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Old 11-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Does anyone know and maybe have a picture, of what coax is coming from cable tv connection in the rear compartment to connect to the satellite receiver in the DVD/VCR cabinet? Im pretty sure I've tried them all, and can't get my directv to work unless I run the coax directly from the dish to the box. No labels at all for the coax, there's a wine guard antenna booster and one A/B switch. Anyone?
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The cable TV cable normally runs to the back of the wineguard signal distribution panel (Cable input). The satellite cable from the dish runs directly to the DTV turner/DVR. The output from the DTV tuner/DVR runs to the wineguard satellite input and then out to the various tv's. All the tv's see the same channel. Now if you have SWM this may be different.
In my case, I set my satellite dish up on a tripod outside the MH and run the two cables from my dish to two cables under the engine hood. These two cables then run up the right side window moulding to my standard defination DVR in the upper right DVD cabinet. Then out the DVR to the wineguard satallite input for distrubtion to the various tv's.
If you want to run the satellite in through the rear of the MH cable TV input, you'll have to disconnect the cable TV input to the wineguard panel and reconnect it to the DTV input on the DVR or tuner. Then run the output from the DVR back to the wineguard satellite input for distrubtion. However, the you lose the capability of using you cable TV input for cable TV.
Wow! I hope this is useful and makes some sense.
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Thanks so much for your time. Tomorrow I'll take a pic of the components in that cabinet and maybe you could help me with what is what.
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Part of the problem is when NRV went with a smaller (cheaper) distribution box. Our Winegard box fill the width of the cabinet and has more connections than most of us need. VKRVEE, your box is quite a downsize compared to earlier models, I think you will find many ways to set-up the system, it's really a matter of what pleases you. I have taken a radical approach, compared to most users and placed a stand in front of the passengers seat, placing the sat receiver, XBox, and 32" Led TV. I use a portable dish on a tripod and run the cables in the passenger window. Yes, it's more work, but we stay longer in each location. I still have the original TV and cable TV connections, so if we make a short stop nothing has to be set-up.

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Here's what I have, which coax goes to "sat in" on the directv box?
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JKRVEE, I believe that you have the wrong type of connectors and splitters in the pictures. The basic satelitte signal is sensitive to such things. I run into these problems myself. Try what Fred suggested by running your satelitte signal from your tripod through your front right side window with some of that flat coax that you can get at Radio Shack. Connect it to your satelitte box and then to your TV directly or through the wineguard distribution panel.
If this works and it should, you can then go down to your local Camping World and have them to bring the satellite cable in from under the hood, through the right window moulding and to the satellite box in the upper right cabinet to get things out of the way. I did this in my 2004 Dolphin and it works perfectly. Reread my comments above.
If you have a standard DVR, run a twin cable from each terminal on your LNB into sat1 and sat2 of your DVR and you can utilize recording two programs at once. It works really slick.
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