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Old 05-19-2009, 05:40 AM   #1
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Will be looking at a 2004 Adventure 38G today, does anyone know if the TV's in this model year are Digital ready. I know the front TV is a 27" flat screen, not sure about the rear TV
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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Will be looking at a 2004 Adventure 38G today, does anyone know if the TV's in this model year are Digital ready. I know the front TV is a 27" flat screen, not sure about the rear TV

In my 04 Adv. they ARE ( were) NOT.. ..rgr...
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:03 AM   #3
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2004 Journey rear NO front YES

We have since replaced both with 32" LCDs.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:04 AM   #4
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Our 06 Adv both Sony tv's needed the converters.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:25 AM   #5
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I doubt either one is digital ready. I have a 2005 Vectra and neither is digital ready. Check the remote for the TV does it have a "." on it. If it doesn't have a period "." key it's not digital ready.
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If your front TV is actually a 27" model you do NOT have the original TV. The 2004 Adventurer 38G came with a Sony 24" flat screen TV.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:04 AM   #7
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In an '04 Digital is iffy

Try this.. Look at your remote do you see
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0 Analog
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0-"-" or
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0-"." Likely digital

Now try to tune in a station like 8-1 If the display actually shows 8-1 or 8-01, then it's digital, it's that simple.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:54 AM   #8
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My '07 Voyage is a NO! Rats. And shame on Winnie for continuing to by the old analog sets when everyone knew the digital conversion was coming.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:36 AM   #9
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It will not be digital unless the owner has changed out the tv's
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:07 AM   #10
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It sounds as if the front was retrofitted if it's a flat panel LCD. When you said '27" flat screen,' is that what you meant?

In my 07 Meridian, I have a Sony 24" flat screen CRT ...the old tube type but at that time they called them "flat screens" but that shouldn't be confused with a flat panel LCD. Mine's just an old CRT tube type with a flat screen.

And not all flat panel LCDs are equipped with digital tuners either as my bedroom TV is an LCD but not digital

Yes, Craig, I understand your frustration with Winnebago but on-the-other-hand, I can also understand what was probably happening. They probably had purchased hundreds of the old TVs (or had a contract to) and their plan specs all called for them so it would have been a bad business decision on their part if they spent the extra money to re-engineer all the plans, get rid of all their stock, and buy new digital flat panel TVs. I believe they did go with all digital TVs in the model year 2008.
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I'm confused. I have an Itasca Suncruiser 38R which I believe is the higher priced spread alternative to the Adventurer. I have the original Sony TV. I've always watched DirecTv with no problems. My confusion arises from the fact that I thought the digital aspect pertained to the receiving system (antenna, etc) as opposed to the actual TV. Anyway, I have no problem with my setup and digital reception.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:34 AM   #12
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Digital TV from over the air (antenna) broadcast will only work with a converter box or a newer tv that has a digital tuner. The new "digital tv's" have 2 tuners. One for analog broadcast or cable without a cable box. and one for the digital over the air broadcast that is suppose to happen in June. I have direct tv and that will not be affected however as we travel we like to watch the "local/over the air" tv stations. So I either have to have a converter box or a new tv.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:01 AM   #13
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My wife and I just purchased a new digital tv for our unit.
While camping at Pokagon St. Park (N.E. Indiana) I raised the antenna
and switched on the amplifier. Both of which I believe are original
equipment. And was only able to get 1 channel. Now Being close
to Ft.Wayne, In. Battlecreek, Mi. and South Bend, In. I would have
thought I would of had at least a dozen stations. Will my old
amp and antenna still work with receiving and boosting the
digital signals?
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Christoph,

Did you go through a scan of TV stations to see what is available? Most new TVs have this function in their menu function. If your TV has a digital tuner, it should have a "." or "-" symbol on the remote since the stations now broadcast multiple channels for a particular channel number - e.g. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, etc. The channel search function will find all of these when you activate it.

Second, Wineguard now has an inexpensive addition to the batwing antenna for digital TV. It is a UHF antenna that snaps on to the existing batwing antenna. It retails around $30.00 at most camping or RV supply stores, and is easy to install. From what I've heard, it does a good job increasing the gain of the batwing antenna for the digital channels.

Hope this helps.

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