Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Brands and Products > Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2018, 10:53 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane29M
State: New York
Posts: 5
THOR #5338
Seiki TVs and DISH satellite

Thinking of buying a DISH Playmaker Portable Satellite TV Antenna. We have those marvelous Seiki TVs that Thor buys at the Dollar Store.

Anyone have an experience with this combination?

Bob Crocker
Navicula
Hurricane 29M
__________________

__________________
Navicula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2018, 11:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
TurnerFam's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Palazzo 33.3 34'bunkhouse
State: Alabama
Posts: 1,830
THOR #4735
you shouldn't have a problem... do they have HDMI? if so, that's what you'll want to connect them to the Dish receiver. If not, then you'll use SD via a coax cable, easy. Make sure, though, as some new receivers may only have HDMI outputs.

are you wanting to only watch Dish channels on ONE tv? if so, the playmaker will provide a single satellite signal. If you want a choice to watch channels on two different TVs, at the same time, then get one of the other similar units that have TWO outputs, one to each different tv's receiver.*

*the secondary tv will have a signal for channels that are only from the satellite that the Main receiver is tuned to, more or less, which is why you see the wording such as 'supports' two receivers, or 'supports' multiple receivers. The second receiver on this portable antenna will be limited to channels, but it's still a good option once you get to know how to use it.

Of course, a single receive CAN be just as good, especially if you don't need multiple tvs watching different channels at the same time, as you can easily move your receiver from the bedroom to the outside tv area, etc., and easily set it up there during the day, and move it back during the nighttime watching. We did that this weekend during the 'mothers day' Players Championship, as some folks wanted to see it while we all sat outside.
__________________

__________________
the Turners
'14 Palazzo 33.3 bunkhouse 34' diesel
KingTailgater2 Dish HD, 100w/5a SOLAR, BlueOx
100,000+mi since '14 - US, Alaska, Canada.... was WC Georgia, then W NorthCarolina, now Lacey's Spring, AL : )
TurnerFam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2018, 11:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 29M
State: New York
Posts: 148
THOR #8264
The tv should not make a difference as you will connecting with an hdmi cable between the dish reciever and the tv. Mine is connected with the reciever going to an input on the hdmi switch box. That way it feeds all of my tvs at the same time.
__________________
PNTR10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2018, 11:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Gemini 24TX (2017)
State: California
Posts: 1,258
THOR #5821
We have the SWM3 direct system running to 3 of the Seiki's which work fine with the satellite HD.
__________________
Laco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37KT
State: Michigan
Posts: 276
THOR #2628
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laco View Post
We have the SWM3 direct system running to 3 of the Seiki's which work fine with the satellite HD.
We have the same setup, great picture on all 4 TV's. No issues but we have direct TV. Guy came out to our home set up the RV box and reprogramed the remotes to control the TV and sound bar. When we are not RVing we have direct TV turn off the RV boxes so we don't pay for them.

KC
__________________
2015 Challenger 37KT
Progressive Industry EMS-HW50C, Winegard Trav'ler Sat dish, Magnashades, 5 star tuner, lots of indirect lighting.
KCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
satellite install

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 10:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×