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Old 09-21-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Hd satelite

Help, I have just bought a 2011 Rockwood 8316ss. How do you get HD Directtv satellite to plug into the plugin by the tv.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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You're going to need a dish capable of HD reception, an HD Receiver, from there the connections are pretty simple. Satelite output from the receiver to the input on the TV. This can be HDMI connections or RCA Connections but the quality isn't as good.

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Old 09-21-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
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HDMI is not on the plug in board that they told me to use, just three rca plug ins. if i use hdmi to tv how does sound come from 5.1 surround player that is in there.
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the surround player should have a srround sound processor/decoder that will do what you are asking. If you hook it all up then you should get the surround.
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Not sure everything is wired from the factory? All they told me at the dealership was plug satellite reciever into that plate on wall. Is there any diagrams out there that i can go by.
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In the trailer I connect my Direct TV HD receiver directly to a HDMI connector on the television. I don't get sound through the concertone, but then I use a wireless headset. At home one of my televisions is not HD and does not have a HDMI connector so I connect the same HD receiver RCA yellow, red, white from the HD receiver to RCA connectors on the TV. I don't know if you can get HD from RCA connectors. Someone else on this forum may know.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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This is what i have, hope this helps
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My friend,
HDMI is the best connection for HD (looks similar to a USB computer plug but larger). The video and audio are carried on the one cable (a digital signal). The plate you have a picture of is of composite video (yellow) and analog left and right audio (red and white plugs). This will not give you HD. If your TV does not have an HDMI port then look at the back of the TV, you should see in a row RED BLUE GREEN WHITE RED. On the back of most HD satellite receivers you will also find these connections. The RED BLUE GREEN is called Component Video and the other RED and WHITE PLUG is ANALOG AUDIO (not surround sound). A recommendation is to find a professional to make these connections, trust me, I was one. Secondly, unless you have a tracking dish, self aiming etc, I would stick to standard satellite TV. To receive DirecTV HD, for example, you have to have a 5 LNB dish (3 white thingies on the arm in front of the dish). Aiming this is very difficult in a portable setup such as a tripod. You have to get the mounting pipe EXACTLY vertical/ Level. Then you have to find the correct azimuth, elevation and tilt. If either one is off just a little bit, you will be searching forever. Like I said, I was a professional installer/ technician of custom audio video equipment on mega yachts, homes and did work on many RVs. I was a KVH factory trained technician. Any questions, feel free to ask. I will help how ever I can.
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KBROWN, If i use the yellow ,red,white what dish and reciever should i get and will i have a good picture.
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KBROWN, If i use the yellow ,red,white what dish and reciever should i get and will i have a good picture.
You'll have a "good" picture. It sure won't be HD, but if your TV is like mine in the TT, it is only about 20", so you don't really notice the difference, IMO.
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