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Old 08-21-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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Connecting Satelite Receiver

I just bought a Winegard MP-1. I cannot find instructions for connecting the satelite receiver to the TT. I know there is a separate outlet in the docking center for satelite and cable hookups. I am not sure where the coax from the dish receiver plugs into the trailer. Has anyone else done this on their Lacrosse yet?
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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Satelite TV Connections

As you mentioned, the dish connects into the multi-connections centre with the water, etc. The receiver goes in the cupboard above the fireplace and the connection is in to the right of the fireplace, wires can be fed up through the wire hole in the shelf of the cupboard. I marked the connectors after testing to find out which one is "satelite" and which one is "cable". With some short jumper connectors you also can feed the output of the receiver back to the Bedroom and outside connectors. Very well done by PT, I did not have to do any internal wiring.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:51 PM   #3
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Hook the dish coax to the satellite connection in the docking station. There should be a separate satellite hookup in the entertainment center also. Connect a coax from that connection to the back of your receiver. Then, the "out" coax (or red, white and yellow or HDMI) cable(s) to the television.

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Can someone diagram this? I'm having problems envisioning what to do when I get our portable Directv setup.

1. Hook into the docking station the satellite feed
2. Does the outside outlet then become whatever feed you give it above the entertainment?
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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we also have one of those nifty little dishes at our perminate camp site it was easy to set up and hook up we have dish net great combimation enjoy
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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Can someone diagram this? I'm having problems envisioning what to do when I get our portable Directv setup.

1. Hook into the docking station the satellite feed
2. Does the outside outlet then become whatever feed you give it above the entertainment?
Here is a diagram on how to set up your satellite receiver. There is a splitter behind main cable port. From there you can hook up you tv outside or in the bedroom or bunk room. This is how i got my dish to operate the tv outside. Hope the pic helps. Also this is just for standard definition boxes. I don't think HD boxes have a regular coaxial output. Please excuse my chicken scratch. Also the switch on the main jack has to be off. (I think lol)



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Here is a diagram on how to set up your satellite receiver. There is a splitter behind main cable port. From there you can hook up you tv outside or in the bedroom or bunk room. This is how i got my dish to operate the tv outside. Hope the pic helps. Also this is just for standard definition boxes. I don't think HD boxes have a regular coaxial output. Please excuse my chicken scratch. Also the switch on the main jack has to be off. (I think lol)



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That is correct, High Def. receivers do not have coax out to TV (at least with Directv). That's why I installed a separate satellite hook up in the docking station for the bedroom and a corresponding wall plate in the bedroom for the receiver "in". My sat dish is HD and has four LNB cables. I use one for the living area and one for the bedroom and I bring 2 receivers.
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I got the satelite dish aimed correctly and now have satelite TV in the Lacrosse. So far, I have only viewed satelite #119. how can I determine the azmuth and elevation of the other two satelites and which channels are only available through them?Thanks!
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