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Old 05-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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satellite connection help

I need some suggestions and I hope someone can help.
I have a KZ sportsmen travel trailer. There is a “cable” input on the outside driver rear on the trailer. It has a TV connection in the living area and one in the bedroom. The bedroom has the TV antenna booster. I have a wineguard MP1 to plug into to the outside jack. I was not able to get the signal to flow to living area. I have traced the signal path from the outside jack to the booster where it is combined w/ the antenna and then split to the two TV areas. I know that the satellite feed would not flow through the electronics of the booster. My thought was to tape two rg6 cables to the to the living area TV cable in the bedroom. (TV1) pull the cable from the living area. This would pull the old TV1 cable compactly out of the wall but replace it with two new ones. I would then connect one to the booster and inline connect the other to the outside line feed. This would separate out the outside and antenna signal feeds. (I know this leaves TV 2 (bedroom) without satellite feed)) The needed advice comes in hoping someone has working knowledge of TT construction. I know the walls would have to be built using metal studs. How similar to commercial or home construction metal studs. Wires ran through the oblong cutouts in the stud? Or are do they punch the studs to run the wires and include a rubber grommet? I am concerned of getting the cable pulled ½ ways and then get them stuck. Then I am screwed with no connection. Thanks.

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Try changing the splitter first. Regular cable and off air tv splitters have a frequencey range of 55 - 1000mhz. Satellite splitters require a frequency range of 40 - 2150mhz

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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I've given up on using the entire system that comes with the trailer. A Dish tech said that the stock wiring isn't right for satellite signals, although surely it's RG6, so that doesn't seem right. Anyway, I run RG6 from my Tailgater directly into the trailer and into my receiver. From there it's HDMI to the two HDTVs. A little creative maneuvering and you don't notice the cable run.

I can't stand watching SD on a 16x9 aspect ratio screen. Either you get a shrunken picture, or you go with partial zoom so the chicks all look like porkers!
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