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Old 09-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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I have a 2001 Dutch Star. When I bought it 2 yrs ago I had the upper pantry doors removed and a 32" flat screen TV installed. It never occurred to me that I might need to access the back of the TV and the dealership that sold me the coach and installed the TV never mentioned it. I have a portable Winngard satellite and a Dish box but have never used them being content with antenna. I've settled into a nice park for a while in Texas and while the park internet equipment is state of the art the area provider is not. I've decided it's time to activate my Dish account and add satellite internet to the package. The park office tells me I won't be able to access my satellite if I route the cable thru the control box splitter above the drivers seat. Huh? They tell me the cable coming from the Dish box must be hooked directly into the back of the TV and not routed thru the control box. Of course the TV is a tight fit, how they got it in there I'll never know, and I can't access the back. True or false? Can I get satellite from the Dish box via the control box or do I have to bypass the control box and hook directly into the Dish box?
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The in from satellite must go to the receiver. The out to TV must go to TV. From that point you can split. If you have 2 or more receivers you can split off to each from satellite
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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I have a 2001 Dutch Star. When I bought it 2 yrs ago I had the upper pantry doors removed and a 32" flat screen TV installed. It never occurred to me that I might need to access the back of the TV and the dealership that sold me the coach and installed the TV never mentioned it. I have a portable Winngard satellite and a Dish box but have never used them being content with antenna. I've settled into a nice park for a while in Texas and while the park internet equipment is state of the art the area provider is not. I've decided it's time to activate my Dish account and add satellite internet to the package. The park office tells me I won't be able to access my satellite if I route the cable thru the control box splitter above the drivers seat. Huh? They tell me the cable coming from the Dish box must be hooked directly into the back of the TV and not routed thru the control box. Of course the TV is a tight fit, how they got it in there I'll never know, and I can't access the back. True or false? Can I get satellite from the Dish box via the control box or do I have to bypass the control box and hook directly into the Dish box?
For Dish to work you will need to go from the satellite to the Dish receiver and then to your TV. The problem that may come up is where is Dish receiver located and can you get the right cable(s) over to your TV. I am not sure what Dish is offering on their internet services or how it connects. I did not think they were actually providing internet service via their TV satellites. I don't know where in Texas you are but try and find a mobile RV satellite service company to setup your Dish service. Residential Dish guys will not know what to do. You need someone like these folks Sats2Go Mobile Satellite Sales and Service operating in the Houston TX area. Check and see if anyone has an advertizement in the TV park brochure or call other nearby RV parks to see if they know of a local RV satellite guy. Good luck
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I have a video control box that all my signals (satellite, antenna, cable, DVD) go thru. The 4 feeds go in and then I select (by push button) what I want on each TV. In short, the satellite TV out does not go directly to my TV's.

I have a control box like this: VCS-10 Magnadyne Video Switching Center 5 input | 3 output
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If you run a coax from the output of your dish receiver to one of the aux inputs on you switch box it should work. You won't be able to watch in hi def though.
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