Switched Televisions to a new one and wow, a lot more channels. Might help you!

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  1. johnsagraves

    johnsagraves New Member

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    Having been on the road for over 4 months, Wife especially, likes to watch local TV. We brought a couple of older flat screens with us and I had one of them plugged on top of the table where wife watches TV and I took the new one since it was lighter and attached it to the wardrobe where the bed was. I hardly ever hooked up the new one to the antenna since I am not much of a TV watcher. Anyway, since the wife watches a lot more than I do, I switched the new TV up front and hooked it up to the antenna. I can not believe it, we got 23 stations compared to 6 stations on the old digital TV. I got the other old TV out and it again only received 6 stations. The new one I bought was over Black Friday and was larger and 720dpi. I guess the tuner is a lot more sensitive also. Stations that were barely coming in has much better reception on the new on as well as stations we did not even get before are clear.

    We were at Wilderness Lakes in Menifee, Ca and wife was out talking to everyone because she wanted to watch the Bachelor or something like that. I did not pay much attention and told her we did not get it because our antenna was behind a tree. She said she had talked to others and everyone else was getting it. I just kind of did my thing and ignore. All at once, I switched TV's at our current site in Lake Tawakoni, Texas and she immediately picked up on the fact that we get more stations and a lot clearer. Now she is looking at me asking why I did not do that sooner. I might be dead by dinner. LOL

    Anyway just a tip for others so they don't get in trouble or are unable to watch a baseball game since opening day is just around the corner.
    Thank God the Bachelor is over, I think. She got to watch it this past Monday. I think it was the final episode.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this info. I was thinking of a 12V LED TV, by any chance are yours 12V?
     
  3. LjohnSaw

    LjohnSaw So many fish, so little time...

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    +1 on 12v. What brand and other specs on the TV? thanks
     
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    None of the one's I tested were 12V. I still cant figure this out. LOL New one I bought was a Craig. Old one was a Polaroid. I forgot what brand the other old one was. Sorry.
     
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    Yes John, the "Bachelor" is over! (I don't watch it! [:(O]) But DANCING WITH THE STARS (also ABC) starts Monday! That is a favorite of mine!!!

    Diane
     
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    I don't know if this is an option or if it could work for you financially, but... We tried the antenna rout. We like to watch TV before bed and since we get up very early (5 AM) We like to watch the news in the morning. One Sunday evening, I decided to call Direct TV just to find out our options and even if it was affordable. I also put them on speaker so DW could hear. I wasn't sure if she was paying attention but then she started asking questions. We have cable in the house so this would be a mobile unit for the pup only. Hmmm... The next day, they delivered the box and the mobile dish. My ploy worked (I hope she dosen't read this... Lol). It's $19.99/Month and we can stop it for up to 6 months every year during the off season and pay nothing during that time. We stopped it on Oct. 21 and it starts back up on March 21 / 5 months of down time. We get hundreds of chanles plus Music Channles that we turn on very low throughout the day, just loud enough to hear just outside the pup.Only we can hear it. We had to pay $53 for the mobile tripod (it's ours) everything else was included in the contract. It takes me between 5 and 10 minutes to set up and we love it. With Dish Network you need an existing account in your residence and then you have to take your box with you. With Direct TV, you can get it just for your RV and everything can be kept right inside your pup all the time. If this is an option anyone out there has been thinking about, call Direct TV unless you already have Dish Network in your home.
     
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    johnsagraves New Member

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    I hate to tell you how cheap I am, but here goes. We own 3 rentals in Sun City Center, Fl. The one we live in year round, we rented and will continue to rent out for the winter to snow birds as we go and see the kids in Los Angeles for 3 months in the winter. Anyway, I have dishnetwork and if we bought another receiver which I did, it would only be $7 per month for us to have dish while on the road. I forgot, if I changed local stations to where we are, the renters would loose local programming at home. Consquently, I did not switch the local service to where we are. Next year, I will just have them set up another account and put it in suspension when we are at home so we can have local programming while on the road. Thanks for the headsup skiball. Not one of my most clear moments, but dont tell the wife. LOL
     
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    johnsagraves New Member

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    I hope we have TV reception for Dancing with the Stars. I will be dancing on the ground sleeping with the wolves. LOL
     
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    Just to avoid confusion, 720 and 1080 refer to pixels and are in no way related to dpi.
     
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    I've seen some 12v flat screen TVs at local truck stops along I-12 in Louisiana, and also I-10 in Mississippi.
     

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