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Old 02-25-2017, 09:08 AM   #1
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I'm having trouble finding a TV that is both AC/DC that is compatible with Dish satellite. I know there is a RCA, but the reviews were not great with it. The lesser known brands do not have a code for the dish, that I can find. Has anyone been able to make these work?
Also, how well does an AC only TV work with a plug in inverter?
Is the satellite even possible using the inverter?
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:17 AM   #2
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I went the route of getting a Samsung smart TV and using a small 200W inverter. It works great, and will power my laptop at the same time too, did watching movies on it.
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Art we have our trailer set up for satellite and just use a plain, ordinary 22" Samsung tv. The dish connects to the satellite box via an extra coaxial cable that Escape installed. I also had a satellite box shelf installed, which turned out perfectly I must say, thanks Reace. I pulled an HDMI cable from the back of the satellite box to the tv. This set up works great.

This is the shelf and satellite box.


The top connector is for the satellite dish and bottom on is for the external cable via the Jack antenna.



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Art we have our trailer set up for satellite and just use a plain, ordinary 22" Samsung tv. The dish connects to the satellite box via an extra coaxial cable that Escape installed. I also had a satellite box shelf installed, which turned out perfectly I must say, thanks Reace. I pulled an HDMI cable from the back of the satellite box to the tv. This set up works great.

This is the shelf and satellite box.


The top connector is for the satellite dish and bottom on is for the external cable via the Jack antenna.



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The shelf looks great, do you run your satellite and tv on dc or only use it when plugged in? I had ETI run my cable as satellite ready.
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I went the route of getting a Samsung smart TV and using a small 200W inverter. It works great, and will power my laptop at the same time too, did watching movies on it.
Is your 200W inverter the plug into a 12v plug or hardwired in?
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Is your 200W inverter the plug into a 12v plug or hardwired in?
It is a plug in type. I plan on permanently setting it up to the plugs by the coax outlets, with a switch transfer it to shore power when we have it. I will do this in under the dinette bench, and will likely just install a 12V plug there.
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Art my tv is ac only so we run on inverter or when we have hook ups.


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My main question I guess is does the tv and satellite work ok with the inverter or is there a lot of interference?
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They seem to work fine with the inverter Art. All channels, all the time. The thing I find the most fun is getting the dish locked onto the satellite, sometimes it only take a minute and then there's the other times


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Got the same kind of questions for my soon-to-be-born 17B. Also about how you adapted it to fit the optional arm mount, where you mounted the tv alone (or with arm).

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