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Old 07-09-2020, 10:31 AM   #1
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Satellite Television

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Have a 2020 FC 23fb. It didn’t come with satellite tv, but it did come with a satellite coax port in the same compartment as the coax cable tv port. We’ve watched cable and over the air antenna tv for months but have decided to spring for a satellite. We purchased a Dish brand Playmaker portable satellite and receiver.
Now the problem... we assumed setup would be easy. Connected Playmaker to “sat” port on outside of AS, took cable loose from tv and wall jack inside. Connected new cable inside to wall jack and other end to sat receiver. Connected hdmi cable to receiver and then to tv. Plugged receiver into power.
Picture came on screen to call to set up account, which I did. However, that’s as far as I can get. Dish tech support said it won’t work with supplied sat port, have to hook up tv directly to sat., suggested passing cable thru window or door. Or move tv outside.
Ok, enough with their tech non-support. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:54 AM   #2
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The first time you set up a Dish satellite receiver they like you to hook directly to the back of the receiver. That does not mean you will keep it that way. You do not have to connect to your tv. Leave all that alone. Your SAT connection goes to an unused SAT cable in your entertainment cabinet. Take everything out of the cabinet and look for the SAT connector end. That's what you will plug into the back of the satellite receiver.
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Pull the HDMI cable from your Blueray player and plug that into the back of the sat receiver. Who needs to carry around those disks anyway! If you want to use both, buy a 4 in one HDMI splitter from monoprice.
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Here is the link to the splitter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This will allow you to add an Apple TV or any HDMI tv box of your choice.
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Old 07-09-2020, 12:05 PM   #5
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I'm not familiar with your trailer, but unless there is a connector on the wall plate inside marked satellite, the one connector is for antenna/cable and should be left connected to your TV. In most newer trailers the satellite cable is not connected to anything. You can find it in the cubbyhole where the BlueRay player is. That cable needs to be connected to your Dish receiver. An HDMI cable needs to be connected from the Dish receiver to the HDMI splitter. As mentioned above, if you don't use the BlueRay player, pull it out and use its cable to connect to the Dish Receiver. If you want to use both you need to replace the splitter with a 2x2 or larger switch. It's not rocket science, but neither is it straightforward.

To watch off-air or cable, you need to select ANTENNA on your TV and run a scan for whatever you want to watch, cable or antenna. To watch satellite or BlueRay you have to select HDMI.
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To watch off-air or cable, you need to select ANTENNA on your TV and run a scan for whatever you want to watch, cable or antenna. To watch satellite or BlueRay you have to select HDMI.
Mine is a bit different.
To watch cable, I must turn OFF the antenna booster, select cable in the scan menu. To watch off air, I turn ON the antenna booster, select antenna in the menu and scan channels..
I'm certain both coax's come to the antenna booster, on or off determines which gets sent to the TV. (On selects the roof antenna while off selects the "cable" coax from the outside connection.
Anything in the DVD cabinet will come down the HDMI cable.
The "sat" connection for outside just dead-ends in the DVD cabinet.
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Mine is a bit different.
To watch cable, I must turn OFF the antenna booster, select cable in the scan menu. To watch off air, I turn ON the antenna booster, select antenna in the menu and scan channels..
I'm certain both coax's come to the antenna booster, on or off determines which gets sent to the TV. (On selects the roof antenna while off selects the "cable" coax from the outside connection.
Anything in the DVD cabinet will come down the HDMI cable.
The "sat" connection for outside just dead-ends in the DVD cabinet.
You are exactly correct. I forgot to mention the setting of the preamp switch on the connector panel. My TV has two levels of menu to deal with. Source has to be set to Antenna or HDMI. Then if set to antenna, I have to scan for off-air or cable. I muddied the two selections together.
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Ok, thanks for the advice. It makes sense now. Our problem is that the "cabinet" has the blue ray player inside with a false wall holding it in. When you pull on it it doesn't budge. Are considering asking JC to retro fit space for receiver as we will be there in October at the end of the 5 month trip we are on. Comments anyone?
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