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How do you make your RV a jaw-dropping deal for the buyers? When you are thinking about selling your RV that is the only question the matters, right? Well, maintenance and proper cleanup job can make the motor home halfway decent. But, most of the time, it is the entertainment benefits that seal the deal. Yes, RV-ers look forward to enjoying the outdoors when on a road trip, but, there are times when a good old television saves the day. However, just having a television is not enough. You need to have a digital TV converter to catch the signals. Here are the whys and the hows you need to know.
Why Do You Need a Digital TV Converter
Since all the analog channels went dark on Feb 17, 2009, you need to have a digital turner in your television to access them. Sure, you have an antenna, but since a digital frequency now controls the transmission, you won’t get to enjoy your favorite channels without a turner. Although from March 1, 2007 all television sets in the USA come equipped with digital turners, your used RV might not have that feature in its sets. Check your user manual or contact the seller to find out if your TV sets have that facility or not. If not, then you need to install one before trying to sell you RV.
How to Install It
While installing a digital converter is not that tough, using a step-by-step approach can make things easier for you. Buy The first step, of course is to buy the converter. Next, buy an extra TV cable if you are planning to put the converter box a bit far from the TV.
To install the box, turn off the power first. Then unplug the cable from the video switch box that is connecting it with the TV, and plug it in the ‘TV out’ slot in the converter box. Now get the extra TV cable you bought and plug its one end to the ‘TV out’ port of the video switch box and the other end to the ‘antenna in’ port of the digital converter box. See! It is quite easy. There is a small catch though. In case you have installed your television set in a cabinet, get it out.
If you do not have a video switch box, you can just take the cable from the back of the TV and plug it to the ‘antenna in’ slot of the digital converter. One end of the extra length of cable will go in the ‘out to TV’ slot in the digital converter. Put its other end in the ‘antenna in/cable in’ slot of the TV.
The process gets pretty straight-forward from here. You need to plug-in and turn on the converter box, then turn on the television. When you tune the TV for channels, you will see a menu on the screen that will guide you through auto scan to get the channels.
You will find that selling your RV is much easier with a digital converter in it. Just remember that making your RV a lucrative deal is not easy, with hundreds and thousands of competitors around. Making it entertainment-ready is certainly a great way to boost up the resale value.