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Old 06-14-2014, 11:29 PM   #1
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Dish Network on All TVs (Sunseeker 3170ds)

I just bought a 2015 sunseeker 3170ds and I cannot figure out how to watch the Dish Network satellite TV on any other TV than the main living room one. To watch in the living room I am using a direct HDMI connection. I got the TV outside for football season but I cannot get the satellite TV to work on the outside TV (or in the bedroom or kids center area).

I looked on the back of the satellite box and there is a coaxial cable hooked up on the outgoing plug so I am sure I am wired to use it on more than one TV.

Also, what is with the cable connections under the satellite Reciever? Do I need to configure these somehow? I'll post some pictures in a moment. Thanks for the help!

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This is how these cables were configured when I picked up the RV. I assume the top connected cable comes from my batwing antenna and when connected lets me watch "over the air TV" on all TVs.

I am thinking if I disconnect the top cable and connect that loop, it will connect the satellite to all of my TVs and I would have to watch the same channel on all. The dish manual says the TV needs to be on channel 3. I cannot test any of this because I cannot get any TV on channel 3. Every time I enter 3 on the remote it defaults to a channel that I normally get over the air.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:37 AM   #3
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Im contemplating satellite for football season as well for my outside tv. Im interested to see the answer

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Old 06-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #4
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The easiest way to do this (with a single LNB dish) is to get the coax output from the satellite receiver into the coax distribution system of the RV (camper or MH).

To do that, you would either need to install an A/B switch (which might be a bit ugly without some planning) or to do a plate mod to your Winegard wall amp (assuming you have one or similar) using the procedure attached.
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What is the small cable for?
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:48 AM   #6
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I used the wingard as wired from the factory for a long time..I just backfed the dish (coax out) to the rv antenna connect (amp switch off)...then I can watch the main tv off hdmi and the other 3 on something else (tvs tuned to channel 21, and only in standard def)...

Obviously this is with a dual tuner box. ..with a single dish tuner box you can only watch one program....

As a side note, in my sticks/bricks home I have one dish box running 3 tvs all on seperate inputs...the patio on hdmi, the kitchen on composite cables, and the garage on coax....all off the same box...100ft hdmi runs are a PAIN!...LOL

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Looking at the .pdf that Herk7769 attached. Figure 1.

What does the amplifier faceplate do? Does it amplify the over-the-air antenna back to the bedroom? When should the button be pushed in?

Also I do not want to do unnecessary work. I suspect that face plate above my amplifier face plate can do something for me, I just do not know what.

Anyone else have this setup in their 2015 sunseeker?

Thanks,

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Old 06-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #8
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How about a photo of your faceplate and I can tailor a solution to your setup.
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Looking at the .pdf that Herk7769 attached. Figure 1.

What does the amplifier faceplate do? Does it amplify the over-the-air antenna back to the bedroom? When should the button be pushed in?

Also I do not want to do unnecessary work. I suspect that face plate above my amplifier face plate can do something for me, I just do not know what.

Anyone else have this setup in their 2015 sunseeker?

Thanks,

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While I dont have a your exact unit, im guessing you have a plate with a sat comnection (that connects the actual sat to the tuner) and the amplified plate?.

The amplified plate button is for the ota antenna boost/power...the connection there is tied to the antenna and all the other outlets/jacks..

If you want simple, then the way I mentiond is the simplest I know...one cable from sat plate to tuner box and one cable from tuner box to antenna plate...DONT turn on power button...then all your other jacks have std def ..you have to use your tvs in antenna mode (not cable) and just tune to channel 21.. (or whatever yours is set to)...

Hook up the main tv to hdmi for high def...

There are other ways, but all require more work...

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The wall plate is not the amplifier; it is the power supply FOR the amplifier located in the white housing at the roof antenna.

It is also a powered COAX switch that can select between the "PARK CABLE" input on the outside of the camper and the roof antenna.

When the light is ON; the switcher connects the roof antenna to the distribution network (splitters and such) and supplies power to the antenna's amplifier.

When the light is OFF, the power supply is switched off and the park cable is connected to the camper's distribution network (not the roof antenna).

If you also have an AUX/SAT connection at the wall plate; IT is home run from that connection to the outside SAT connection.
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