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RE: Connecting Winegard Traveler to Dish Hopper

Gentlemen, thanks again for all your replies. Everyone has been so generous with your time and sharing your knowledge. I have spent the last few hours doing more research and, as with many things, it’s more complicated than first thought. Compatibility is a big problem as technology advances so quickly. I found that out in my business once photography went digital. Top of the line camera systems became practically obsolete in 5 years. My 2008 Allegro was one of the last years with analog SD TV’s. Since our RV trips are limited and we spend much of our time outdoors, TV was never a priority and we never upgraded to HD. So for now, a RF modulator would probably be fine if that, combined with the DPH42 , would allow me to use my current setup to view both front and rear TV’s. Tom, you obviously have a LOT of experience doing this. Much of my research was reading your writing on the subject. I’m not clear on how to connect the DPH42 to the dish. The RV Tech who installed my Winegard system has always done great work with attention to detail. He ran one of the lines from the dish to the Winegard box, the second line plugs into the Dish receiver, and the third line is unused. Your wiring diagrams never indicate how the Winegard box is wired, or maybe they do and I’m just not seeing it. Can you please clarify? Thanks! Tim
fotodog 07/06/21 08:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Connecting Winegard Traveler to Dish Hopper

Thanks for the replies gentlemen, but I may not have been clear in my first post. I need a way to connect the Hopper to the video control box. Right now I cannot watch satellite TV on the main TV, much less the 2nd one. The Hopper only has one coaxial connection for the incoming signal, where the old Dish receiver had that plus a “home distribution port” coaxial connection that would connect the receiver to the control box. If the only solution is running new cables in the RV, I might be better off buying an older receiver off Ebay.
fotodog 07/06/21 03:15pm Technology Corner
Connecting Winegard Traveler to Dish Hopper

Hello All, My apologies if this has been addressed, but I can’t find any information with a search. My old Dish receiver bit the dust, and I’m now trying to connect the new Hopper to my Winegard rooftop satellite dish. The problem I’m having is that my 2008 Tiffen uses a control box which connects both TV’s to either the rooftop analog antenna, campground cable, or satellite dish by pressing the appropriate switch, but it only has coaxial connections. With my old Dish receiver, I plugged the incoming satellite cable into a splitter, with one leg going to the receiver and the other leg going to the control box. But the new Hopper only has one coaxial input, so I don’t have a way to connect it to the control box. Do I need a new control box? If anyone has experience with this, I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks! Tim
fotodog 07/05/21 08:20pm Technology Corner
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