Originally Posted by JetTech
There's that switching device up near the living room stereo , in the cabinet to the left, that switches between aux and sat (I think...)
It might be a long shot, but did you switch that over? It's a push button next to the coax connector.
I just want to make sure were all on the same page and calling the inputs the same thing.
On the docking station you will have three inputs. Sat, Cable, and Aux. The wiring for the Sat and Aux inputs are the only ones you need to use. They really should be labelled Sat 1 and Sat 2 and are individual runs of Coax from the docking station to the Living Room and to the Master Bedroom specifically for Sattelite installations, These runs are independent of each other.
The Cable input on the docking station runs throughout the rig and is what get the cable signal to the booster behind the living room television. In addition if your remove that booster you will also see that the OTA (over the air antenna) is also connected to the back of the booster. There is a switch on the booster that allows you to turn the amplifier section on for OTA signal and off for Cable signal. These runs of coax do have splitters and deliver that signal throughout the trailer.
Where it gets kind of confusing is the panel in the bedroom has a place for cable/ota and sattelite. Even though they come out of the same panel they are independent runs.
Don't get yourself confused trying to wire in the OTA/Cable wiring into the Sattelite wiring, it needs to remain separate and none of those wires are connected to your swm splitter.
The wire tracing tool was a huge timesaver because even though my guy had done lots of these systems and was able to step me through the logical portion of the install in my head having positive verification that we were on the right coax.
I don't know if it came up but I am using HDMI to go from the sat receiver to the Television.
We did take a small tv into the passthrough and verified that the system was working before we began connecting up to the trailer wiring.