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TV / Aerial Connections

Post by Guest on Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:31 am

Bit confused which connection to use when using the booster system on Caravan Club sites.
The AS handbook suggests you should connect the co-ax from the TV to the satellite connector in the van, has anyone else had any problems?
The Teleco aerial fitted to our van has very limited movement so am considering replacing with a Status aerial to gain better signal.
Can't understand why AS fit Avtex TV's and then use Teleco aerials which seem inferior to Status imo.
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Post by Peter Brown on Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:48 pm

The site system should be connected direct to the aerial socket on the TV, missing out the aerial amplifier in the van.

I have no experience of your model but I expect it has a set of interconnected plug/socket panels for TV. It may be that there is a connection point on the outside of the van that is connected to the sockets labelled satellite in the van. If that is the case then the site system can be connected to the external point and the TV aerial input to one of the satellite sockets.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:59 pm

Thank you Peter.

There is an external connection point for satellite and standard co-ax and as you say interconnected sockets behind the TV and in an overhead locker.
I will try as you suggest next time on a CC site.

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Post by inspiredron on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:05 pm

There is another thread on this. You can connect the site aerial to the external TV co-ax socket but then theT V in the van needs to be connected to the SATELLITE connector inside the van. You will need a special lead for that which can be bought from Maplin.
This is all covered in your van's manual!

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Post by stollysmith on Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:55 pm

We have a 2000 MY Duetto and I have searched high and low for the television aerial lead which terminates in the box above the travel seat. Any ideas ?
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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:59 pm

You say the lead terminates in a box - that implies you know where the lead is. What is your actual question?

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Post by stollysmith on Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:08 pm

My apologesi, I should have been clearer with my question. Where does the cable exit the vehicle the other end. I have disconnected the cable in the box above the seat and pulled but there is not much slack.
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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:07 pm

There would have originally been an omnidirectional aerial on the roof and a 12v powered aerial amplifier in the wardrobe or one of the top cupboards. The lead from above the box would go to the output of the amplifier and the aerial to the input.

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Re: TV / Aerial Connections

Post by brodco on Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:30 am

Hi wave

Peter Brown wrote:There would have originally been an omnidirectional aerial on the roof and a 12v powered aerial amplifier in the wardrobe or one of the top cupboards. The lead from above the box would go to the output of the amplifier and the aerial to the input.

Yes. My amplifier is on the wardrobe wall directly behind the aerial socket and the cable comes straight through the wooden panel to the amplifier. The aerial input cable goes straight through the roof lining to the aerial.

Is there an aerial on the roof?

From earlier posts on the forum I think the aerial was an option so it may never have been fitted from new. I don’t know what AS did with the cable (assuming they fitted it) if there's no aerial but it’s possibly tied up behind the panel which would explain the lack of slack.

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