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Old 05-24-2011, 07:29 PM   #11
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The white cable is cable tv, the gray cable is satellite. On my Sandpiper there are two satellite hook ups. The bottom satellite hookup is the one for the living area. I did get the satellite to work.
However, like you, I can get the regular tv antennae to receive in the bedroom but can't get it to receive either regular or HD signal in the living area.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:29 PM   #12
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the confusing thing to me is that there are only 2 cables coming from the wall in the main tv area...so let's say that one of the cables is from the antena and the other is from One of the 2 inputs from the rear of the RV....my question is being that there are 2 inputs in the back shouldn't there be 3 cables in total? 1-from the antena, 1-from the rear input that says sattelite and 1-from the input in the rear that says park cable?? that to me is how many "inputs" i see.....am i wrong?
Sigh, no. (er, yes; you are wrong)

The park cable from outside goes to the amp switcher.
The roof antenna cable goes to the amp switcher.

The output from the amp switcher goes to a two way splitter and one cable goes to the bedroom TV and one goes to the Living room TV or if not a wallplate jack (TV1) and cable run to another wall plate jack (TV2).

The SAT cable from outside just goes to a splitter and one leg goes to the SAT wall plate and the other leg goes to the bedroom.

SAT is ALWAYS a home run with nothing but splitters in the line.

The Park cable and roof antenna share the output of the amp switcher.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:48 PM   #13
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Look at figure 4 on the attached PDF.

Remove the amp wall plate and look at where there are 3 wires going out of the bottom.

The one on the right as you look at it is the one that goes to a splitter that feeds your TV or goes directly to the LR depending on how the bedroom TV hoks up (wall plate itself or a cable).

The SAT cable is home run and avoids the switch entirely. It can be split also (usually in the wall).
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The white cable is cable tv, the gray cable is satellite. On my Sandpiper there are two satellite hook ups. The bottom satellite hookup is the one for the living area. I did get the satellite to work.
However, like you, I can get the regular tv antennae to receive in the bedroom but can't get it to receive either regular or HD signal in the living area.
This could complicate things. If there is indeed TWO SAT connections on the outside cover (photo of cover please) then you have two home runs one to the front and one to the back. There should be a THIRD connection there as well (Park Cable that goes just to the switch).

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