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Old 10-01-2020, 10:50 AM   #1
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Satellite to cable hook up?

Three years ago we bought a new Direct TV satellite and had it installed on our brand new coach. Didn't know that Direct was moving to all HD. Big surprise last fall when they went to all HD broadcast no signal, no support, no football for tailgating. Now we are looking at doing the HD satellite.
My question is this, rather than install on the roof again, if we get a carry out system, rather than run a cable through the window to the TV, can we just hook the cable into the slot outside that is used when you are at a park that provides cable tv? We have the entertainment box that you have to switch from TV, DVD, Cable and Satellite . (side note, it was installed incorrectly so we always had to go through the DVD switch. Could not get them to fix it.). Would appreciate any help or ideas you all may have.
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:53 AM   #2
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No, you can not use the cable connection for satellite without modification. There is an amplifier/splitter in the cable coax that lets it switch between cable and OTA signal. This splitter blocks satellite signals but can be modified with a bypass if you can get to it.
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Satellite wiring is RG6 - cable tv wire is RG59. Nt the same wire(coax).
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Satellite wiring is RG6 - cable tv wire is RG59. Nt the same wire(coax).
Not exactly: https://kexuncable.com/rg6-rg59-and-...fferences.html
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RG59 or RG6 makes no difference between cable or satellite. It's HOW the wiring is configured NOT the diameter of the center electrode that makes the difference.
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Yes you can but you’ll need a diplexer installed inline so the satellite receiver can pass power out to the antenna.
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