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Old 04-17-2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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It is my understanding that as of February 2009 that my TVs in the Journey will not work off the antenna, maybe even when hooked up to cable while in a RV park. Does anyone know if this is true and if so, what can be done to get them to work?
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:09 AM   #2
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It is my understanding that as of February 2009 that my TVs in the Journey will not work off the antenna, maybe even when hooked up to cable while in a RV park. Does anyone know if this is true and if so, what can be done to get them to work?
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:10 AM   #3
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Lake - There was a recent discussion of this. Here's a link. In a nutshell, cable and satellite will work as they always have. To watch over-the-air local channels you will need a digital to analog converter.
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Just to throw more dust into the air, I recently saw an article about cable operators and digital TV. The large systems such as Comcast will probably convert the signal before they send it down their line. Smaller systems may require their customers to have a set-top box to convert the signal. Where this will leave those RV parks on those systems is unknown. The answers regarding the cable systems is still somewhat of a moving target.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:35 AM   #5
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when you buy a digital converter box, make sure you get one with "analog passthrough" or you will not be able to get analog stations with your antenna without using an "a-b" switch. mine is a magnavox TB100MG9 actually manufactured by funai.
mine is from sears. kmart has them too. walmart DOES NOT have the analog passthrough model. the $40 fed coupon reduced the price to $9.95.
it works ok in hawaii in my house and in washington in my winne 35u, using the wineguard batwing antenna.
i have not been able to record digital with my vhs vcr, just analog.
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The "analog Pass-thru" has been much discussed here and elsewhere. You can use a spliter to have a pass-thru or buy a box with a pass-thru.

The boxes with the pass-thru have bad signal loss as discussed earlier.

Let us know HOW you hooked yours up!
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:39 PM   #7
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FRONT RANGE: in the moho, I hooked up the antenna input to the converter box. the output from the box goes to the switch panel. i hooked up the red, yellow, white cables to the front of the vcr.
in the house i hooked up the antenna input to the converter box, output to vcr. red, yellow and white cables to vcr.
analog signal loss is noticeable on nbc and pbs channels in hi. not noticeable in moho in wa.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The boxes with the pass-thru have bad signal loss as discussed earlier. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>The APT signal loss problems were on teh early models (especially Philco). The new ones just coming out, especially the Zenith DTT901, supposedly have this probelm solved.
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