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dfddeere

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Posted: 09/02/20 04:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2021 Forest River Surveyor Luxury. I have tried to hookup a Dish Playmate to the outside cable connection but it doesn't play on the TV's inside. Is there a filter on the cable line that keeps the signal from getting to the receiver?

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I am not an expert on this, but my trailer has two hookups, one for the cable, and another for the satellite. I don't know what the difference is, but it works.

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Posted: 09/02/20 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some Sat dishes are powered by the receiver,
They need a direct cable connection to the receiver, no switch boxes can be In the line


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Posted: 09/02/20 07:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Odds are your RV has splitters in the cable coax. Satellite antennas will not work with splitters in the coax. As stated above they must have a direct coax connection between the antenna and the receiver.


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Posted: 09/02/20 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I could never get my portable dish to work when hooked to the cable connection. I had a technician put in a dedicated connection that went directly to the receiver and it worked perfectly.

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Posted: 09/02/20 10:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dfddeere wrote:

I have a 2021 Forest River Surveyor Luxury. I have tried to hookup a Dish Playmate to the outside cable connection but it doesn't play on the TV's inside. Is there a filter on the cable line that keeps the signal from getting to the receiver?


The Dish Playmate is a smart satellite dish that has to be hooked directly to a Wally receiver via coax cable. The Wally is then hooked to the TV via an HDMI cable. Hooking the Playmate directly to the TV get you nothing.

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Posted: 09/03/20 10:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a Wally with a Playmaker dish, if only I would have known a Playmate was available. [emoticon]





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