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RE: LED TV providing RF interference?

By utilizing a RCA-headphone jack I was able to connect the headphones directly into the headphone output on the TV and the headphones work fine. Therefore the issue must be with the converter or the digital output format of the TV. Frankly that's a little above my pay grade, but I'm going to give it a shot. I know, or at least believe, the digital output is enabled. When the optical cable is plugged into the digital output port I can see a red beam in the opposite end of the cable. I've searched several times and can't find a toggle on the audio menu that allows to enable/disable the digital output. I'll also look to see if there's a method of selecting a particular digital audio output. Thanks for the replies.
8ntw8tn 12/19/15 05:57pm Technology Corner
LED TV providing RF interference?

I have a set of Sennheiser remote headphones that I use so I can hear the TV better. My TV in the sticks & bricks is an older LCD type and the headphones work just great. It uses the composite type connections. The TV in our rig is a 2-3 year old LED type. It does not have composite connections so I purchased a device that converts the digital output to composite. As I adjust the frequency to the "sweet spot" the static disappears but all I get is silence. I suspect the LED TV is emitting an RF signal that is blocking the signal from the Sennheiser transmitter to the headphones. Could this be the case or am I way off base? Thanks for your replies.
8ntw8tn 12/18/15 10:49am Technology Corner
RE: What do you set your house heat at when leaving for winter?

I shut the water off and then release the pressure by temporarily opening a faucet. The furnace is set to 54F, the lowest setting and put it on "hold". Should the electricity go off and the back-up battery fail, the thermostat defaults to 62F. I also have a monitor that will auto dial should the electricity be off for 15 minutes or the temperature fall below 45F. I also have a friend who checks on the house 2-3 times a week. So far, so good. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 12/15/15 06:59pm Snowbirds
RE: Break away switch cable

I have a carabiner that I use to hook the break away cable to the locking lever (where a padlock would go) on my Reese hitch. I also put a piece of split loom on the cable to prevent it from getting caught under the rail or on the hitch. It's worked well for several years now. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 12/15/15 06:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: mice

Fresh Cab is a rodent repellant, often sold at farm supply stores, that comes packaged in small bags. It has a pleasant odor for humans but apparently is offensive to rodents. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 11/16/15 10:07am Fifth-Wheels
Video has me baffled

I recently recorded a video for a friend using his Canon Rebel camera. It turned out just fine and I transferred it to my laptop using the default Windows program. It also plays really well on my laptop. So, again using the default Windows program, I transferred the video to a DVD. I selected the "CD/DVD" option and the program made the transfer and notified me the procedure was complete. The problem is that it won't play on any of our DVD players. They display a message indicated there is no readable data on the disc. When I try to play the DVD on my laptop it seems to be buffering (doesn't do this with the clip transferred to the laptop from the camera) with stop and go motions. Any idea what I may be doing wrong or why the recorded DVD is incompatible with my DVD players? Thanks for any responses.
8ntw8tn 11/16/15 10:01am Technology Corner
RE: good sam magazine (think it was called trailer life)

They must send the free issues only to GS members who also subscribe to TL. I'm a GS Life Member, no longer subscribe to TL, and I don't receive any magazines from TL. Not complaining; just sayin'....
8ntw8tn 10/23/15 08:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cell phone tethered or hacked?

He says he doesn't use the laptop for the email accounts that were affected. He only uses his phone to access those accounts. I'm not sure what brand of phone he has; I do know it's an Android platform. I have an iPhone 5s. I very seldom connect to a free wifi system, preferring to use my data plan instead. I do update the apps whenever the update notifications are given. I'll pass on your recommendations to him. Thanks a lot.
8ntw8tn 10/23/15 04:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone tethered or hacked?

He says it could have only been his phone that was hacked because the laptop never leaves home, is connected to a secure router, and that he only uses his phone for the email/forum sites. In order for the spyware or cloning to happen would someone have to take physical possession of the phone? Sounds like connecting to an illegitimate wifi system is the most likely culprit. I understand the hotspot function. I use it frequently when we're in Texas so I can have a secure connection for internet banking, credit card payments, etc. It was the primary reason I was dragged into the 21st century and got a smartphone. Thanks for the responses.
8ntw8tn 10/23/15 03:40pm Technology Corner
Cell phone tethered or hacked?

