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Old 03-14-2016, 10:33 PM   #1
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Question for Dish users in RVs

Considering getting Dish for our Georgetown.

Does anyone have the Dish signal connected to more than 1 TV and if so, how did you do it?

I know there is a main receiver that will be hooked up to the main TV in the RV but i was trying to figure out how to get a signal in the TV in the bedroom. I was on the Dish RV website and it mentioned some sort of receiver with a modulator, but I think it still needs to be connected to the TV somehow? I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to get the Dish signal to the TV either in the bedroom or outside without running wires. I don't need HD in those other TVs.

I have Directv at home now but seriously considering getting Dish at home and with RV. Directv making it so hard to get satellite in the rig. They want to charge me $75 for an SD receiver and there are no portable satellites (automatic pointing) except for the super expensive type.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:43 PM   #2
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Following. One fairly simple way is wireless hdmi, though it's expensive.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:01 PM   #3
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Just be careful and don't sign the two year contract unless you are absolutely sure, you will use it that long. I had Dish in the recent past and decided to sign up again last May. They were running a special and I got the top program and internet for 2 years. About 9 months in the discounts started to end and my TV/internet was running $180 plus. with no movie channels. Recently, I decided to lower my bill. A new customer could pay $35 for the Top 125+, I had to pay $69. I could go to the same internet provider and get the same speed for $35 with no contract, with Dish I pay $69. I called and tried to negotiate a lower rate and they would not budge. I asked them, how much it would cost me in penalties if I just wanted to send everything back. They told me it would be just over $500. plus the bills. I dropped down to the 2nd lowest program package and lowest internet speed and my bill is still over $100. I will never recommend DISH again....
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:38 PM   #4
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I have a dual tuner receiver from Dish and can watch 2 channels on separate TV's.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:53 PM   #5
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I use a wireless hdmi for my bedroom tv with directv. Here is their website if your interested.
Wireless HD Video Kit ? Gen 2, MyWirelessTV 2
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We have a King Dome in motion Sat on our GT. and on the sat dish there is a main and a Aux in and you will need 2 receivers on for each TV. The best way is for them to run the coax cable from Main to the receiver to the TV in Living room. I ran mine from the roof down the passengers side panel thru the dash and along the frame to slide out the drilled a hole up and ran behind the fireplace directly to the receiver. From receiver HDMI cable to TV.
For the bedroom tv same thing run coax cable along roof line and drilled a hole down from roof to behind where the tv is located. Then HDMI from receiver to TV. Nice thing is you can still watch cable if you are connected to Park cable. Only issue is you must watch from same sat signal, way around this is just turn on the channel before you go to bed. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:00 PM   #7
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I have two sat. jacks outside the TT. One runs to the bedroom and one to the living room. There are separate receivers for each TV and the outside jacks connect to two jacks on the sat dish. Many ways to do it. I do not have sat at home and pay $30 a month for the three months I travel in the summer. No contract.
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I use Dish with the King Tailgater VQ4500 (this is the new model) it has 2 coax outputs but you need 2 receivers if you watch different channels at the same time. The Tailgater can be attached to the RV or can be used as a portable. I use the VIP211z receiver this is the newest solo model. If you already have Dish it cost $7 a month for each receiver but you deactivate it and at anytime and they prorate the charges. If you don't have Dish you can get on a monthly basis. Check the various deals online they charge the same for the programing but offer incentives my gave me free HD for life, protection package and $200 cash back. Good luck
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Considering getting Dish for our Georgetown.

Does anyone have the Dish signal connected to more than 1 TV and if so, how did you do it?

I know there is a main receiver that will be hooked up to the main TV in the RV but i was trying to figure out how to get a signal in the TV in the bedroom. I was on the Dish RV website and it mentioned some sort of receiver with a modulator, but I think it still needs to be connected to the TV somehow? I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to get the Dish signal to the TV either in the bedroom or outside without running wires. I don't need HD in those other TVs.

I have Directv at home now but seriously considering getting Dish at home and with RV. Directv making it so hard to get satellite in the rig. They want to charge me $75 for an SD receiver and there are no portable satellites (automatic pointing) except for the super expensive type.

We run with Direct TV in the TT. We use a portable SD like the one on the house. Cost was $89. Take a receiver out if our bedroom with us. Looking at auto antennas and all cost about $100 for dtv than ones for disk only. As long as SD is acceptable lots of choices. It only requires the super expensive antenna if you want direct TV high def.
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think your answer would depend on if you want the 2nd (and/or 3d) TVs to just 'follow along' with the main tv or if you wanted independent receiver/tuning capability on those additional sets. I have the tailgater & 211 receiver, but the output on HD is on HDMI cable to the primary set.. then take the coax and 'blend' that into the house system. It gives me the same stuff on those additional sets. (but of course they can independently tune to the over-air locals as well).
Also added a modulator behind a VHS/DVD player to graft that into the system as well (channel 4)... and soon to replace that with a multi-channel modulator to (1) move that to a different channel and (2) hopefully blend the house blue-ray into things as well. Currently the house (genisis) only plays to the main TV. but sometimes would prefer to be able to see those seamlessly throughout the camper/outside.. not sure if this helps or just further confuses..
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