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Old 01-11-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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ORV Cable TV and/or Satelite hookups?

I can't seem to find this anywhere in the literature.

Do 2018's come with a cable and / or sat. hookup on the outside?

I'm guessing it has an over the air pop up antenna... again, not really mentioned anywhere that I can find.
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Mine is a 2017 and has both tv and sat f30rsl
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My 2018 250 RDS has both.
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My 25rds has a fixed antenna with a signal booster. Plus cable and sat inputs.
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I think ORV is using fixed omni antennas mostly.
Our GP has connections for cable and satellite outside.
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I think ORV is using fixed omni antennas mostly.
Our GP has connections for cable and satellite outside.
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I can't seem to find this anywhere in the literature.

I'm guessing it has an over the air pop up antenna... again, not really mentioned anywhere that I can find.
I suspect that it will have a fixed, non-rotatable, non-"pop-up" OTA, a so-called "omni-directional" antenna.

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I suspect that it will have a fixed, non-rotatable, non-"pop-up" OTA, a so-called "omni-directional" antenna.

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The coax and connectors used in the trailer are not the highest grade, unfortunately. The wire itself has low shielding (shielding is a good thing given how much electrical it is run near) and the connectors are not well-suited to the high frequency ranges used by satellite in particular.

From the stuff I've seen, only the inside satellite F-connector could even reasonably be considered satellite-grade. The others are all going to start impacting the signal at frequency ranges north of 1000 MHz.

On top of that, when I pulled off the faceplate, the satellite wire wasn't even connected.
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The coax and connectors used in the trailer are not the highest grade, unfortunately. The wire itself has low shielding (shielding is a good thing given how much electrical it is run near) and the connectors are not well-suited to the high frequency ranges used by satellite in particular.

From the stuff I've seen, only the inside satellite F-connector could even reasonably be considered satellite-grade. The others are all going to start impacting the signal at frequency ranges north of 1000 MHz.

On top of that, when I pulled off the faceplate, the satellite wire wasn't even connected.

Wowa lol, nice catch.

I guess the worst thing in the world one could do is just run a cable through a window.

We're mainly DVD folks anyway, and I'd really like to set up a plex server and rip all of my dvd's, run roku's or apple tv's and be done and done.

I'll of course have to add a couple of blu ray players
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Wowa lol, nice catch.

I guess the worst thing in the world one could do is just run a cable through a window.

We're mainly DVD folks anyway, and I'd really like to set up a plex server and rip all of my dvd's, run roku's or apple tv's and be done and done.

I'll of course have to add a couple of blu ray players
You're in luck. I just did the Plex approach and learned a lot. Here's what I wrote up somewhere else:

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I think I've got the RV media center thing figured out with a minimal amount of hacky stuff. I'm hosting it on a Synology DS116 (120V but low wattage), and the best two software options there are Plex and Emby.

Plex feels more "complete", but I prefer Emby's more limited UI a bit more. Both have a significant issue with their playback apps, though: they've built the authentication in such a way that it requires an active internet connection. They *will not* work without it.

Fortunately, both offer a secondary streaming protocol called DLNA, which is surprisingly widely supported. A variety of apps on many platforms can interface successfully that way without requiring anything more than a LAN connection. I ultimately settled on an Apple TV app called Infuse, which allows you to "favorite" specific points in a DLNA hierarchy to construct the on-screen UI.

I chose the Apple TV over the Fire Stick, Chromecast, and Roku solely because of the behavior without an active internet connection. The Fire Stick blocks off most of the UI, which requires entering through some obscure settings/app management UI, and I read that both of the others had similar issues. This was unfortunate because the Apple TV is the most expensive unit and has the worst remote.

The end result is something that almost "just works" out of the box. I had to build the library on the Synology and pick my favorites in Infuse, but beyond that, I didn't really have to mess with anything else, and it's simple enough for a non-techie to use.
I've since discovered that Infuse can connect to the Synology without needing Plex or Emby too, but having one is kind of nice to automatically fetch all of the metadata. I still prefer Emby for that because it will write it out to the storage in a way Infuse and other viewers can read it.
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I've since discovered that Infuse can connect to the Synology without needing Plex or Emby too, but having one is kind of nice to automatically fetch all of the metadata. I still prefer Emby for that because it will write it out to the storage in a way Infuse and other viewers can read it.
Darn, I thought English was the official language of IRV2!

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Darn, I thought English was the official language of IRV2!

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It's tech-ese! Under it all is the end result: a box about the size of a satellite receiver that holds hundreds of movies and something plugged into the TV to play them. I'm almost done building out the cabinet under the TV to hold it all, and then I'll post a tell-all in the DIY thread.
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