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Old 06-10-2021, 03:32 PM   #1
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TV connections.

I just bought a new Rockwood 5th wheel. The owners manuals are not very specific to any model. The question I have is about the TV connections. The TV is now hooked to a cable that gets antenna reception. There are also 2 outlets , one says TV /Aux/Sat with the booster button and a green light . Other one says bedroom satellite in. Do I need to use a splitter to hook into the TV/Aux/Sat to get cable? Do I also need to split and hook into the bedroom one too. What about the outside TV jack? I assume itís on the antenna booster as well. Long story short here is why are there 2 additional hookups.
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Old 06-10-2021, 04:58 PM   #2
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Satellite receivers need a direct coax run between the receiver and dish. So one of the connections should be a straight coax cable connection to the outside with no splitters or any other device in between. If you pull the wall plate from the wall (or look behind it some other way), you should see one of the cable tv connectors with nothing but a coaxial wire attached to it. That should be the run to connect a satellite receiver to a connection on an outside wall of the trailer.

The other connection on the wall plate is likely to go into circuit board. The circuit board usually has two inputs. One goes to the antenna on the roof and the other input goes to a connection on an outside wall of the trailer to connect to a cable TV system. When the green light is on, the connection to the antenna on the roof is active. When the green light is off, the connection to the cable TV input connection is active.

There are typically two outputs on the circuit board. One outlet goes through the wall plate to the main TV. The other output on the circuit board behind the wall plate will usually feed a splitter. The splitter will feed the bedroom tv, possibly a radio (antenna), and any outside TV connections.

There usually is not an installed method to feed a satellite signal from the satellite receiver to any of the other TV locations. Normally you would have to get behind the main TV wall plate and do some re-arrangement of the cables back there. You might just have an extra run of coax already installed to the bedroom though which might be just a straight coax cable connection between the "bedroom satellite in" port and a cable tv port in the bedroom. How many cable tv outlets are in the bedroom, one or two?
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:07 PM   #3
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You can use one of these to help determine what cables are going where:
https://www.amazon.com/Jonard-PT-300.../dp/B006962KFW
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thanks I get it now.
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