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Old 06-25-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Satellite TV questions from a Newbie

Haven't bought the RV YET but I am pretty sure how it is gonna be configured and I have a few questions. Assume that there is a TV over the drivers head, one in the living room, one in the bedroom and one outside. The RV is equipped with a Winegard InMotion satellite dish mounted on the roof.

The salesman told me that the driver area TV and the living room TV are on one circuit and the bedroom and outside TV are on another circuit.
1. Is this true?
2. What else do I need to buy to get these TV's to work with the satelllite?
3. Can I watch one channel in the living room on satellite while my wife watches a different channel on satellite in the bedroom?
4. If I am outside watching TV do I have to go in the motor home to point the remote at a box that is housed inside in order to change channels?

We have cable at home and plan to keep it that way so whatever we get for the motor home will be a stand-alone deal.
PLEASE keep in mind when answering that I am VERY new to this stuff so please don't use acronyms. I will be very grateful for your responses.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Believe you need a line for each TV from the dish. With my present set up what I watch in the front is the show watched in the bed room..

The bunch on this site probably have better answers so wait and see.

Why would you pay for cable and then pay for sat.? Have found most RV Parks have cable.

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Old 06-26-2013, 05:00 AM   #3
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Different manufactures are going to configure the RV differently. My 2 class A both used a switch box to route signals. I could route satellite or cable or "Over the Air" (OTA) to any TV.

The Sat receiver is the limiting factor on whether or not you can watch 2 shows at the same time. some have only one output while others have 2 or more. I could only watch one sat channel and one cable or OTA at the same time on 2 different TVs.

But this is old school using coaxial cable. Some newer models are using HDMI cables and switch boxes.

I have found that some remotes are line of sight only while others work at angles up to a certain angle.

It is not that complicated, just do your homework.
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