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Old 11-05-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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Satellite receiver install help

We did a trade in with our 2005 30' classic for the 2016 26u...wow, the new features Airstream added are great, but the user manual is not much help re adding a sat receiver. Manual states there is a satellite coax cable pigtail in the front roof locker under the blue ray player (they could not just leave it out??)...OK so I take that apart, connect sat coax to sat receiver, then...? hdmi out from sat receiver to splitter, (there is an hdmi 1x2 splitter) splitter hdmi cables out to the 2 tvs, but how does the blue ray fit back in? Do I need another splitter?
Thought it would be fun to play with having satellite (already have Direct TV in home), but if its too difficult will not bother, as we have gone all these years just fine without the added technology . Any tech wizards out there?
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:06 AM   #2
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You need another splitter. At least a 2x2. I have a 3x4, overkill on the output side but the third input allows me to leave an iPad connector hooked up for movies.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thanks...alternatively, since use would be minimal, could I unplug the blue ray and use the sat box in its place if all we wanted was sat tv?
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:31 PM   #4
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Sure. Just a pain because the typical installed HDMI splitter is underneath the bluray/shelf thing and not easy to do.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:10 PM   #5
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I used a 2x4 splitter on mine that allows me to spilt between blue ray or sat on front and back TV's, or cable if I have it at a campground. You could just use the 1x2 splitter if you move it out of the blue ray box and swap HDMI cable but that's kind of a pain. Various spitters available on Amazon.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:27 PM   #6
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This is what we've done on two 30' AS. I take the cabinet out and change it to a three two sided shelf. Two sides hold it up, top part is for the Blue Ray and the Sat Receiver. Our Sat antenna has a connection box which must be on and searches for the Direct Satellites. I connect the AS coax into this antenna search box, then out from that into the Direct box. Then from the direct box into the AS supplied HDMI splitter, into the IN, which is the side with only one HDMI.

I use the same HDMI for Blue Ray and Sat, just unplug from one and into the other. No switch box etc. Pretty easy set up and we use a remote antenna. Had a fixed roof mount on the previous AS, but one will not fit on our 2015 with all the stuff we have up there. Two AC units, two solar panels and the raised roof is an issue. May in the future use one of the skylights and mount an antenna there.

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Old 11-05-2015, 02:48 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, you all were a huge help.
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:53 PM   #8
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We have a new to us 07 Classic with Sony Bravia TV. Not being successful in hooking up Dish satellite, not getting signal from satellite. Pretty sure we're hooked up correctly, even by passed exterior hookup and hooked dish directly to receiver, followed Dish suggestions . Is there something special about this trailer that I should know about? This system has worked well on 2 previous Rv's.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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Anyone install Direct TV Sat. tailgater style in a 2015 FC FB? Thanks, Don
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