Originally Posted by Tweetjane
In our 2017 FC25 RB, we use our Dish Pathway X1 successfully to see the same program on both our TVs. Can anyone tell me options for viewing independent channels on each TV?
We have a DISH Tailgater with two coax outputs and we use two Wally receivers so that we can watch different channels on the TV's. As stated above, each Tailgater output is a single channel so one output cannot be used for two different channels.
Here's how I did it on our 2017 FC 25 rear bed.
1. We don't use the BlueRay so I replaced it with Wally #1. Feed is from the main output from the Tailgater and plugs into the Sat port. This feed is prewired to the box that holds BlueRay. Pull the BlueRay and replace with the Wally. The Wally slides right in the factory slot that held the BlueRay. HDMI output goes through the factory splitter and feeds both
TV's. Simple set-up that was plug and play, i.e., no mods to the AS or to the wiring.
2. Tailgater output #2 goes to the Cable port just above the Sat port. This feed is wired with the antenna feed and the output comes out of the white plate on the inside of the AS. If you power the white plate, you get the antenna feed. If not, you get the Tailgater #2 feed. The output from the white plate goes behind the interior wall and is split by the factory to feed both TV's. The feed is returned to the dinette TV and the coax cable is attached to the back of the dinette TV. Disconnect the cable and add a splitter. Install a coax cable to the splitter output and reconnect to the TV. When in antenna mode, you can with both TV's the same way you've always done it. Now add a second coax cable to the second output of the splitter and attach it to the Wally #2 input. Then connect Wally #2 to the dinette TV's second HDMI input.
Here are the inputs to my dinette TV:
1. Wally #1 on HDMI1
2. Wally #2 on HDMI2
3. The TV input can be antenna or campground cable if the latter is connected to the Cable port. In this mode, Wally #2 isn't used.
Here are the inputs to my bedroom TV:
1. Wally #1 on HDMI
2. The TV input can be antenna or campground cable if the latter is connected to the Cable port.
Note that the channels available to Wally #2 are limited to those channels on the satellite that Wally #1 is synced to. Not a big deal as 90% of what we watch are on Sat 119. Google it to see the channel listings.
We like this set-up but YMMV, Dave
Edit: DISH just started selling a single room Tailgater and that one obviously won't allow the dual Wally set-up.