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Old 07-24-2015, 03:47 AM   #1
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Ideas on clever way to switch between roof mounted dish and tailgater

I haven't purchased a tailgater yet but since my entertainment center in my 390RB is so space limited I am looking for clever ways to switch between my roof mounted dish and the tailgater without having to pull the VIP211K out and swapping cables.
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:25 AM   #2
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I could be wrong, but from my experience with the tailgater, you can't have a regular splitter in between a 211k and the tailgater. The signal has to be able to go back and forth. You need a switch with 2 inputs, 1 output, and the data can flow both uphill and downhill.

I would check radio shack and explain to them you need a coax switch with data being able to go up and down hill.

I can't tell if this one allows signal to go uphill or not.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00009...YWE15NVY7GBV4R
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Oldgold.
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Isn't Radio Shack out of business? All of the ones in my area are closed.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:57 AM   #5
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We got'em down here still. I think they are going thru bankruptcy settlement right now. Might want to go buy the switch QUICK!!
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Install an "A"-"B" coax switch not a splitter.
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Install an "A"-"B" coax switch not a splitter.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:03 PM   #8
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Install an "A"-"B" coax switch not a splitter.
X3. I bought one on Ebay for $13 that is even controllable via IR remote (included).

It's branded Radio Shack. It has worked very well for me

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connect your tailgator receiver via hdmi and roof through coax. Just change inputs on the tv
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connect your tailgator receiver via hdmi and roof through coax. Just change inputs on the tv

This confuses me. I think he only has one receiver and trying to connect 2 dishes to the single receiver. The tailgater dish only has a coax connection.
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