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Old 04-21-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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Trying to connect Dish Tailgator

We own a 2009 Damon Daybreak motorhome and recently purchased a Dish Tailgater satellite system. I am trying to figure out how to connect it to the existing cable connections and operate it through the control panel in the coach. The problem is that the dish converter box has only an HDMI port and the control box in the coach is only se up for coax. I can connect the converter directly to the HDMI port on the TV but then must run the cable to the dish antenna through an open window. There is no such thing as an HDMI to coax connection converter, so I need to find another method of hooking this thing up. There are two cable connectors located in the storage bays of the coach that are wired to the control box inside the coach.
Has anyone dealt with this and if so, how did you solve the problem?
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:06 PM   #2
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Could one connection be for Park service and one for Satellite?

Good info:

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f17...tlet-1344.html

Inside my cabinet, I run coax to DISH box, DISH HDMI output to inside tv, DISH coax output to RF Converter back to cabinet coax distribution for the two tvs.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:38 PM   #3
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Could one connection be for Park service and one for Satellite?

Good info:

http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f17...tlet-1344.html

Inside my cabinet, I run coax to DISH box, DISH HDMI output to inside tv, DISH coax output to RF Converter back to cabinet coax distribution for the two tvs.
One of the jacks may be for satellite but I don't know how to determine this. My DISH box has only an HDMI output, no coax. This is the problem. I only have one TV to date, so an extra connection isn't an issue.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:44 PM   #4
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On mine, I have a outlet in the basement for both cable and Sat. I run the coax from the Tailgater to the Sat connection there is an out let in the tv area that I run the Coax from there to the Sat receiver. From the receiver to the tV I run the HDMI I have an 07 Fifth wheel
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