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Old 11-20-2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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Cable schematic for Big Sky

Ok I am now lost, I have DTV/HD with a DVR. I drilled and routed two dedicated cables behind the fireplace and up into the entertainment cabinet. (Will post pics later) The DVR works great. My problem is that I can't get a signal in the bedroom from the cable hook-up in the service bay. It doesn't receive regular cable signal even with the jumper in the main entertainment cabinet. That being said it also doesn't receive the DTV signal if I plug a lead from the dish to the service bay. I have been running around with a meter trying to locate a bad cable or connector or short. As far as I can figure is that I am going to have run a separate cable into the bedroom probably up through the closet floor above the pin box. Some one posted a schematic of the cable connections on here a month ago or so but I can't seem to find it. It showed two connection plates in the main entertainment cabinet, one plate had two connections with a jumper and the other had one. The single connector was hooked to the main tv. I believe that the jumper was for routing the cable signal (from the service bay) to the bedroom tv. So far it has not worked at all. The only signal I get is from the antenna because in connects to the amplifier behind the bedroom tv. With or without the jumper the main tv still receives antenna signal. What the heck is the jumper for and where do the leads go?? ... Dave and Betsy
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:01 AM   #2
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Sorry Dave,

Keystone wiring is an enigma, wrapped in a mystery and cloaked in confusion. At least to me.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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Make sure the booster is turned off when using cable or satellite. Kerry
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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Dave, I did as you and ran two coax cables from the dish through the slide wall. The plate with the jumper is the one you need to go to the bedroom, one goes to the service bay and the other goes to the bedroom booster. With an ohm meter you can determine which is which. I then connected one coax to the receiver in the entertainment center and the other to the plate with the coax going to the bedroom, disconnect that coax from the booster in the bedroom and connect to the receiver. The second single plate comes from the booster from the antenna and is hooked to the tv separately. I then ran a cable from the other connector on the double plate which goes to the service center to the cable connection on the tv.
Connected in this manner the service bay connection can only be used for the tv in the entertainment center for cable, however the antenna works for both. Your main tv will have 4 separate inputs, HDMI from satellite, Cable from service bay, Antenna from the booster, and component cables from your DVD.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:18 PM   #5
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Dave, see my post in Improvements, HD receiver - now what. Kerry
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