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Old 03-07-2018, 12:36 PM   #21
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Bingo....Dual LNB gives you enough power to get the Steiner Multi-switch to actually switch to the correct frequencies for Sat signals. Thanks for the link!
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:26 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the replies!

Couple of things..I am going by the Fiver tomorrow and will post what kind of splitter I have.

Also...I am using the Direct TV Dual LNB Slim Line Dish ( SWM) with no luck using Fiver wiring. I can hook up through the window and it works great. I want to rectify that to hook into my Convenience Center.

It sounds like Keystone replies are pretty much smoke screens and not solutions.

I will be staying in the Fiver for a week at the end of March and will have time to tinker around to see if I can get it solved. Again thanks for the replies, and I do agree at the price we pay for these campers this shouldn’t be happening.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:50 AM   #23
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Cable problems

You can use a multi meter or telephone toner trace connections out, something might not be connected correctly
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:55 PM   #24
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I have the same problem with my Living room TV. Gets NO signal from the roof Antenna. The bedroom and outside TV works fine from the roof antenna.
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:05 PM   #25
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I changed the two ends of the cable with no improvement. Is there a splitter somewhere in the line? WHERE is it located? Help, thanks
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:32 AM   #26
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We found one splitter in the cargo bay ceiling right next to the convenience center. Then there is another diplex splitter behind the entertainment center cabinet switchplate. At this point, I think we are going to put a direct line through to avoid the prewiring entirely.
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:48 PM   #27
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Does the Satellite plug behind the TV work on Satellite? If you haven't tried that, maybe they wired or marked the wall outlets backwards. And on older units they had a sort of 1 foot jumper coax that went from the wall to another jack on the wall. Sometimes those were hooked up wrong too.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:33 AM   #28
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We just parked for 5 weeks in Fla.
same problem as everyone else here.
Have a Pathway X2 dual LNB automatic dish, works fine direct wired but no other combo works.
The off air all works fine on all TV's (after i had to tighten every connection) and is connected to the correctly labeled fitting.
Have time to figure it out now that we set up for awhile.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:24 PM   #29
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Dish Playmaker works

Not that it solves the OP problem but on my 2018 3560RL, the Sat input works fine with my Playmaker. I did have to figure out that the top connection goes to the Family room, would not work on the bottom sat connection in the Convenience center.

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Old 03-29-2018, 07:50 AM   #30
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This is how we resolved the problem: there was no solution for us but to run a single piece of RG6 from the power inserter which feeds into the satellite receiver (indoors) to the convenience center hub. We are in a front living room floor plan, and so we discovered an opening for wires under the slide out sofa above the convenience center. We fed the RG6 through that opening, ran a generous length under the sofa; and from there into the entertainment center cabinet. The convenience center backside is accessed by removing the cargo area wall (screwed in). The other end of the wire was now visible in the ceiling of the cargo area; we ran it in parallel with other wires going to the walled divider and secured with wire ties. We removed a short length of cable (that connected the port to the first splitter) and connected the other end of our new cable to the "SATELLITE" port.

It works PERFECTLY now. The splitters and convoluted wiring ARE the problem. Oh, and we use a carryout Winegard G2+.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:04 PM   #31
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I have a regular dish and it doesn’t work either when I use either of the two satellite ports. This is so frustrating! Why have ports there if they’re not wired to send a signal to the TV? Crazy!
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:59 PM   #32
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You can spend hours tracing wiring and removing splitters in your rig or you can run a dedicated cable to your receiver. I removed my splitters and got the connection in the convenience center to work and then discovered it would no longer work for cable connection in a park or for OTA.

Once I ran a dedicated cable and reconnected my splitters everything works well.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:08 PM   #33
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I have a 2018 3920FB and could not get the satellite dish to work properly. I was not getting all the channels. I ended up hooking up a splitter from dish in the convince center to both satellite ports. I now have all channels. Have no idea why that worked.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:57 AM   #34
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In my new (19) 3791RL, here's how it works:

Both SAT inputs come in to the above mentioned Steiner splitter (red, black). The CATV input (gray) comes in, goes to the Winegard unit in the bedroom, then back out to the splitter (gray). Three white cables exit the splitter - bedroom, living room and outside entertainment center.

At the far end of each of the white cables is another splitter - 1 in, 2 out. One is labeled SAT, the other CABLE/ANT.

The frequency for cable is 47-862MHz. The frequency for SAT is 950-2150MHz. (Per the label in the Steiner splitter.) It is (presumably) decoded at the device end (TV, set-top box, etc.) correctly.

I don't have satellite, so no big deal for me. However, I do have internet via cable. Problem is that if I want to watch local TV (using the Winegard amplified antenna), it knocks out the cable signal. So I'm debating how to deal with that. Short term, I'm going to dedicate the coax to the living room to Comcast (via barrel connectors), and the bedroom will still have antenna.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:15 AM   #35
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The 'splitters' in the coach connections are really 'diplexers' (a passive device that implements frequency-domain multiplexing; 2000-era tech). The product details for these devices point out that they work for Dish. They were used by Montana to reduce wiring by 50%. They work fine with DirecTV SD antennas, but not with my DirecTV 3LNB HD antenna. I was able to reach the cabling easily from the storage bay, and re-did it to allow whatever combo's I want. I only switch between air/cable and satellite on my living area TV, so I'm going to try a coax switch there to avoid swapping connections behind the TV. The latter only takes a few seconds, and I can live with that if I have to. Is anyone aware of a diplexer that works with DirecTV 3LNB and air/cable?
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:25 PM   #36
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..The 'splitters' in the coach connections are really 'diplexers' (a passive device that implements frequency-domain multiplexing; 2000-era tech). The product details for these devices point out that they work for Dish. Is anyone aware of a diplexer that works with DirecTV 3LNB and air/cable?
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Nope and they don't work for HD Dish either.
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