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Old 17-08-2009, 08:04   #1
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I needed to replace my old analog tv so I figured a 12volt unit would be a good idea, get off the inverter. So I went online a ordered a 15'' skyworth flatscreen. Arrived safe and looks great,, .....As it turns out and I don't know why , it will not work with my standard shakespere antenna. Has anybody else had any experience like this? My neighbor at the marina recieves 21 channels??
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Old 17-08-2009, 08:15   #2
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The TV should work just fine... Two things off the top of my head:

1. Try going into TV setup and make sure it's configured for off-air antenna (and not cable), then tell it to do a channel scan.

2. Is the new TV ATSC/digital TV compatible? I don't know where you are, but in the US the transition to digital TV has finally happened in June. I don't know if you had a converter box for your old analog TV, or maybe that was before the transition? Or maybe you aren't even in the USA... But, something to keep in mind.
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Scotte I am here in the good old usof a in the chesapeake bay.. I have run through the set up endlessly to no ends Had my computer geek buddy check it out yesterday The boats in my area seem to be getting good results I am wondering if this set is defective?
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you may need a better antenna to pick up the hdtv signal.
Also you can check to see what stations and how strong the signal is by going to.The Digital TV Transition: Reception Maps
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Old 17-08-2009, 08:39   #5
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Thanks for that link Looka like 14 stations with moderate signal My antenna worked on the old set before everythying went digital Almost every boat I see has thye shakespere antennas What else is there that is better? I guess I will haul my tv down to my neighbors boat and see if his setup works with my set
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Old 17-08-2009, 08:39   #6
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Can you unhook the tv and take it to your friend's boat and check it against his antenna?
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Old 17-08-2009, 08:47   #7
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We got better digital than analog reception with the Shakespeare antenna. You should probably take the TV over to the neighbors and plug into his antenna to see if the problem is with the TV.
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Or plug it into a cable source and see if it works.
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Or plug it into a cable source and see if it works.
Yes I did hook it up to the cable at home and it worked fine. Then should it work with the antenna?
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I've found digital TVs are EXTREMELY sensitive to cable problems. The fittings have to be PERFECT, no corrosion, and a broken wire is devastating to your signal.
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Problem solved Turns out the set was defective repacement was a different brand naxa, works great much better picture then old analog unit and 12 voly so no need to run the inverter
thanks for all who piched in
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I just connected up a a flat panel RCA antenna. About 3/4 inch thick and about 8.5 X 11 inches rectangular shaped. Pulled in 9 channels inside the boat with only 3 not that great but if I put it outside the port on deck it brought in 9 channels clear as a bell with picture and sound. I also had a HDTV converter box I got with the USA Fed coupon for $40 too. Here with the ordinary antenna you got nothing (prior to HDTV) that you would want to actually watch.
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