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Old 05-29-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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I've done the search on converting your cable connection to be able to accept a satellite connection. I printed out all the pages and I'm still confused.

It seems to me that everything that I've read to fix this will only affect the bedroom tv (where the booster is) and not the living room tv.

I know I'm doing something wrong (primarily because it ain't working )so, I 'm asking for the directions in plain English. Something that would be easy for someone that doesn't know squat about it to understand.

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Old 05-29-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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I've done the search on converting your cable connection to be able to accept a satellite connection. I printed out all the pages and I'm still confused.

It seems to me that everything that I've read to fix this will only affect the bedroom tv (where the booster is) and not the living room tv.

I know I'm doing something wrong (primarily because it ain't working )so, I 'm asking for the directions in plain English. Something that would be easy for someone that doesn't know squat about it to understand.

Help.
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Old 05-29-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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Simple answer: What you need to make Satellite TV work in an RV is a straight antenna connection from the back of the SAT receiver to the SAT antenna. It's OK to have splices, wall disconnects, extension cables, etc, but no amplifiers, splitters, "T's", or anything inline. How you accomplish this is dependent on how your RV is wired. As an experiment to get it working, simply connect a piece of coax from the SAT antenna connection on the back of the SAT reciever to your SAT antenna w/o using any of the coax in the RV. Once you get that to work, then accomplish the same thing using the RV wiring. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-30-2005, 06:40 AM   #4
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Check your local rv parts store. I found an after market replacement wall plate/booster which has a built in splitter gizmo to accomodate a dish being plugged in to the rigs outside cable connector. I think it is marketed by Winegard.
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HOVERBUG: Does this gizmo replace the booster, or is it just a plate that goes on in place of the one the RV came with?
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Old 06-01-2005, 05:05 AM   #6
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Homer, it replaces the existing wall plate. I am going to the our part store today (Pioneer RV) and see if I can get a part number. I'll post back when I get more info.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:25 AM   #7
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Ok, here's what I found. It's a Winegard plate part # RV-7542. Look at http://www.winegard.com/mobile/wppowersupps.htm
Or contact Winegard @ 800-288-8094.
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Hoverbug: Thanks very much for info. I am going to look into this as possible solution to PIA problem right now. Thanks again. Great folks here.
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Maybe this will help.

The LNB, or thing on the dish, requires electricity to work. A regular splitter will not "pass" this voltage, or allow it to go in one side and come out the other. That's why your setup won't work. Somehow, you need a strait line from your disk to the receiver. I've seen flat coax cables made to go out a window and still let it close.
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I work for a cable company and have worked on MH and trailers. I have found from working on the cable in RV's, That most go from the connection outside to the bedroom outlet with a splitter in the wall to the front TV. ( fifth wheels and trailers can be different . The cable runs from the outside to the closest TV then the other.)
Your Satellite dish receives power from the receiver. If the receiver is in the front and you have a regular splitter in the bedroom it wont work. Simply replace the splitter with a power passing splitter watching which cable is which and where the receiver is. The splitter will have a arrow on it to show how power flows through it. Please feel free to e-mail me and I will help you out.
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I solved it by running a dedicated line from a "Satellite" exterior plug to an interior one at the main TV set. As we rarely watch the B/R TV, that works fine. I then hook up the Antenna/Cable feed to the "ANT" receptacle on the Sat Reciever and we get all three feed, Cable, ant and sat on the main set, just have to power down the sat reciever for cable or ant.
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