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Old 11-23-2019, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Hymer Aktiv TV, antenna problem

For some reason on my Hymer Aktiv 1.0, the TV will not find any channels when doing a scan. Almost like the antenna is not connected to the TV? I live in a large metropolitan area, so should find lots of channels. The antenna booster is on (red light). Also, the TV doesn't detect the Blu Ray player. I opened up the small access panel by the TV where HDMI box/splitter (has power and lights are on) and cable connections are located, but didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. TV has power, Blu ray has power, antenna booster has power, inverter is on, just TV will not find channels or connect to Blu Ray player. Does anybody have any suggestions on what else to check or troubleshoot? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:01 PM   #2
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Do you have another small portable tv you can take out to your van and try? Or can you take your van tv inside and try it to rule out the tv as the problem?
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I will try that and report back. Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:48 PM   #4
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I tried the TV on my antenna inside my house and it scanned the channels perfectly. So TV works fine, problem is inside the van. I guess next would be to try a different antenna cable from the outlet to the TV?
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:59 PM   #5
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Lots of RV upfitters put little antenna amplifiers between the antenna and the TV. These things need to be powered in order to work. Some of them also have a switch to turn them off. Check to (a) see if you have one; (b) it is getting power; (c) it is turned on (usually a little LED shows this; and (d) it isn't busted. If you get as far as (d), then you could replace it with a barrel connector to see if it is the block.
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Can't say for that model, but on our 2007 190P, Roadtrek had an A-B switch to switch the antenna from TV to surround sound receiver for FM reception. Ours routinely stuck and wouldn't work on either, even though the buttons moved normally.


The fact that the TV won't find other sources would seem to indicate a communication problem, though. Does the antenna connect direct to the TV or through a separate device?
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Yes. The antenna amplifier does get power and shows a red LED light when its on.
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I know the switch you are talking about as we owned a 2007 Roadtrek 170 Popular before the Hymer Aktiv. I don't see such a switch on the Hymer Aktiv antenna booster, but will look more carefully. I don't believe the TV connects directly to the antenna. There is some kind of cable adapter inside a small cabinet that contains the HDMI splitter. There is an output that comes out of that cabinet that the TV connects to. My guess is that there is something connected backwards perhaps inside that small cabinet.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:19 PM   #9
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I'm having a slightly similar problem except only with the dvd. My tv antenna on the back of the Banff has a little blue light on when its on, there's also a small red button next to where it plugs in that can switch it on or off. My problem is the TV says there's no signal on HDMI input. Both TV & DVD work fine alone.
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:33 PM   #10
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I will have to climb and look at the antenna itself to see if there is also a light that indicates power on mine. Thanks for the suggestion. I can't explain why the Blu Ray player doesn't show up on the TV. There must be an issue with the HDMI splitter box?
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:20 PM   #11
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No need to climb up you should be able to see it from the back. It's on the underside of the antenna. Unless of coarse the Aktiv is set up different to the Banff. I'll let you know if i figure my issue out.
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