(Question about hooking up satellite dish to pvr
We use our Flagstaff 27rlws as a cottage (no tow vehicle). Out in the middle of no where in southern Alberta with only 1 over the air tv channel available. We recently got a satellite dish installed on the shed beside our unit. The tech ran only one coax cable and a ground wire from the dual LNID on the dish to the exterior satellite port on the side of the trailer. Then used the "SAT" port under the television to connect one line to the PVR. (ground wire to the outside power meter post). We have good reception of the channels however, the PVR will not pause nor record as it is supposed to. I suspect that to do so we would need a second coax cable run to the PVR. My question is if anyone can confirm that the following route would work for a second coax cable? Since the roof top antenna is no longer in use can I run a second line from the other LNID to the trailer roof and inline connect to the antenna cable. That wire leads to the "TV" port which is also under the television. The second line could then feed to the other input of the PVR. I think that then the PVR would function fully, but am not sure. I did not ask the install tech as he had already almost refused to do the install at all. Even though the company had approved the install at the rv resort the tech made out like he shouldn't even attempt it. I think his lack of experience kept him from being able to install the second cable. Afraid if I rock the boat the company may unhook me! Thanks in advance for any and all help and suggestions.)
Hi Not sure which service provider you have (Dish or Direct TV)? Which receiver model you have? If the receiver you have dose have DVR capability and was installed and setup correctly by the installer you should be able to pause and restart a show. Skip back about 1 + Hr and record one show at a time with one coax cable.
Hope this helps Tim