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Old 05-04-2008, 07:13 PM   #15
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getting it to power on was not an issue. I had the TV on 3, and I tried both ways.. with the antenna in and out to the TV, then antenna in and composite out to the TV. Each time I hit the menu button on the box, I got gobbilty gook. You could sort of see twisted text, like alphabet soup, if you used your imagination.

Tried it on the trailer TV which is strictly analog, and I even brought it inside and tried with my satellite dish as an antenna.. same thing on it.

I guess I had better re read the instructions. I could be doing it wrong. I used to be perfect, until I made a minor mistake last week.. so my record is shot
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:20 PM   #16
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[b]Each time I hit the menu button on the box, I got gobbilty gook.
You're doing it right. My printed instructions skipped over the "press Menu Button" part.
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You could sort of see twisted text, like alphabet soup, if you used your imagination.
If you see that on channel 3, try channel 4...
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:12 PM   #17
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been there...

NOW my problems is.. I can't find the ^$#@ remote for the TV OR the box!
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:15 PM   #18
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Found it and got it working.. programming by Braille. I looked at the pictures in the manual and clicked "X" amount of times that match the pictures to change the default output channel on the BOX from 3 to 4. (The TV is 3)

I raised my antenna high, turned it on.. and scanned... oh, the anticipation..

not a single channel available in my hood
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The only place I have been able to find over-the-air digital reception has been here at home in metropolitan San Diego. Everywhere else has analog transmissions only at this time.

I suspect many stations (In small markets) are delaying the switchover until the deadline...
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Guys.....and Gals of course.

The digital channels are all UHF channels not VHF like the original 13 lower channels.
Luckily UHF antenna are much smaller than VHF in case you elect to get a different antenna.
For around town use the VHF/UHF antenna on these trailers should work well if they already are working.
It seems easier to get a Digital Signal in general than an analog signal which requires much tweaking for many.
Actually, the channel I have trouble getting broadcasts its digital signal on channel 9. The rest in our area are all UHF, which is what my antenna is designed to do. When the changeover comes the Channel 9 station will got to 32 and then the antenna should work better.
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I bought (with uncle sam's gift cards) a zenith unit from Circuit City and an RCA from Wally world. Both work fine in the house with the roof topantenna and in the Casita using a rabbit ear. At home the signal is from Phoenix. In some other locations I could not get a signal with or without the box.

There was an omission in the Zenith instructions that was cleared up immediately when I phoned them.
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well, I would say for the trailer, this winegard box would be a good one. It cost a little more than the wally world ones, but the ability to power it without the wall wart or hardwired 110 is a major +. It would figure since winegard are the TV folks for Rvs.

You could hack into one of the hard wired ones, but without a schematic to be accurate and the time it would take to do it, I would rather spend the extra 10 bucks.

I have not permanently installed it yet. I have to cut a slot in the glass on the wall my TV is on, and hardwire in the DC-DC converter. I want to make it look nice and haven't decided on the woods my cabinets will eventually end up being.. I want the trim to match. At the same time I am in there, I need to install a 110 outlet in the same area for my mini microwave.. it will be a days work in a tight space. I want to do it all at once to get the foul language over with :-P
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