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Old 08-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #11
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Hopefully it might solve my problem. I just purchased a Lacrosse 301RLS and it has 2 co-ax connections - one for Satellite and one for Cable. My Sat TV HDPVR requires TWO sat cables (to allow recording 2 different channels at same time). I assumed I could just use one cable and lose the "dual tuner" feature. I tested my receiver with one coax connected and I can only receive the odd numbered channels. If I feed the cable to the second input I only get even number channels. Called Tech Support (at Shaw Direct TV) and they say "No problem. Don't use the RV wiring and just run 2 cables from the dish in through a window or door". Really, that's the only solution they have. My PVR - Motorola 630 - must have both inputs connected to separate cables from the dish.

Anyone using a Direct TV HD PVR and found a solution?

I suggested to the Tech that perhaps a "reverse splitter" could combine the two dish cables into one for connecting to the outside Sat connector but he said not to try it.

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #12
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OK - I've edited my post, thanks. Can you delete my "Quote" in your post please?

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #13
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OK - I've edited my post, thanks. Can you delete my "Quote" in your post please?

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Old 08-03-2012, 02:54 AM   #14
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First of all you can have a connection between the Dish and the reciever this is the standard setup for a Sat install. Only problem is that if you only have 1 coax connector everyone will have to watch the same thing the Sat or the antennae, the booster will kill everything else. Altho I have an idea for having your SAT/Cable and booster TV all on 1 Coax I just have to search for the parts and test.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:26 AM   #15
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I said what I said because I know the tech needed for the SAT but not the cable the tuner is the issue. Usually the tv does the tuning for cable, it used to be a box for each tv but that was not cost effective. The way I am thinking is for Sat/tv to either use Herks plans or use a Channel combiner. only issue is channel 3 or 4 they make adjustable ones so not a real issue. My Idea for the Cable/TV is kinda long but will work. But it requires the same plate that is the main unit with the on/off on booster. This way each tv will be able to choose weather they want to look at what is on Sat or Cable or have control of the tv channels they watch. I can even get it so you can switch the channels of the Sat from your bed with the same remote. I have done 90% of this in my bar/resort/home already, I left the 10% open for the Sat/Cable/Amplified TV combo on 1 RG6. BTW they used Crappy RG59 in all of our trailers.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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Multiple TVs isn't the issue.

I just want to connect my Satellite receiver box to the HDTV in the Entertainment Centre (don't plan to use the bedroom TV or outside TV hookups). My Sat Receiver needs 2 inputs from the dish but there is only 1 sat-grade coax at the UDC external hookup (UDC - universal docking center in Forest River language).

The Satellite service provider says a "splitter/combiner/switch/whatever" will not work. I'm hoping that's just Company Policy and that someone has already found a box that will feed both receiver inputs from a single coax from my dish.
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Multiple TVs isn't the issue.

I just want to connect my Satellite receiver box to the HDTV in the Entertainment Centre (don't plan to use the bedroom TV or outside TV hookups). My Sat Receiver needs 2 inputs from the dish but there is only 1 sat-grade coax at the UDC external hookup (UDC - universal docking center in Forest River language).

The Satellite service provider says a "splitter/combiner/switch/whatever" will not work. I'm hoping that's just Company Policy and that someone has already found a box that will feed both receiver inputs from a single coax from my dish.
use a combination of the AUX/SAT connection and do the attached Cable/Sat modification of the wall plate.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #18
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use a combination of the AUX/SAT connection and do the attached Cable/Sat modification of the wall plate.
I tried tried to use your PDF file from your post earlier in this thread, but my Abobe Reader (Ver 9.2.0) says the file is damaged. I tried again from one of your posts in a different thread - same result.

I'd like to look at your suggested fix if I can get a working PDF file from you.

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I tried tried to use your PDF file from your post earlier in this thread, but my Abobe Reader (Ver 9.2.0) says the file is damaged. I tried again from one of your posts in a different thread - same result.

I'd like to look at your suggested fix if I can get a working PDF file from you.

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Possibly you need to update your reader software.
Works fine for others.

I can email direct if you PM me.

I will try to explain how I would go about using the cable as a second SAT connection. Drill two holes in the wall plate and mount a "coax union" in each hole in the wall plate.

Disconnect the "cable" input (currently going to the center connector) and attach it to one of the "unions"

Connect a short coax from the back of the other union to the cable input on the amp.

Make a short coax jumper to use to connect the two unions from the front if you ever want to use the campground cable.

Other wise connect your second sat cable to the "union" with the cable feed from outside.

That way you can use one feed on the SAT and one feed on the Cable.
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I have done the Mod that herk7769 is talking about, it works great, and give you lots of options for cable/satellite. Good luck with your Mod....
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