Originally Posted by etcmss
outside is the norm---cable and satellite. inside is my question.
TV-Sat on --off switch and connectors, a bedroom satellite TV in.
the tv is connected I suppose for cable, antenna and possibly satellite but there are no basics for what to select on tv---trial and error.
so if I use an outside satellite and hook to provided connector--what happens inside
tv-sat switch I expect gets turned off
what cables if any are needed to TV (I expect they are connected and the source gets selected--or NOT because of the TV-sat switch)
and what is the bedroom satellite in for?
I think the "norm" is more to have a single input that can be used for either Sat or Cable, so you're ahead if the game there.
By "TV-Sat on--off" switch, are you referring to this?
If not, could you post a picture of that switch?
The TV is probably connected currently only in it's RF (coax) input. When you add the Sat receiver, you will want to run your own HDMI cable from the Sat receiver to an HDMI input on the TV (currently not used I would think).
The fact that you have a bedroom Sat-in probably means that they have inserted a splitter into the Sat coax. That may or may not work with DirecTV and will not work with Dish, so some rewiring may be in order there.
Most RVers prefer Dish because they have a pay-as-you-go plan with no contract and you only pay for the days that you want it turned on. So which provider?
Do you need an automatic dish outside that points itself, or are you willing to learn to point it yourself (like many of us do)? Manual gives you more receiver/configuration options and costs a lot less.