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Old 09-03-2016, 03:07 PM   #1
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Since we are new to Rving, we just purchased a Winegard Anser Portable satellite. Got it running but now the problem is what is the best location, way to install the DirecTV receiver box. Hubby is thinking of wall and I mounting it behind the TV (we have a TV center). But the cubby area is not deep enough for the receiver box to sit in. My concern is the wall mounting secure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated or videos that can be viewed. We have learned so much on this forum. Many thanks to all and in hopes that we get to a point to pay it forward.
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Not sure how you mean to attach it to the wall. Will it still be able to 'see' the remote.
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As Terry said, you've got to have line-of-sight for the remote to work!
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:26 PM   #4
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It would help to know which model DirecTV receiver you are planning on using, for not only whether they can be wall mounted but whether they require IR and/or RF for remote operation.

Many DirecTV receivers only use IR (Infrared) remotes, which do require "line of sight", but others can also use RF (radio frequency) which will work thru walls and would work with the setup your thinking about.

If your receiver can only do IR, there is also the option of adding an IR repeater to the setup (search for IR repeater on Amazon, or elsewhere). The way they work is that a "transmitter" sticks to the front of the DirecTV receiver where the IR window is located (can be seen with a flashlight directed towards the front panel) and the "receiver" is stuck/mounted somewhere in front of the TV so the remote can "see it". Then it just forwards any IR commands from the viewable receiver to the transmitter attached to the DirecTV receiver.

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Old 09-04-2016, 04:18 PM   #5
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I mounted mine Under a shelf.. simple bracket around receiver and screw Upwards.

just make sure the screws are short.. otherwise they may poke thru.

as others have said.. remote MUST see the receiver front.
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Thank you to all who answered our question. The box is DirecTV H24. According to hubby it is RF, (does not need line of sight). He has seen pics of it mounted behind the TV (on the entertainment center). He has not been able to find a wall mount bracket for it. The only one he can find on the Internet is for a H25 receiver box. Anyone know of a "universal fit" wall mount box or perhaps some other way to mount it behind the TV. I think he would like it to be hidden as much as possible as he knows how I feel about "all kinds of cords/wires" running all over the place. He is at his happiest with technology and cords, just saying LOL
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Thank you to all who answered our question. The box is DirecTV H24. According to hubby it is RF, (does not need line of sight). He has seen pics of it mounted behind the TV (on the entertainment center). He has not been able to find a wall mount bracket for it. The only one he can find on the Internet is for a H25 receiver box. Anyone know of a "universal fit" wall mount box or perhaps some other way to mount it behind the TV. I think he would like it to be hidden as much as possible as he knows how I feel about "all kinds of cords/wires" running all over the place. He is at his happiest with technology and cords, just saying LOL
I haven't used any of these personally, and how sturdy they are for use in an RV environment vs a stick and brick, I can't say.

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I also have a H24 .. I went to hardware store.. found brackets that work.. not for receiver.. but a plumber type bracket.


maybe ask the hardware employee for help. 2 heads are better than One.


YES, it's RF but very low power.. may not go thru thick Wood. mine will not.
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DirecTV has a H25 receiver that is small & has a optional wall mount.
Only problem is it takes a SWM dish.
But the Anser can have a SWM kit added to it.
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