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Old 12-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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DISH TV RV Network Diagrams

I created some DISH TV RV network diagrams that may be of interest to those just installing or planning to update their DISH RV setup.
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I created some DISH TV RV network diagrams that may be of interest to those just installing or planning to update their DISH RV setup.

Very helpful & valuable information
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Yes, very useful, that post should be a sticky for sure! I'm doing my first install and that info would have saved me a lot of time and research over the last few weeks. Thanks for the effort!
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Yes, very useful, that post should be a sticky for sure! I'm doing my first install and that info would have saved me a lot of time and research over the last few weeks. Thanks for the effort!
It's a sticky now.
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trac vision won't pick up sat

Our trac vision won't pick up the sat it moves a brief moment then green flashing light witch indicates an error any suggestion?
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Outstanding!

So helpful! Thank you very much.

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Fantastic compilation of information! I agree this should be a sticky...
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TechWriter........excellent post and very timely as I will soon upgrade my satellite system. In this regard I have a question I hope can be answered.

I plan to install a roof mount Winegard MiniMax (RT8035S) with Dish HD receivers (VIP211k) at both TVs.

The MiniMax had two outputs....one for main TV and the other for a secondary TV.

Here/'s my question......Can I connect these coax outputs to my Winegard Video Control Center then from there coax to each Dish receiver, then from the receivers connect to each TV via HDMI?

A little more info.....I've already replaced the front TV with Vizio HD and get an awesome HD picture on my OTA antenna. (Plan to install another Vizio in the bedroom). I currently have a Winegard roof mounted DTV dish but it is SD only. In between the current dish and antenna is the Winegard Video control center which I'd like to keep as it give me the ability to direct different signal to each TV. Of course the problem is that this VCC is coax only, no HDMI outputs.

What do you think? Will this work?

Thanks in advance
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Thanks for the great diagrams. I did use the coach coax circa 2005 with my hopper and joey and it works fine.
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Hopper with in-motion antennas

TechWriter First Great job on detailing all the configurations, Thank You.
I am now using a portable swm antenna and an in-motion dome antenna with a 722 Dish receiver. I now realize that a hopper is a better solution.
I have a question, Is the hopper compatible with non swm antennas? Does it go thru the same check switch process that the VIP 722 does?
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TechWriter First Great job on detailing all the configurations, Thank You.
I am now using a portable swm antenna and an in-motion dome antenna with a 722 Dish receiver. I now realize that a hopper is a better solution.
I have a question, Is the hopper compatible with non swm antennas? Does it go thru the same check switch process that the VIP 722 does?
"SWM" is DirecTV terminology. The only portable open-faced dishes that will work with a Hopper are:
  • DISH 500 Pro
  • DISH 1000
  • DISH 1000.2
  • DISH 1000.4
Yes, the Hopper goes through a similar Check Switch process.
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TechWriter........excellent post and very timely as I will soon upgrade my satellite system. In this regard I have a question I hope can be answered.

I plan to install a roof mount Winegard MiniMax (RT8035S) with Dish HD receivers (VIP211k) at both TVs.

The MiniMax had two outputs....one for main TV and the other for a secondary TV.

Here/'s my question......Can I connect these coax outputs to my Winegard Video Control Center then from there coax to each Dish receiver, then from the receivers connect to each TV via HDMI?

A little more info.....I've already replaced the front TV with Vizio HD and get an awesome HD picture on my OTA antenna. (Plan to install another Vizio in the bedroom). I currently have a Winegard roof mounted DTV dish but it is SD only. In between the current dish and antenna is the Winegard Video control center which I'd like to keep as it give me the ability to direct different signal to each TV. Of course the problem is that this VCC is coax only, no HDMI outputs.

What do you think? Will this work?

Thanks in advance
not if you hook the vcc in between the sat ant and the receivers, it will not pass the sat signal thru, but the out to tv side of the receiver will pass thru ok
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Super Joey Released by DISH

If you're planning a Hopper install with one or more Joeys, you may want to look at a Super Joey (instead of a plain Joey) which adds 2 addition tuners to a Hopper for a total of 5 tuners.

Pricing per month:
$7 - Joey
$10 - Super Joey
$12 - Hopper

Hopper / Joey / Super Joey Anatomy

Super Joey RV Networking -- this shows a 5-TV installation. However, if you replace the 4-way splitter shown in the drawing with a 3-way, then it's a 4-TV network. If you replace this 3-way splitter with a 2-way, then it's 3-TVs. If you don't use a splitter, then it's a 2 TV system (a Hopper + a Super Joey).

If you need that many tuners, my vote is for a 2-Hopper RV system -- you'll get 6 tuners for $2 more per month.
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Six tuners? I often have trouble finding even one thing worth watching.
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