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Old 10-08-2016, 01:33 PM   #1
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Direct TV receiver to TV issue

I have a new direct dish setup with the cable going into the electrical bay at the drivers rear on our 378. I have the coax leading to the direct TV receiver. But the receiver has a coax in by no out. Has RCA and HDMI out only - but I need to attach the coax that runs to the TV. How to do this?
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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My Direct Receiver has to connect to the TV via HDMI..........

why do you have to connect via coax?
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:54 PM   #3
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I want to use the existing coax that goes from the front cabinet above the passenger seat to the TV in the slide. My alternative is to"string" an HDMI across the area. It would then require it being installed/uninstalled every time we move and it would look ugly.
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Old 10-08-2016, 01:57 PM   #4
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Had the same issue in our coach as it is only wired with coax. Receiver has no coax out, but has 1 HDMI and 1 RCA output. I used the only HDMI for my living room tv. I purchased a Nyrius transmitter on Amazon which works great through the RCA output. It's not HD, but works good and the price is reasonable. Good luck.


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Old 10-08-2016, 01:59 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's a sore spot for 378 owners with no HDMI prewire installed. I have Dish and the VIP211K receiver and it has a coax output so not an issue for me (use an A/B switch and only get SD viewing). The RCA output could be used if that is routed to the overhead from the TV but it probably is used for your DVD input if it is. You could move the receiver to the TV location but would need to connect the TV coax and park cable together in the overhead to eliminate the splitter then run the receiver HDMI out to the TV. That would make for a dedicated source input for that TV though. Of course there is the wireless HDMI systems. There are inventive other ways that may not be to your liking. Others will probably chime in.
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:21 PM   #6
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I got a RCA to coax converter at Walmart and used the sat input on the switch in the cabinet above drivers chair


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Old 10-08-2016, 02:25 PM   #7
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It's called a RF modulator

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Old 10-08-2016, 10:40 PM   #8
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Have draped an HDMI cable. Setup sees no signal, but I don't know which dish I have for setup. Guess I will wait til Monday to call seller to proceed. This is the dish:
DIRECTV HD SL5 Satellite Kit for Camping Rving or Tailgating With SWM Dish (RVSATKIT-DTVHD-SWM)
Anyone know what the setting is?
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it is tricky to set the dish to the correct spot in the sky to pickup a signal, and the spot has to be tree-free in the line of sight from dish to sat... do you have the correct coordinates to point the dish from your location? The dish setup in the receiver will tell you what those coordinates are if you know your zip code. Then all you need is an accurate compass and a way to sight the correct angle in the sky and point the dish that direction. You also need a power supply in-line from the receiver to the dish plugged into 120AC because you said you have the SWM dish.

there is a setting in the dish setup (reciever) that notes which sat dish you have... you have that information as you posted it... just make sure the receiver is set for that dish combo...

there is much trial and error if you have never done a dish align before... your margin for error is very small
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Rsdata... Thanks. I think it will be easier after the first time. I will continue the research. I do have the settings based on zip, direction, angle and tilt. Just frustrating as I guess you don't know when you have it right until it all of a sudden it works!
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