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We have two TVs, one in front ans one in the bedroom. The front TV on either Cable or Air gets more and clearer channels than the one in back.

Suggestions?


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watch the front tv!!!!!!


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I would bet if you paralelled an RG6 cable from the switching box to the rear TV and used that, you would eliminate the signal problems. I love my coach and think it has great features but there were three pieces of coax from the antenna to the booster switch, which in a straight line is a distance of three feet at best. That's two couplings and one of the connectors was not too good. Signals to both TVs were terrible and when I measured the voltage from the boster switch to the antenna is read from 11.5 to 12.5, not good to be able to wiggle the cable and change the readings. Changed out to one piece and no more problems.


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Some brands of TV's are more sensitive about finding channels in a channel search. I have two different brands of digital TV in my TT. The one in the bedroom finds more channels than the one in the living area.

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Same brand of TV? Same signal fed to each? If you bring a portable into the bedroom and hook it up to the cable you might be able to eliminate either the cable or the TV as a problem....


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Our does the same. More channels on the bedroom tv.

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Jim Norman wrote:

We have two TVs, one in front ans one in the bedroom. The front TV on either Cable or Air gets more and clearer channels than the one in back.

Suggestions?


Check your cable connections (how do I know).


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skipnchar wrote:

Televisions are not all created equally nor are connections. Swapping TVs and seeing of the problems remain with the set or the connection would be one way to find out which is your issue.


This is very true with the digital TV's. My little tiny Vizio gets far more channels than my big screen does. And the channel number a show is on varies between the two TV's also.


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Televisions are not all created equally nor are connections. Swapping TVs and seeing of the problems remain with the set or the connection would be one way to find out which is your issue.


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In my 37'7" motor home there is close to 50' of cheapest bidder RG-59 between the two TV's. plus a couple of decent connections.

My suggestion, Quality RG-6


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