TV problems 2006 320da

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  1. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    Afternoon all! So far, things are going great with the new boat. Learning a lot and taking care of little things here and there to make her as perfect as possible. Only thing that's giving me a constant nightmare is the tv's/dvd players. Neither dvd player works, which isn't a big deal. I will replace them. Whats really annoying is the fact that I can't get any tv reception. There's a cable input in the transom locker and a gain switch near the v berth for the antenna. I've tried channel searching with the gain off and the cable hooked up and the gain on for over-the-air channels and I get nothing but static. I'm tempted to rip out everything that's there and re-run all new cable wires. But before I do that, I thought I'd make sure I'm not missing something obvious. Any suggestions?
  2. Gary Hill

    Gary Hill Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Holland, MI
    2008 40DA
    8.1 SHO
    Hello Shaun, not so lucky with the tv? Kidding. Anyway, there are old school Glomax tv antennas that were not digital. If you have one of those round flying saucer looking tv antennas and it doesn't say digital on it, it probably isn't and won't work. Somewhere around 2008, I believe, they started making them digital. Then there is the tv it's self, if it isn't digital you have to put a converter on the line.

    Good Luck
  3. Sous

    Sous Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    Herring Bay, MD
    2009 330 DA, Raymarine C80, Intellian, VesselView, Kohler, Sea Lift, Central Vac
    MerCruiser 8.1 Horizons DTS
    This^^ is your most likey culprit for the OTA problem. For the cable, make sure you turn off the breaker for the glomex (not just turning the gain down) so that it is completly off, then rescan for channels on the TV with the cable hooked up.
  4. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    Thanks! I don't remember seeing a breaker for the glomex, but I'll check it out. I know there's a small box attached to the headliner right at the TV that appears to be a converter, but that may not be working either. Power light comes on but it doesn't seem to do anything else. I'll look for the breaker and try this before I get more pissed and start gripping and ripping cables!
  5. CJ Martin

    CJ Martin Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Great Mills, MD
    2002 320DA
    350MAG Horizons / V-drives
    A couple of things first:

    1. The "old" Glomax antenna can and will pick up digital TV signals just fine. Mine is original to the boat (2002) and works like a champ.

    2. The 320DA does not have a separate breaker for the Glomax amp.

    That said, it's worth checking to see if your TV has a digital tuner. I replaced the original TV/VCR 13" with a 22" LED set. Also be sure the coax connection at the antenna is good. I had to replace mine. If all else fails... The KVH TV1 satellite TV system I installed last year works great.


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  6. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    370 dancer, previous 500,420,390,300 dancers
    454 CI MPI
    The converter box you are talking about, is factory or the last owners. If old owners, you may need to contact your cable provider, they might have to give you another box. That box is for his old marina
  7. Lucky's

    Lucky's Active Member

    May 25, 2010
    Jupiter, FL
    2006 320DA w/Black hull;
    (2) 2016 3-up Seadoo Sparks
    350 Mercruiser MPI V drives
    That makes sense. I honestly never thought of that. I assumed it was a generic ota converter. I'll look into that. Thanks!
  8. MancaveII

    MancaveII Member

    Jun 13, 2014
    Stafford, Virginia
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 6.2 Mercruisers w/Bravo III Drives
    Highly unlikely both DVD players AND TV antenna is not working. Start check wires off the back of the TV and trace the RCAs to a players. Sometimes it's just stuff that's been unplugged because the previous owner had Sat dish on the top but removed it without hooking the old stuff back up.
  9. LiL Nauti

    LiL Nauti Member

    Mar 17, 2013
    '05 280 Sundancer Raymarine e7D
    Twin 4.3's w/ A1's Kohler 5E
    Your antenna is fine, like other posts, make sure your gain setting is correct if you have one. Check the cable connections, especially at the arch. Make sure your tv has a digital tuner. If not, you can buy a digital tv for about $70... I had the same prob n bought a $70 tv from Best Buy and have HD TV and get multiple channels. Have fun!
  10. Vince_nj1

    Vince_nj1 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Aug 25, 2008
    North Barnegat Bay
    2006 320 V-Drives 6.2s, Bow Thruster, Generator, Raymarine C80, Radar, Fish Finder
    6.2 Horizons 320HP
    You might want to pull the little square TV out next to the galley to see if any connections came loose. There are coax splitters (2nd pic) back there that may have come loose or not be hooked up correctly. You have to take the back panel off to get to them. You will need a digital conversion box (i bought a dish version years ago) to use any signal from the Glomax. The glomax has a dimmer type switch in the little compartment under this tv. You would need to have it turned all the way up for the Glomax and off for cable.


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