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Old 06-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Satellite tv hookup

My 19' came tv ready. I'm trying to determine if the installed tv jack (cable and antenna) can be used to hook up a satellite dish and receiver without having to drill a hole and run a separate satellite tv line from the outside. I thought the cable input would bypass the amplifier and wired it from the jack to my sat receiver and then to the tv. No luck. Any ideas?

PS- the Winegard onmi-directional antenna that came from the factory works great! I pull in far more channels than I ever thought I would.

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:47 AM   #2
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There is another thread where the factory hook up is being discussed here
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The stock factory antenna hook up leads directly to the Winegard cover in your unit. There are 2 coaxials located there, the bottom one is "hot" in that both the outside cable and inside antenna lead to it. The top coaxial is not in use. If you wanted to connect your satellite it is available.
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Has anyone tried and had any luck with the Wineguard flat HDTV antenna's? They're pretty inexpensive (but that might be for a reason) ...
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I tried to use one in my Eggcamper and found that the reflectix inside was not conducive to receiving signals, I ended up with the Hide-a-way unit which works great on a 8' pvc pipe.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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We have just received word from Kim that we need to finalize our Build Sheet. One thing we are opting to have installed is a Winegard Satellite Antenna; however, I stopped by Camping World today and, just looking at the box, that antenna looks pretty darn big. Do you know of any photos of the Escape 19 (or similar) that show the satellite antenna installed along with the air conditioner and solar panels?
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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I have the HDTV antenna. Mixed to good results. Use it on my Mac. laptop.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:58 AM   #7
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Do you have the Jack antenna or another brand?
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #8
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Just FYI:

No Such Thing As an HDTV Antenna!
by Eric Gov

Over-the-air (OTA) HDTV becomes more and more popular. For someone who is used to noisy analog TV pictures, it is hard to believe how amazing a quality of HDTV broadcasts can be. In fact, HDTV channels received over the air free of charge often have better quality than the same channels received through a paid satellite HDTV subscription. All you need to enjoy OTA HDTV is a HD television with a built-in HDTV tuner and an HDTV antenna.

Huh? Which kind of antenna?! If you have Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and have never heard about the antenna type called "HDTV antenna", it's not because you were a bad student. HDTV antenna has nothing to do with physics and engineering. It was invented in marketing departments. Marketing found an effective trick to boost TV antenna sales. HDTV is a hot thing these days. Call essentially the same device HDTV antenna, and it sells better. It makes people to believe they must buy an HDTV model or HDTV optimized antenna to watch HDTV broadcasts. This is very far from truth.

You can read the rest of the article here:
HDTV Antenna "NO such thing"
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Very happy with the Winegard antenna

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We have just received word from Kim that we need to finalize our Build Sheet. One thing we are opting to have installed is a Winegard Satellite Antenna; however, I stopped by Camping World today and, just looking at the box, that antenna looks pretty darn big.
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We used satellite and had the Winegard TV antenna installed as a backup. It really pulls in the stations and we like it so much we're jettisoning the satellite. It doesn't strike me as being too big.

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Okay, I'm confused ... sorry (we have cable so these antennas are 'foreign' to me). I know Winegard makes various antennas, but I was under the impression that one needed the Winegard satellite (Road Trip Minimax or Mission) to pull in all the stations outside of local, especially if used with a DISH receiver. If you're not using satellite, which Winegard TV antenna or type are you using (I'm looking at the Winegard site http://www.winegard.com/roof-mounted...as/index.php)? Thanks.
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