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Old 09-27-2016, 09:35 PM   #1
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Did I make a boo boo when I ordered the Jack TV?

Yikes! I was sitting back proudly reviewing the build sheet we just finalized, when it occurred to me that I did not ask ETI for a coax connection on the outside for when we have access to cable tv at a commercial campground. We did order the tv ready package with the Jack TV antenna. Did I mess up?
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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TV ready used to mean it had an outside coax connector- that is what it was on our 2010 anyway.
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Exterior coax is still part of the package, but there's always a possibility you screwed up somewhere else BSR . Build Sheet Remorse. Symptoms include dilated pupils, involuntary shaking, and blaming the spouse Maybe someone has a remedy.
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Exterior coax is still part of the package, but there's always a possibility you screwed up somewhere else BSR . Build Sheet Remorse. Symptoms include dilated pupils, involuntary shaking, and blaming the spouse Maybe someone has a remedy.
Whua-Ha-Ha!!! The remedy is a bottle of wine. Hope my worries are for naught.
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Whua-Ha-Ha!!! The remedy is a bottle of wine. Hope my worries are for naught.
Not for naught if you get to drink wine for a remedy.
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Good point Jim!
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The Jack TV coax connector feeds a signal from the outside port for cable TV use. It will NOT work with a satellite dish since it does not pass 12V power.
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The Jack TV coax connector feeds a signal from the outside port for cable TV use. It will NOT work with a satellite dish since it does not pass 12V power.
Great! We don't plan to use a satellite dish, so it looks like it I am good to go.

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I connected to the cable at Osoyoos rally. TV had to memorize the channels and was still doing that, half an hour later, when I was distracted by the beer swap. Never did find out if there was something on TV.
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I dropped the antenna option and went with just the coax set up, never used the antenna once in BlackJack. If need be I have an older Winegard model that hooks up to the coaxial input outside. Another reason was the height issues and aesthetics.
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