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bennefim

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Posted: 11/07/21 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there a better replacement for the old bomb or there a better wiring configuration to remove the bomb?

Or, can Ethernet or hdmi cables replace the coax?

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There are alternatives that work with Ethernet or HDMI But alas you also need the ability to switch coax around from either the park cable or over the air antenna


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There are various options like HDMI over coax. The trend for TVs seems to be more input connectors and just eliminate most cables with wireless. Like cell phones hot spots. Sat dish works accross the country.


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You need to maintain the coax connections to provide OTA TV reception as well as most campground Cable connections. So the question becomes what else do you want to do? Satellite TV? Fire TV? Other connections?

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Ca traveler, I agree tv is moving more and more to wireless or streaming. If we had good WiFi’s at all locations, that would be the fix. Of course we don’t. Maybe cell companies will make 5g internet more readily available via phones or hotspot devices.
Until then...............

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Not sure 5G is the answer. My understanding is short range and hence more transmitters doesn't sound like it will be in many CGs for awhile. HD video requires a lot of data unlike video for a phone. And cost?

We cut the house cords, use cell phones, hot spot and DTV. Easy to move the DTV receiver from house to MH along with it's recordings.

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I have no idea what a "box of many buttons" is or what it does !

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

I have no idea what a "box of many buttons" is or what it does !

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This is a BOMB,(aka:"box of many buttons"):
https://www.amazon.com/Magnadyne-VCS-10-Switching-antenna-satellite/dp/B00SWGSESO/ref=asc_df_B00SWGSESO/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=194024095585&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14571877448963429381&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019129&hvtargid=pla-307377446536&psc=1

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

I have no idea what a "box of many buttons" is or what it does !


I too was in the dark, I'd never heard of this.

Seems it's a RV term for a video distribution switch, the only references I found for it online were in other RV forums:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f53/box-with-many-buttons-360849.html

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CA Traveler wrote:

Not sure 5G is the answer. My understanding is short range and hence more transmitters doesn't sound like it will be in many CGs for awhile.

5G low-band (600-700MHz) tower can cover hundreds of miles with speeds from 30-250 Mbps.

I have a T-Mobile 5G mid-band (3.5-3.7GHz) internet connection which has a range of several miles, and speeds up to 800 Mbps. Close to the max. speed I've experienced about 2-miles from tower.

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