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Old 06-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #31
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One important thing I forgot to mention. The "modulator" output on the Dish receivers sends only a standard-def signal to the TVs it's connected to. No HDTV possible with that route.

(That's what's nice about the HDMI-splitter method; you get hi-def everywhere.)
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #32
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well, here's some info. i have a winegard carryout satellite. i haven't attempted this #2 option yet, but it appears it will work in my TH. now my uncle's 5er is different. it doesn't have the booster for the park cable and #2 didn't work. BUT, with that said, i'm going to try to reverse the signal through the "behind the den tv" back to the main park cable tie in and run a cable through to the bedroom tv. that'll be easier than the new HDMI cable w/splitter through the walls. BTW, he's got the VIP211k and we did try the TV OUT as stated, to no avail. thanks for the info. it's been most helpful!
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #33
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BTW, he's got the VIP211k and we did try the TV OUT as stated, to no avail!
I've got the 211k myself and do that all the time so I know it will work. I don't believe there are any settings for enabling it but I will double check. Did you scan for new channels on the TV when trying it? Did you try it directly wired to the TV?
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i'm gonna try a couple of configurations real similar to yours. we've gotten the "park cable" down the same coax, so i know it works, yes we did do a scan, but i must be overlooking something and not seeing it...yet....but i ain't giving up and i'll report back. thank you again!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #35
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I've got the 211k myself and do that all the time so I know it will work. I don't believe there are any settings for enabling it but I will double check. Did you scan for new channels on the TV when trying it? Did you try it directly wired to the TV?
I did look thru the menu settings and even read the 211k manual. The "TV Set Out" should always be functional. If you've tried it directly connected to your TV (no RV wire) and you still can't get it to work, I would call Dish Tech Support. (Don't confuse them by telling them you're trying to do this in an RV.) They will probably end up sending you a new receiver.

Edit: One more thought. The TV Set Out is not digital. I read that one manufacturer (LG) is now making a digital-only TV. If you were trying to use a digital-only TV it will not work. Since there are still low-power stations that are allowed to continue with analog broadcasts, and lots of older equipment still has analog outputs, I think these digital-only sets would be pretty rare.
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well, here's some info. i have a winegard carryout satellite.
I've learned that the Winegard Carryout also doesn't support using a separator to put both LNB connections thru a single wire. Actually, even with two separate receivers (and two wires) you're still restricted to watching TV shows on both receivers that are on the same satellite (1 of 3 for Dish). I suspect that you might be able to use that dual receiver that you already have with those restrictions if you're willing to run the extra coax to the LNB. Easy to try anyway.
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Well, thought I'd post an update on what has taken place. As I indicated, on our maiden voyage we had BAD TV. We went out last weekend and before the trip I checked to see what kind of TV reception we would have and it was going to be zilch. Not wanting to hear it, we went out and bought the Tailgater combo package. It was a wise choice since it rained the entire weekend. We were able to get 2 of 3 satellites and they were even having a free HBO and Cinemax preview. She was happy so it was all good. Took a bit for me to figure out the setup for the wiring. On the downside I still need to figure out how to get something to the bedroom TV

For the setup I ran a coax from the satellite pin to the receiver and then took the coax that goes to my antennae and ran it to the TV out pin on the receiver. In hindsight I could have used a HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV? I noticed that there was a white coax that runs from behind the TV but neither end was hooked up. My guess is that this is intended to be a satellite cable? Here's a picture of the setup in the EC.

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Barry, I think I'm following your earlier post. I don't see a way to run a HDMI cable to the bedroom. I plan to try using the option 2 you presented using the antennae connector. My guess is that I'll set up the TVs to receive over the air signals and then hook up the satellite dish as described. Keep your fingers crossed.

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