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Old 04-11-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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What are these AV components?

I've decided to go with DishTV, ordered the Wally receiver with the RF remote and now the fun begins. It turns out the previous owner had DirectTV. So I'm trying to figure out what to keep and what goes from the AV cabinet. I've posted four pictures below of things I didn't recognize in the AV cabinet. Can any of you tell me what they are and should I keep them for my Dish setup? My coach has 4 Tvs. We would only watch one at a time or if two both would be on the same channel. I've got two HDMI splitters that were left in the AV cabinet and I think perhaps these took a single receiver output and sent it to 4 TVs. Would that be a reasonable assumption? Also. my coach has 2 satellite antennas installed at the factory. The dish looking affair that pops up when stationary and the dome. Tech support tells me I need a new dish and arm assembly for the pop up at a cost of about $255 to convert it from DirectTV to Dish. The dome is just switches. I'm planning to go with just the dome for now. Do I really need 2 antennas? Is there an advantage of one over the other? Thanks for your help.
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The second picture looks like a power inserter used by Directv. The fourth picture looks like a SWM-8 switch used by DirecTV to convert its non-SWM antennas to SWM. Not sure about the other two pictures.
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The first one is an A/B/C switch to switch between coax inputs. It looks like it has three inputs versus the normal A/B switch.
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Also, my coach has 2 satellite antennas installed at the factory. The dish looking affair that pops up when stationary and the dome. Tech support tells me I need a new dish and arm assembly for the pop up at a cost of about $255 to convert it from DirectTV to Dish. The dome is just switches. I'm planning to go with just the dome for now. Do I really need 2 antennas? Is there an advantage of one over the other?
Well, you lucked out -- that "pop up" dish is a Winegard Travler, probably a DirecTV SK-3003 or SK-3005. I'm pretty sure your Travler is not the newest DirecTV SK-SWM3 because you found an 8-channel SWM switch in your coach.

Anyway, spend the money to convert your Winegard Traveler to a DISH version. However, first check here to see if that's even possible.

A DISH Travler will allow your Wally receiver to see all three DISH sats at once. In fact you could connect 3 Wallys to a DISH Travler.

The dome? You don't need it.
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