Originally Posted by f1100turbo
A dual tuner dvr is your best bet and is wired the same way your thinking.
A scs 2a duplexer is required .
The tv near the box uses ir remote the second tv uses uhf
Cable from dvr runs to duplexer
Cable from remote tv runs to duplexer
Cable from duplexer runs to dish
Cable out of dvr runs to main tv
You are correct that a dual tuner satellite box is the best way to go and what I used in mine.
The lines marked in red that say Satellite are for the roof mounted Wingard Traveler dish and run to each location in the coach. If you get on your roof you will see a sticker marking the location of the wires in the ceiling. The problem is the wires in the the ceiling are not connected to anything so connecting to them at the wall will do you no good.
Here is what I did. I drilled an 1 1/2 in. hole in the inside ceiling just below the spot that is marked on the outside of the roof to access teh wires. With the hole in place it was easy to grab the wires and pull them inside the coach to connect a normal coax spiltter. I used a 3 way spliter so I could feed both the front bedroom and the bunk room tv with the same signal coming out of the dual tuner receiver for TV 2. If you only have one location such as the bedroom to feed then a normal barrel connector would work and the hole would not need to be quite so big in the ceiling. Once I had made the connections I put a blank (solid) white outlet cover over the hole. We do not notice it on the ceiling at all with all the other stuff up there like lights, vents, speakers etc.
Now you could do this from the outside and not have the hole on the inside ceiling. When on the roof if you slightly push on the roof where the sticker is marking the location for the wires you will notice the hole is the roof is already drilled and it is just the rubber roof material that needs to be cut. You can cut it and access the wires that way and then will need to cover the hole and seal it. While this could be done I did not want any chance for a leak so I did it from the inside.
Once the wires are connected in the ceiling the connections at the box are easy.
From the portable disk connect to the AUX Sat input in the utility bay.
Connect a wire from the AUX Sat input behind the TV to the receiver.
TV 1 from the receiver will go to the main TV. You will likely use and HDMI cable for this connection.
TV 2 from the receiver will go from the receiver to the RED Sat connection and will feed the beedroom jack marked the same way.
Your dual tuner receiver will come with 2 remotes. One will be IR to control the main TV and the other is UHF to be used in the bedroom/bunkroom.
It is really not a bad project at all once you decide to cut a hole in the ceiling. The blank outlet cover at Lowes is about .50 so materials are very cheap.
Mine has been like this for 2 years now with no issues.
Hope this helps.