Moderator: If this question is inappropriate for this forum please delete the post and accept my apology, but I've been unable to get a definitive answer elsewhere. I have a friend who claims his phone was "tethered" (his terminology) without his knowledge and that, subsequently, someone accessed the photos, email user id's and passwords, website user id's and passwords, etc. He claims "they" then began using his email accounts and forums on which he would converse. Does this sound like a reasonable claim and, if so, how could that happen. Actually, I'm less interested in how it's accomplished than in how to prevent it from happening to me. I presume that if it could happen it would have to be done through wifi or Bluetooth, correct? This is way outside my wheelhouse so any information is appreciated. Thanks.
8ntw8tn 10/23/15 02:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Carriage owners manual

I agree. The only good thing that came in our Cameo's owner's manual was the three ring binder itself. The rest of it wasn't even good reading. Love the trailer but the owner's manual was a waste of paper. I've gotten a lot more useful information from the installation/operator's manual of the individual appliance. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 10/21/15 08:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which automatic sat dish for Dish Network service?

We're entering our third Winter Texan season with our Pathway X2/VIP211k combination. We only have the one receiver connected but, following Dish's guidelines, I purchased an external hard drive, paid the one $40 fee, and now have a DVR for recording programs while we're gone. I'm pretty satisfied with the performance; setup is automatic. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 10/20/15 08:58am Technology Corner
RE: wifi on the go

A Winter Texan couple we know uses Millenicom for just this purpose. This topic is really outside my wheelhouse but, from what I understand, it's an economical way to purchase wifi for streaming movies. I'm sure there are others on here who will be more familiar with this service. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 10/20/15 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best All Year Four Seasons Full Time Fifth Wheels

I've been reading this thread hoping the OP was going somewhere with it but I give up. I'm taking my popcorn and going to another show!!
8ntw8tn 10/18/15 08:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: over night stop

No, you don't have to unhook for the night. Just be aware that you may not be as level as you'd like, though it shouldn't be too bad, and that the 5er won't be as stable as when the landing gear and stabilizers are down. Might be just a tad bit "rocky". And, yes, you can extend the slideouts even though you're still hitched up. We do it occasionally on our overnight stops on our way to Texas for the winter. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 10/11/15 02:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ft Leonard Wood MO

It would be about an hour's drive but Bennett Spring State Park, northwest of Lebanon, has a really nice campground. I think they take reservations. We stayed there a couple of years ago on our way to the Hill Country. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 10/09/15 08:29am Snowbirds
RE: Asian Beetles....again!

"How about a test spot? Spray on a spot out of site to see what happens" Yup. That's the plan unless I find some direct information one way or the other. "I have used Ortho Home Defense on the outside and inside my RV, no damage done, it will wash off and last about 3 months depending on the amount of rain." That's good to know. At least now I will be able to compare the active ingredients in Home Defense to that of our pest control guy. Thanks.
8ntw8tn 10/08/15 10:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Asian Beetles....again!

Thanks for the replies. Prior to posting my inquiry I did some research and was able to identify the active ingredients in the most popular pest control chemicals used on Asian Beetles. I took that information and began trying to find how they reacted (if at all) with gel coat and fiberglass. Unfortunately, my research efforts didn't result in any useful information, whether it was my research efforts or that the information wasn't available. Also, Carriage is no longer in business, so contacting them isn't an option. Again, thanks for the replies. Keep them coming.
8ntw8tn 10/08/15 07:08am General RVing Issues
Asian Beetles....again!

We've just had our annual hatch of Asian Beetles; I was hoping we'd escaped it but no such luck. The pest control guy will be here next Monday to spray the house and garage. However, we're considering having him spray the outside of the 5er as well because we fought them for 2-3 months last year since we transported them to Texas with us. My concern is whether the pesticide will have a detrimental effect on the gel coat of the coach. Does anyone here have any experience or an informed opinion on this. Thanks for any replies.
8ntw8tn 10/07/15 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Headphone recommendations?

Sennheiser makes a number of headsets in which the transmitter is connected to the TV and sends a wireless signal to the headset. You just need to choose which type of connection is available with your TV. I have diminished hearing and DW's hearing is very good. This unit has been good for both of us. Hope this helps.
8ntw8tn 10/07/15 05:27am Technology Corner
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