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Old 12-28-2014, 09:00 PM   #21
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The sun is slowly setting on the whole satellite video thing. We are still direcTV customers at home, and probably will be for some time yet. But we have never been tempted to install one of the unwieldy satellite systems in our rig. It makes so much more sense to concentrate on the best possible WAN Internet capability. It isn't perfect yet, but it is the future.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:27 AM   #22
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...Apparently the new King Jack has its amplifier wired into the sequence at a different location than the old antenna... my husband did this work so I am not clear on the technical details. But I do know that he did not like the arrangement so he spliced a cut-off switch so the amplifier could not parasitically bleed the coach battery even a little bit. The new cut-off switch was installed in the upper closet panel; pic attached ....
This sounds discouragingly unwieldy as procedures go, so I perhaps should have noted that our original system had been a 110 volt arrangement in which my husband had to surgically remove a transformer because we switched to a 12 volt DC television. The original system did not make a lot of sense in the way it was laid out, perhaps owing to the age of our vehicle. Not everyone who wants to go with free-over-the-air TV will need to go to these lengths.
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