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Old 07-19-2008, 06:23 AM   #1
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I just purchased the portable Winnegard dish and tripod. I have a Sat Dish input in my elec/water bay so I am guessing I connect the coax there. In the compartment above the driver I have three coax connections.
1) "From Roof Satellite Dish"
2) "From Portable Satellite Dish"
3) "To Satellite Receiver Output"

There is a grey cable going from "3" to the area behind the TV.

My question is what do I need to do to see my DirectTV on my TV? What connections do I need to make?

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Old 07-19-2008, 06:23 AM   #2
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I just purchased the portable Winnegard dish and tripod. I have a Sat Dish input in my elec/water bay so I am guessing I connect the coax there. In the compartment above the driver I have three coax connections.
1) "From Roof Satellite Dish"
2) "From Portable Satellite Dish"
3) "To Satellite Receiver Output"

There is a grey cable going from "3" to the area behind the TV.

My question is what do I need to do to see my DirectTV on my TV? What connections do I need to make?

Thanks
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:05 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bjbkkb:
I just purchased the portable Winnegard dish and tripod. I have a Sat Dish input in my elec/water bay so I am guessing I connect the coax there. In the compartment above the driver I have three coax connections.
1) "From Roof Satellite Dish"
2) "From Portable Satellite Dish"
3) "To Satellite Receiver Output"

There is a grey cable going from "3" to the area behind the TV.

My question is what do I need to do to see my DirectTV on my TV? What connections do I need to make?

Thanks
Bruce </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bruce... It sounds like your connections are like those on our 2005 Sunova. If so, you need to remove the cable from the #3 port (BTW, that's the line that connects to the "Cable TV" port in the mechanical bay) and connect the satellite receiver output (to TV) to this port. Then turn off the rooftop antenna booster by pushing the on-off switch in the compartment over the passenger side (or wherever it is on your MH). You should then get satellite reception. Took me a couple of hours of trial and error to figure out something that simple!
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:31 AM   #4
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Ron, its probably me but I think that:

#2: connect a piece of coax from #2 to your DircTV Receiver's "Satellite In".

#3: I THINK, that the coax from the DircTV's Receiver's "Out to TV" plugs into the front of that plate (the side with the lettering) and the grey cable Bruce mentioned goes on the backside of that plate and terminates at the TV.

I could be all wet on this one but I think that is how my '08 is configured. Also, I don't think the TV antenna booster comes into play with this...I leave mine on all the time. But, my coach could be wired differently.

At least Bruce can try both options and see what works (the advocate for the one that doesn't has to buy the other an adult bev somewhere down the road). Steve
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:54 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Belgique:
#2: connect a piece of coax from #2 to your DircTV Receiver's "Satellite In".

#3: I THINK, that the coax from the DircTV's Receiver's "Out to TV" plugs into the front of that plate (the side with the lettering) and the grey cable Bruce mentioned goes on the backside of that plate and terminates at the TV.

I At least Bruce can try both options and see what works (the advocate for the one that doesn't has to buy the other an adult bev somewhere down the road). Steve </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oops... I left out the part about the connection to the #2 port that goes to the "Satellite In" on the back of the receiver.

I think we're saying the same thing on the #3 port, Steve. The cable on the back side of #3 goes to the TV so whatever you hook to the front side of #3 becomes the source for the TV signal, whether it's the Cable TV input (the mysterious gray cable) or the cord from the "Out to TV" port on th sat. receiver. One of my projects someday is to put a switch in so I don't have to switch cables for Cable TV or Satellite on that port.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:06 AM   #6
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Ron, dhis mean we have to buy each other an adult beverage somewhere down the road since we were both right?

BTW, I'm a native of Jax but haven't lived there since I went off to college in'59. You drive over some of the expressway bridges that I labored on in summer jobs...that should scare you! Changed a bit I notice as we pass through.
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Somewhere along the line ('07?) Winne started putting TWO connections in the electrical bay, one for cable input, and one for satellite. When you have a dedicated satellite input in there, you shouldn't have to undo anything, or turn off the antenna amp. At least that's what one would think. Have to check the wiring diagrams...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Belgique:
Ron, dhis mean we have to buy each other an adult beverage somewhere down the road since we were both right?

BTW, I'm a native of Jax but haven't lived there since I went off to college in'59. You drive over some of the expressway bridges that I labored on in summer jobs...that should scare you! Changed a bit I notice as we pass through. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
A great solution, Steve! If we find ourselves in the Outer Banks area again I'll let you know.

I'd imagine most of the bridges put up in the 50's and 60's have long since been replaced or at least widened so you needn't worry about the quality of your work!
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