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Old 10-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Second DirecTV hookup

Other than another tv and another directv box, what and how do we hook up our 2nd (bedroom) tv to direct tv so the wife can watch what she wants to watch. Do we splice in on the top (exterior) where the antennae is? What parts will we need? We have a 2003 Pace Arrow 37B

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Old 10-04-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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yu'll need a another wire from antenna to tv location and another reciever. thats the way my dish setup works. good luck.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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I think you confused folks.. You have DirecTV, Satellite TV.. So, a question.. Do you use a Roof Mounted antenna, if so Dome or Dish type, and if not then you must use a Ground mount (Even if it's bolted to the bumper).. By the way I have seen one rig that had a small collection of hitch receivers and he mounted his dish on either the front or back receiver.. Very neat hook up.

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The hook up to the TV is per the manual.. If you have a "Standard" receiver (NOT HI-DEF) then it should have a TV-ANT-IN jack. unhook the existing antenna cable from the TV and connect it here

Run Brand New RG-6 to a 2nd connector next to the existing connector for your antenna (This assumes ground mount, I'll cover roof mounts in a mintue) and from there you will run RG-6 to the other port on the antenna's LNB.

The TV-OUT on the sat receiver goes to the television's antenna fitting.. Also if the TV has A/V or Component inputs, and the receiver has matching outputs, you can hook those up too.

Roof Mounts.

First determine if your LNB is a single or dual..

Dish type antenna.

WHEN YOU REMOVE THE LNB shroud (Usually plastic surrounds the LNB on all but the lens side) you will see one or two coax fittings, ONE will have a cable on it.. If there is but one you are screwed.. It's a single.. If there are two.. You run your new Coax (RG-6) line to that fitting.. Just follow the original installer's lead.

If you have a DOME,, Contact the manufacturer, Domes come in both Single and Dual LNB types (NOTE: Dual simply means 2 active coax fittings and can run 2 or more receivers (2 straight, more with a switch) TWO LNB's like Dish uses,,,,that's called a TWIN)

I realize this is confusing.. but if you tell us more about your antenna I can simplify a bit.
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Thank you for replying. We have a Winegard Dish. Direct tv with two boxes/receivers. We also have this ( below ) in a unit along side the VCR/DVD player, it doesn't have a name or discription on it. It is approx. 6" high, 12" deep and 20" across the face of it. The items below are a description of how it looks on the box. It has all push buttons on it. I should mention to you that this is Gail, Cliff isn't home right now. Does it make any sense to you? Thank you for answering me.


ANT AUX VCR----TV1
ANT AUX--------VCR
ANT AUX VCR----TV2
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Your satellite tv signal does not go through the switch box (the thing that has TV1 & TV2) - that is only used to switch the batwing antenna signal, VCR signal, etc. . Assuming yours is wired like most Fleetwoods, right now both tvs are directly connected to your single satellite receiver and tuning of the station is done through that receiver, so both tvs get the same station when watching Directv via satellite. The only way to get watch two different Directv stations is to get a second Directv receiver for the second tv. But if one tv watches an over-the-air signal (via batwing antenna) or a VCR tape, then they can have different stations/content.
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Your satellite tv signal does not go through the switch box (the thing that has TV1 & TV2) - that is only used to switch the batwing antenna signal, VCR signal, etc. . Assuming yours is wired like most Fleetwoods, right now both tvs are directly connected to your single satellite receiver and tuning of the station is done through that receiver, so both tvs get the same station when watching Directv via satellite. The only way to get watch two different Directv stations is to get a second Directv receiver for the second tv. But if one tv watches an over-the-air signal (via batwing antenna) or a VCR tape, then they can have different stations/content.

Thanks Gary, We already have the two Directv Receivers. So would I just hook up the second receiver to the back of the bedroom tv and then the tv cable to the to the receiver box?
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Yup, with the Winegard make sure that the LNB is a dual.. I do not know if it's a single or a dual (My Winegard dish is a single, but it is a table-top not a roof top) Duals have TWO Coax fittings..

If so, just run the 2nd cable to the 2nd fitting and you are good to go

And again, Please, use RG-6, not 59... And get good cable, though for a short run it is not as important as a long run.. Still, do it right, Please.
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You can probably leave the tv antenna coax going right to the tv. Your 2nd satellite receiver can be wired to one of the the tv's other inputs, e.g. RGB if it has one. But running to to the satellite receiver should be ok too. You would just need to have the receiver powered up to watch antenna tv.
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