Ive looked at the post to rewire satellite at the switch plate but it looks like the way it was done the only tv to get satellite feed would be at the switch plate. What else needs to be done to split that feed to work in bedroom also? thanks
There are several ways to do it. Winegard recommends the diagram below.
Making the connections the way Winegard recommends does not require adding any coax connectors to the wallplate.
Note that this assumes your front TV is connected to the coax connector on the front of the wall plate. If yours isn't, there should be a splitter in the line labeled "To second TV" that will send the signal to both the front and rear TVs (if you have two TVs).
What Winegard calls a "power supply" below is the wall plate with the antenna booster switch and LED showing when the amplifier is on.
If you still want to be able to use the external cable in for both cable TV and the external dish just add an A/B switch to switch the incoming coax from the sat receiver "sat input" to the sat receiver "TV input".
One thing not shown in the diagram is using the RCA type connections or the better quality "component" type output or the HDMI (best) output between the sat receiver and the TV.
That will yield a much better picture with no interference from any local channels. You have to select a "video in" with your TV menu instead of using channel 3 (for example).
Newer satellite receivers don't have a coax output so you will have to use HDMI or component connections.
If you have a video distribution box that will have to be taken into account.
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I had been looking at the mod linked by Sandia Man and that raised my questin. After looking at the diagram from Winegard the light bulb came on. I can do the switch plate mod with the windgard diagram and use jumper on outside of switch plate for cable or use the same coax jacks in mod and hook up sat reciever in and out for sat. The factory Windgard splitter can split signal after coming out of sat reciever but not before.