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Old 04-30-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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TV/cable connection

If I am camping and have cable available, do I need to disconnect the antenna coax on the back of the television and connect a jumper from the wallplate for satellite or cable?
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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I'm a l little confused.
Is there now a coax cable connected from the back of the TV to the trailer cable output in the trailer?
If so you should be able to just connect one end of your coax to the rv parks supply and the other end into the connector on the outside of your trailer.

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OK folks, here is THE most popular attachment on the site!

As you can see the roof antenna goes to one terminal on the wall plate and the cable connection outside goes to a different connection on the wall plate. The TV outputs go to the TV.

You select which input (cable or roof) you want by turning the amp on or off.

On; green light on; Roof Antenna
Off; Green light off; cable from outside.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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OK folks, here is THE most popular attachment on the site!

As you can see the roof antenna goes to one terminal on the wall plate and the cable connection outside goes to a different connection on the wall plate. The TV outputs go to the TV.

You select which input (cable or roof) you want by turning the amp on or off.

On; green light on; Roof Antenna
Off; Green light off; cable from outside.
That's nice to have Lou.
I just saved a copy.
Thanks for sharing.

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This helped us out as well Lou. Thanks for sharing so much information with us.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:28 PM   #6
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #7
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satellite vs cable ?

hi there, new to the site.. hopefully, i'm not jacking the thread, if so.. sorry, not sure on the etiquette on here just yet..

quick question in regards to this connector. just purchased a 00 wildwood 5th wheel that has a similar connection.

I'm trying to set up a satellite dish...

is it ok to go into the coax connector on the outside that says 'park cable' .. and that will distribute the signal to the two coax jacks inside the trailer? I think it will, I'm also guessing if that is the case, that i need to have that switch set to off (light not lit)

lastly, possibly most important.... being that this is a satellite signal, i know that usually there are no differences unless HD (mine is not), this should work ok, correct .. no difference between an SD satellite signal and a cable signal..

thanks
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I'm trying to set up a satellite dish...

is it ok to go into the coax connector on the outside that says 'park cable' .. and that will distribute the signal to the two coax jacks inside the trailer? I think it will, I'm also guessing if that is the case, that i need to have that switch set to off (light not lit)

lastly, possibly most important.... being that this is a satellite signal, i know that usually there are no differences unless HD (mine is not), this should work ok, correct .. no difference between an SD satellite signal and a cable signal..

thanks
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I think routing the satellite connection through the Winegard amp cable connection is a "No"

My 5th wheel has a completely different cable direct wired from the outside to a different wall plate F-connector for use with a satellite dish. I am sure if the cable TV connector would have worked, Forest River would have saved the extra few bucks and not put it in.

I doubt you would do any damage to the amp itself if you tried it though, but you may cause damage to your receiver. Most likely it just won't work.
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cool. good to know. i'm guessing it must have been a factory upgrade....

i'm going to try it in the off position tonight. the stb is under warranty
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I still don't get it, I have dish network. Set up at home, I took my garage feed (known to work) and connected it first to the cable connection, then to the sat connection, tuned the tv to channel 60 (which is the garage channel) and it still doesn't work. I also tried disconnecting the cable from the back of the tv and ran a jumper from the wallplate labed "aux/sat & tv" - no help. Any idea of what to do next?
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