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Old 03-10-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Columbus how is the cable and sat wired??

Anyone know who this is wired. I want to run 1 directv reciever in the living room then have it display on all the other tv's. Is it possible???
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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Very basic wiring. From the outside convenience center (CC) to the WINEGARD box at the tv is the incoming cable and sat. There is a second box, labeled SAT, a single connection which should run from there to the bedroom - there are two connections there, tv and SAT. The SAT is the run from the Lvng rm to the bedroom. Use a cable from the sat box to the SAT connection in the Lvng rm then a A/B video switch box to feed the bed rm tv. Works well for us.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #3
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Who do u get sat to the basement?
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:13 PM   #4
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Who do u get sat to the basement?

How not who
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Can someone answer the last question on how to get it to the basement(tv)?
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:36 PM   #6
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You would need to pull your winegard booster switch. You could then remove the CATV coax and run it to a A/B switch, then run coax from your sat box to the other side of that A/B switch. The output from the A/B switch would then go to the back of the winegard booster to the CATV input. Then you could have all tv's with sat. The booster also acts as a A/B switch for CATV and antenna so with the booster off, it outputs "CATV or Sat". Drawbacks are everyone watches the same thing and if your sat box takes over the air stations you would need another antenna for that because you have to leave your booster off.

If you can run coax from the bedroom to the basement you could just put a splitter on the sat line in the bedroom and a A/B switch in the basement...
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Anyone know who this is wired. I want to run 1 directv reciever in the living room then have it display on all the other tv's. Is it possible???
I'm guessing by your avatar pic that you have a 365RL. You can see by my sig, that we do too.

So... here's what I found with ours. It is mislabeled and not wire as you might expect. I posted a write up on this here: Entertainment Wiring Mislabeled?

And it has a wiring diagram that you will hopefully useful.

All that said, here is how we are configured:

We are DirecTV users and here's how we handle it between home and RV.

In the house, we have:
  • SL3 (Slimline 3 dish with SL3 LNB)
  • 4 way splitter (outside, splits dish signal to living room and 2 front bedrooms)
  • PI21 power inserter (provides the power needed for the SWiM LNB and communications to the clients)
  • 2 way splitter (inside to split signal from 4 way outside to DVR in living room and master bedroom)
  • HR34 HD DVR in living room
  • C31 clients in the 3 bedrooms

In the RV, we have:
  • SL3 (Slimline 3 dish with SL3 LNB, same as at home and stays with RV)
  • Non penetrating flat metal base / pole (personal preference, over tripod)
  • PI21 power inserter (provides the power needed for the SWiM LNB and communications to the clients, same as at home and stays in RV)
  • 2 way splitter (inside to split signal from dish to DVR in living room and master bedroom, similar to that at home and stays in RV)
  • HR34 HD DVR in living room (simply unplug from house and move to RV)
  • C31 client in the bedroom (stays in RV)
  • Two RC65X remote controls (same as the 4 remotes in house and these stay in the RV)

(bought the additional equipment for the RV off Craigslist, Amazon and eBay for about $150)

What do we get?
An easily transferred "system" with all the same stuff we have at home, plus our recordings AND local channels. (NOTE - local channels are local to the broadcast market we are camped at. What is important, is that we are able to get as ABC, CBS, NBC FOX etc.

To get the "local"channels (such as ABC, CBS, NBC FOX etc) when we go to a location that is outside our "local broadcast market", I simply call DirecTV customer service and request a "primary service address change" and provide them with the address (or one nearby) of where we are. NOTE - We also instruct them to make the billing address remain at our home address (the reason for this should be obvious). It costs nothing, takes effect immediately and we can do this as often as we need.

When we get home, I call DirecTV and change the primary service address back to our home address.

So, we get all our HD stuff, local (see above) channels and our recordings.


How we aim it:
  • Assemble dish on stand and level it (5 minutes)
  • Turn on DVR and got to the dish aim menu and put in the current location's zip code.
  • Use a hand held compass to set the azimuth of the dish to the setting from the DVR dish aim menu. (couple minutes)
  • Adjust the dish tilt and elevation, using the indicators on the back of the dish mount and the settings from the DVR dish aim menu. (couple minutes)
  • Set DVR to signal strength screen and adjust the azimuth and elevation (alternately) with the incremental adjusting screws until strongest signal is attained (about 5 minutes).
  • Grab a beer and watch TV. (optional)

Cheers!
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we did tried to kook up the satellite in the sat kook up , but since there is splitters the signal is bloked, we had to run the cable through the slide out directly to the tv.
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