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Old 03-23-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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2009 Tour 40TD Media Center Help Needed

Having trouble determining what, exactly, our coach entertainment equipment is supposed to really do.

Before the current stay in Florida we never played any DVD's, never hooked up to satellite and never asked the little media distribution box to do anything as all we watched was calbe or the antenna and it all played just fine on whatever was turned on.

Now, we have been struck by lightening and are trying to determine what was damaged. Our manual, and phone calls to Winnebago, say that when turned on to override the default antenna or tv cable hookup, the distribution box allows us to determine where we wish to send a satellite signal from our DISH receiver (connected from an external dish via the hookup in the bay) and whatever is playing on the DVD. Thus from that one source we can send the satellite or, at our will, to the main tv, the bedroom tv and the outside tv.

Well, the folks repairing say it does not work that way and Winnebago folks they talk to only seem to elaborate wiring diagrams on the complicated actual harness. There is a bedroom dvd player, and the outside tv has one, too, but that is not what the manual says we can do.

Can some one with a similar coach and setup please tell me what it really does?
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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We have a 2007 TOUR 40TD so I'm not sure if the set up is the same. But here is what ours does (per the expert, my 16 year old son...).

Satellite feed goes the receiver (not supplied by Winnebago, but from Direct TV).

Receiver then feeds into distribution box.

From distribution box, pressing the correct button(s) on the front will send the satellite signal to main TV, bedroom TV and/or outside TV. However, since you have only one reciever, all the TVs show the same channel. For example, if DW is watching the Hallmark channel, we ALL have to suffer! Remember you also have to select the correct video input on each TV to see a picture.

Each TV has its own DVD player.

Have never used the regular TV antenna so don't know how that signal is distributed.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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I have a 09 Journey and the wiring on your Tour TD should be similar.

From the factory, the HD switch box was set up to connect the main TV and the front dash OH set in my unit. Checking the diagram for yours looks like it connects to two sets however you need option codes to say that with certainty. The bedroom set in my Journey was NOT connected nor was wiring supplied to the HD switcher.

The HD switcher will switch either a component signal or a composite signal - not both. There is a 6 conductor cable near the switcher to connect your sat box. You need to connect either the composite (yellow video + Red/Whiteaudio) OR R-G-B plus Audio for a component setup. Note you need to bridge the single set of audio conductors at the TVs to the audio inputs for composite AND component video. This should have been done by Winn. The HD swither should already be connected to the DVD at the main set.

The bedroom DVD should have a composite connection run to the bedroom TV.

The other black switch box switches a coax connection. If you run a coax from the sat box to the sat input connection near the black box, you can switch the sat via coax to any of the three TVs in my unit. Obviously this is not able to switch a HD signal - you use the HD switcher for that. You use the coax switcher to get the signal from the rooftop TV antenna to the TV sets. You will be able to receive broadcast digital/HD signals on your TV sets using the internal ATSC (digital) tuner in the sets.

Note there is a third input (spare) on the HD switcher and nothing is connected to the third TV set connections. I added a composite +component cable to this to connect the bedroom TV.

Hope this helps
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