Originally Posted by Slympicins
Wayne have you ever hooked up a satellite dish to the "satellite in" on the outside of the TT?
CW was sold out of the Dish Tailgater and receiver so I settled for one of those nice fancy King antennas. Got it back to the TT, crawled up on the roof and hooked it up in about 2 minutes. Reset the TV and got less channels than the factory antenna. Crawled back up and replaced the old one back on.
I found the satellite inputs on the TT and wondered if it went through a splitter somewhere along the line (which would not work with satellite) or did it run straight through to the tv from the outside panel.
The reason I was looking at other antennas was I couldn't get the local ABC channel the game was on.
Chuck, I have hooked up a satellite dish to the "Satellite In" on the trailer several times - usually when I don't have very good reception on the OTA antenna where I am camped and if I remembered to bring the dish along. Maybe I should leave it in the RV.
Anyway, satellite signals are not recommended to be routed through a splitter and as such the outside jack goes straight to the jack under the living room TV.
I have the Jack Replacement Head on the mast right now and have no worse reception than with the Winegard + Wingman that I removed. I am also not convinced that it is 'better' as in bringing in more signals but it does seem to be less sensitive to signal direction. When it does bring in the signals though it is in beautiful HD ... better than my satellite TV, but there is a reason for that.
I have the Winegard Carryout MP-1 portable satellite dish
which is SD and which I use with my DirecTV SD received from one of my bedrooms. I also have the tripod. The setup works great. In Texas I will get all the stations I get at home, but when I went to California last month I could not get the NBC, CBS, ABC and other Houston affiliates since they were blacked out in the area. The only way to fixt that is to call DirecTV and have then change the service location for the receiver. Needless to say I saw no need for that. I just watched those channels OTA.
As for getting HD satellite, I'd have to get an HD antenna and an HD receiver, and since I am camping I figure the unused SD receiver and $150 SD antenna are just fine.