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Old 09-26-2016, 11:49 PM   #1
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I just purchased a Surveyor and am not sure about the TV input options. There are two coaxial cable connections marked "Cable/Satellite" on the driver side. One supplies signal to the interior tv connection, but the other doesn't seem to provide signal to the interior. I am wondering if this supplies signal to the exterior tv connection on the passenger side near the door. Or does a signal splitter supply both interior and exterior from one input connection?
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The one marked Satellite should be a straight cable that comes out on a connection somewhere around your main TV. (which TV is main is a good question) It should not have any spliters on it and is where you hook up a Satellite receiver. The one marked Cable should be hooked into your antenna wall plate and will activate by pushing a little button on that wall plate. If the light is on the antenna is active. If the light is off the cable connection is active. The cable connection on the passenger's side should duplicate what signal your inside TV gets. Someone who has a Surveyor like yours will probably chime in here and expand on this.

How many TVs do you have?
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:31 AM   #3
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Yes, the one cable input does connect to the output connection at the wall mount next to the tv ( inside). The other input does not provide signal to the inside connection. This is when using a cable connection since I don't have a satellite. My question is whether the connection that doesn't seem to provide a signal inside is wired to the outside tv connection on the opposite side of the coach, or if it has something to do with a satellite source. I understand that the second connection inside is for over the air antenna pick up and has a booster function associated.
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The coax cable in most RVs work as follows. The outside cable connection is wired to the 12v over the air booster to the back of the booster plate if you remove the plate from the wall you will be able to see the cable. The over the air antenna also is cabled to the back of the booster plate. When you put the booster button it switches from cable to over the air. With the switch off you are on cable. The satellite connection on the outside is direct wired to the main TV panel to a separate coax output connection. There will be no signal on this connection when you are not using the satellite.
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Thanks for the clarification. My only remaining question is what is the outside TV connected to for a signal source?
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Thanks for the clarification. My only remaining question is what is the outside TV connected to for a signal source?
where you mount your tv outside, there should be a 110 outlet and also a coax connection near there,.... intended for you to unplug power, unhook cable on the inside and move the tv outside, plug-in power, hook-up cable and enjoy,....
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.....The cable connection on the outside, passenger's side, should duplicate what signal your inside TV gets.....
What is not obvious in this hookup is that the DVD player will not be available outside without re-wiring something.Of course your own results may vary.
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Well the outside TV has several connection options depending upon the model and how they did the wiring. In my case the outside TV has its own coax connection point within the forward storage compartment. The outside connection is then connected to a very simple dipole type of TV antenna that is run along with the other wiring and water lines in the top of the storage compartment. Therefore many will run a HDMI cable from the bedroom TV source to the outside compartment, in that way you get a much better picture outside.
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