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Old 12-19-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Adding Dish Satellite on 2021 189DD

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I am new to this forum and looking for advice from 189DD or BH owners. My new 2021 189DD is prewired for TV/Cable with an external coaxial antenna plug. I just bought a new Dish Tailgater Satellite system to use during trips. Is there a modification that must be made to plug in the Dish Satellite and make it work on a TV we added? Plugging the Dish receiver into the TV/Cable prewired plug and using the HDMI from the received to the TV doesn't allow the satellite to connect.

Any help or experience with this issue would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:37 AM   #2
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Do you have a receiver inside?
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:30 AM   #3
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I am wanting to plug the satellite into the pre-wired external cable antenna coaxial plug, plug the Joey receiver into the pre-wired internal tv/cable plug and then plug the internally mounted Joey into the wall mounted TV. The internal plug has a powered coaxial switch marked tv/cable. Is the something in the pre-wired tv/cable plug that prevents the antenna signal getting thru to the Joey receiver?
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Old 12-20-2020, 09:31 AM   #4
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I wanted to mount the Joey receiver inside.
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Old 12-20-2020, 12:05 PM   #5
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Most external cable connectors go to a distribution center that distributes the signal to various other locations.
I would suggest an independent coaxial cable from your satellite directly to the receiver, then you can take the cable out from the receiver to the distribution box. I recently replaced my old satellite dish with a tail gate model. this way I can mount it as normal on the roof, or if I have trees in the way, can take it down and put in another place.
One FYI, I have put a wireless hdmi system on my unit that is working great. the hdmi from the sat receiver goes into the transmitter, then any TV that I have put a wireless receiver(for hdmi wireless system) works great. I got away from the degraded original cabling that was producing poor video quality.
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Old 12-21-2020, 07:35 AM   #6
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the short answer: NO, the term Cable/TV indicates exactly what it's for - the outside signal from a campground CABLE in to your TV.

Satellite signals require a 'two way' powered routing, and therefore most any 'standard' cable/tv wiring will not allow for it.

The easiest way we've all found our satellite signal is the always run a dedicated coax cable DIRECTLY from the antenna to the receiver, however you choose to do that. Some will use a simple open window, others will find a slide seal to rout it thru, or even a roof entry thru a plumbing pipe chase.

If your coax connection on the outside of your RV does not say 'SATELLITE', then no, it's not designed for a satellite signal.
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Thanks for the info. Very helpful.
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Thanks for the info. Very helpful.
X2 -- very helpful and I even understood about half of it! Haha
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:37 AM   #9
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UAHaerospace was dead on target. I bought a ultra thin ghost cable and ran it thru a window. Now I connect to an outside coax plug to the satellite and on the inside a coax directly to the receiver. It worked perfectly.
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Great! glad you got it working! One thing I did was to run a coax cable underneath the dash and through the firewall. I keep it under the fiberglass front cap near bumper area. If I need to take my satellite off the roof, I use that connection as I place the dish somewhere with a good view of the sky.
Forgot to mention that my original coax from the roof comes down into the top cabinets above the driver, then I come down under the front window trim and then under the dash area.
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