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Old 04-21-2019, 07:28 AM   #1
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Cable & Satellite Routing 2019??

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I am trying to understand how the routing of the outside cable and satellite input connections work.

We only had the AS for a week before sending it back for repair, so not much time to play with it.

Outside there are two coax connections, I've used the Cable to run Cox communications cable signal so I know that works when you switch the tvs from OTA to Cable inputs.

My question is, how exactly does the satellite input on the outside work/connect to the system? If it the satellite input to the receiver, then how do you route the output to the receiver to the tvs in the camper to feed both?

I can't really find a clear answer in all the docs we got with the unit.....or maybe I just missed it somewhere.

Anyone have any knowledge on how the two are setup?

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Old 04-21-2019, 12:01 PM   #2
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Cable for the satellite system should be found behind the blu ray player. It is a direct cable to that location.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:16 PM   #3
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Ok...so if it direct connects to the sat receiver input...how do you send the output to the tvs?
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:50 PM   #4
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There is no special cable to the tv for sat. I disconnect blu ray cable and used it.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:49 PM   #5
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So the blu-ray is HDMI out to both tv's yes?

So you just unplug it and plug it into the satellite HDMI out?

If so, then it makes sense to have an HDMI switcher so it won't need to be disconnected.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:14 AM   #6
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Yes that makes sense but I never could make a HDMI switcher work. So I move the splitter from behind the blu-ray to on top of shelf. Easy to plug and use one or both tv. Country Boy Fix.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:25 AM   #7
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You need at least a 2 - input 2 - output powered HDMI splitter to work on both the front and back televisions for the receiver and DVD player.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:28 AM   #8
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SAT Connection

I bought a powered 4 input X 2 Output HDMI switch. Inputs are Blu Ray, SAT Receiver, ROKU, and spare to connect iPad or other portable. One output per TV. switch comes with remote to do switching if wanted. Be sure to check switch specifications to be sure of signal quality capability. Mine handles 4K signals. Cost about $120 as I recall. In use over 2 years and all works well.
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:20 AM   #9
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I bought a powered 4 input X 2 Output HDMI switch. Inputs are Blu Ray, SAT Receiver, ROKU, and spare to connect iPad or other portable. One output per TV. switch comes with remote to do switching if wanted. Be sure to check switch specifications to be sure of signal quality capability. Mine handles 4K signals. Cost about $120 as I recall. In use over 2 years and all works well.
Do you have a link to what you are using? Monoprice switcher? Something else?

Would rather buy what is known than to guess!

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HDMI 4x2 switch box

This is the HDMI switch box I used. I removed the HDMI splitter that Airstream put undr the BlueRay. On the HDMI switch box, Input #1 is the Blueray, input #2 is the Sat Receiver, input #3 is our Firestick. Output #1 is the lounge TV, and Output #2 is the bedroom TV.. Works Great for us.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B014R...b_b_asin_title
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This is the HDMI switch box I used. I removed the HDMI splitter that Airstream put undr the BlueRay. On the HDMI switch box, Input #1 is the Blueray, input #2 is the Sat Receiver, input #3 is our Firestick. Output #1 is the lounge TV, and Output #2 is the bedroom TV.. Works Great for us.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B014R...b_b_asin_title
Thank you for the link!
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I just put one in my amazon cart thanks.
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I just put one in my amazon cart thanks.
As did I!

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SAT cable can be behind the radio

Although the manual states that the cable will be found under the DVD player. That is not always the case.

In my 2016 International Signature I removed the DVD unit, removed the bottom railing of the sliding plexiglass doors to be able to remove the panel (with the two 110V wall plugs) to get to the cabling behind the radio. I found the SAT coax cable (labelled SAT) in the nest of cables there.

The cable had two strips of electrical tape leading me to believe that the cable was taped to the rest of the DVD cable harness but broke off during installation and remained walled in behind the radio panel.

An alternative to removing the plywood panel between the DVD and the radio compartment is to slide the radio out to get to the SAT cable. But you will need a pair of tools that slide on either side of the radio to unhook it from its metal sleeve; a techician at Jackson Center showed me how that was done -- any shop that installs car radios can do this in a few minutes (or any car radio thief for that matter...).

So if you don't find the SAT cable under the DVD player, don't despair, it's probably in the compartment behind the radio.
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