Originally Posted by Hilgy
Awesome. Thanks for the help Ironj
had a chance to touch base with my dish tech. he basically confirmed everything i said before. if you look at herks pdf, you can see how it all "should" be set up.
1. on the top of the plate is the sat/aux output (notice it is by itself)
2. on the bottom left is the antenna input from roof
3. to the right of that (in the middle) is the cable input
4. to the right of that (on the far right) is the second output for additional tv (in our campers this is split further to feed the bed, bunk, and outside)
the main things to note are
1. there is only ONE satellite outlet in the trailer from the dock outside, and it is in NO WAY connected to the other tv feeds
2. the switch plate on the wall either connects the other tv's to the antenna OR the cable (thus why the sat has to be backfed THROUGH there)
3. he could not remember any cables being "colored", but said if you just look at the back of the plate, you can see what you need.
the only "issue" i have had is that you can only get HD on the tv closest to the box. since the other tv's are modulated you only get sd.
dish makes things complicated...i have no less than 7 recievers at my house/shop with a total of 10 tuners. you should see the miles of cable/cat6 that go to my dist hub!! LOL
i get a lot of greif for having 4 tv's in my trailer from the "real campers", but we are big college football boosters/tailgaiters and also use our trailer as a hangount when attending triathalons, marathons, fitness, and car shows (which is all business related)...
i dont fire up the ol 46" led in the middle of a campground! (unless my neighbors are cowboy/ranger fans and ask me to)
there are these really great tools called common sense, and courtesy that always seem to make things bearable for all!
good luck sir!