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Old 09-14-2016, 12:10 PM   #11
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I admit I'm not 100% following....these things are hard enough to put into words, I realize!

But........my tv has a coax connected to it. That's for the OTA antenna. When I use my DirecTV Dish and connect to it, I just leave that coax connected, and run an HDMI cable from the receiver to the television, and change "Source" to HDMI on the tv menu, and turn tv to channel 3. Changing source to HDMI will make the television ignore that coax cable connection and only use the HDMI port. FYI, mine, and most televisions, have more than one HDMI port. So make sure you choose HDMI1 or HDMI2, or whichever one you actually plug the physical cable to.

Not sure how to connect without HDMI. Isn't that how your receiver at home is connected to the television?
The HDMI cable would have to be long and routed through the open camper area. The unit is not HDMI prewired. Trying to figure out how to connect between receiver in front and TV in middle to rear of coach via HDMI (receiver has no coax output) without routing around all the furniture and such. At home the receiver is at the TV location.
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:18 PM   #12
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most rvs have a cable to feed an outside tv in a compartment near the entrance door. I took this cable and disconnected it from the splitter shown on the diagram and hooked my antenna to the plate inside this compartment. I extended the cable over to my box above the driver seat. I purchased a 211z tv box which has all the different input and outputs necessary. About 100 dollars. In my case i ran an hdmi from the box to my tv. Just drill a hole between the compartment in the overhead. Dish activated the box for a few dollars and i was in business. No major wiring and less than 150 dollars.
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I installed a wireless HDMI to the TV. There is a HDMI transmitter and receiver box that you connect to the SAT Receiver and TV. Works great no wires to run.
X2!!! Makes it easy to move tv outside also ( for those of us that don't have one outside already).
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:47 PM   #14
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All good info. I appreciate everyone's inout. I don't exactly know if I have this whipped, but I have some ideas. I'll post an update in a couple weeks when we get out again (guess I'm taking my tools!).

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Old 09-14-2016, 05:30 PM   #15
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most rvs have a cable to feed an outside tv in a compartment near the entrance door. I took this cable and disconnected it from the splitter shown on the diagram and hooked my antenna to the plate inside this compartment. I extended the cable over to my box above the driver seat. I purchased a 211z tv box which has all the different input and outputs necessary. About 100 dollars. In my case i ran an hdmi from the box to my tv. Just drill a hole between the compartment in the overhead. Dish activated the box for a few dollars and i was in business. No major wiring and less than 150 dollars.
I think you may have a completely different layout in your unit and your overheads, must be where the tv is located. Our overheads are located above the driver and passenger seats with the TV's located either in a slide out (mine) or some other area not anywhere near the overheads. Apples and oranges. Routing coax and HDMI cables correctly is somewhat prohibitive to say the least. The 211z does not have all the different outputs (coax) but the 211k does (including coax) and that is why I use the 211k due to non existent HDMI cables. SD is fine for us. I wish our hook up was as simple as yours. I still would have used our park cable connection which is in the rear power cable compartment and completely out of sight for my sat antenna. The sat receiver can be connected (coax output) to that splitter you speak of and will provide sat to the outside cable connection you reference for outside viewing.Many ways to accomplish a task.
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Anyone tried using a HDMI to coax adaptor like the one in the link below? Not sure how it would work with the splitter in the middle. but it sounds like it would be the same as those using a coax output on the Sat receiver.

http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmi-to-coax.html
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:31 PM   #17
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Satellites need a direct connection to the receiver. If it goes through any form of splitting it will not work correctly. Run a new line. It's easy to do.
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I used a wireless HDMI setup for satellite to the bedroom tv works great.

https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Wir...=wireless+hdmi
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The best way to do it is with wireless HDMI being "broadcast" to any TV in the coach. Search Amazon for wireless hdmi and you'll find a bunch.
The cheaper way is to convert HDMI to COMPOSITE video (yellow red white cables) with something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Wiistar-Conve...coax+converter

Then use a composite to coax converter to send the signal to all tv's on your antenna wiring. This degrades the picture considerably to about the level of an old VCR tape.
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Anyone tried using a HDMI to coax adaptor like the one in the link below? Not sure how it would work with the splitter in the middle. but it sounds like it would be the same as those using a coax output on the Sat receiver.

HDMI to Coax
What I was originally looking for. I work with electrical engineers who say this doesn't work. At all. So, I gave up on this approach.
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