Originally Posted by JTN8
I had the same questions when I ordered my 2014 390BH. I ended up speaking to a Forest River tech that does all of their TV work and he said they do not use a video switch box anymore. The two TV's in the main part of the coach (mid TV and cockpit overhead TV) are wired together, so that if your blue ray under the mid TV is playing, it will show HD on both of them. They also have a blue ray in the bedroom and a DVD player on the EXT tv. By having separate players for all TV's, they did not need a switch box anymore but what they did was added a component input under the mid TV that branches off to every TV in and outside the coach (not HD though) so if you have a satellite rcvr, you can hook RCA's from the rcvr to the input and place the TV's on video source 1 and it will show what is on your satellite rcvr. My plan is to plug the HDMI cable from the Blue ray on the mid tv into my satellite rcvr to get HD on my Two Tv's inside and then also have the RCA's go into the input under the mid tv for all my other TV's. Hope this makes sense and helps.
i'm not sure i follow here.. how are the midship tv and the bedroom tv wired? component can be split to multiple tv's. hdmi needs a switch.
if you want the stb to send hdmi to both tv's, i believe you will require a hdmi switch and dedicated hdmi cables to each tv.
if the cabling to each tv is component (red, green, and blue rca connectors for video), then you will have to connect the component cable to your stb. component video can be split. also, you will lose digital audio since component still uses the composite rca audio jacks.
my 2013 290bh has rca composite ran to the 3 interior tv positions via the RCA branded compositve a/v switch (using rca connector cables).
if you want true hdmi to each tv, then you need a hdmi cable to each tv back to the source switch (or to it's own dedicated player: stb, bluray, ps3, etc regardless of where the player is at).
note: RCA vs rca can be confusing... i use RCA is the brand (upper case). rca cables are the analog composite cables that RCA created in the 1940's. these are the analog video and audio that you see as the yellow (video), and red and white (audio) jacks.