Originally Posted by JBP
Tkarper with the receiver in the bed room does the bed room just get satellite?
ScottBrownstein your receiver is up front. When you watch sat tv you hook to the reciver and run a coax to the switch. When you watch cable you unhook from the sat receiver and hook directly to switch. Have I got that correct?
What I did was run a dedicated line from the outside, up through the floor where other wires already came through the floor. This connection connects my dish on a tripod to the receiver. I connected the output to a RF modulator and a DVD player also to the modulator. I cut the coax feeding the rear tv and installed a splitter. The input of the splitter comes from an amplifier fed from the modulator. One output of the splitter feeds the rear tv. The other output of the splitter feeds the other end of the of the cable I just cut. This will feed signal back to the front. From there, I adjusted the coax connections at the front splitter to feed the remaining two tv's.
Since I have a dual tuner receiver and the DVD player fed through the modulator I can watch two different channels or the DVD on each tv by changing the channel on each television. Now I do not have to deal with the manual selector switch. I did leave the OTA antenna out of the equation. If I wanted to have that connected, I would have to use the selector switch.
It sounds more complicated then it really is, as long as you are capable of installing new ends on the cut cables. It is also helpful to have a coax explorer from Klien Tools and map out the original configuration.
Now, the reason I did it this way is because with the front bunk deployed, I would be unable to keep the receiver in an overhead compartment. Also, I would not have easy access to the manual switch. So I removed the doors of the center cabinet in the bedroom and built some shelves to place the receiver.