than what I am experiencing.
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Check all the cable connections, especially those to and from the ant amp. I would disconnect and look to see if there is a stray piece of braid wire in the end of one of the coax connections touching the center conductor.
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