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Old 11-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Direct tv receiver in voltage 3895

Has anyone with a 2014 Voltage 3895 installed Direct tv in to their trailer? Wondering where you put the receiver inside the trailer in entertainment center? I just don't see any cabinets deep or large enough for a Direct tv receiver and you cant take out the DVD player as it controls your surround sound. Also receiver must be in line of sight of remote. Help.... Any ideas or modifications? Please share pics if you have any. Thanks
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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One thing to consider, the receiver doesn't have to sit flat on its feet. If you can stand it on edge to fit in the cabinet then it'll be ok.

To overcome the LOS for the remote you can get you a remote extender. What the extender does is basically (with its own IR receiver), relocates the TV receiver's IR receiver to an external location.
I use the extender because the glass cabinet door blocked the signal to the TV receiver. I put the extender's IR receiver on the outside of the glass in an out of the way place.
The extenders come with many options regarding external receivers. I have four but only use two, one for the DirecTV receiver and one for my replacement DVD/Surround Sound system.
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Has anyone with a 2014 Voltage 3895 installed Direct tv in to their trailer? Wondering where you put the receiver inside the trailer in entertainment center? I just don't see any cabinets deep or large enough for a Direct tv receiver and you cant take out the DVD player as it controls your surround sound. Also receiver must be in line of sight of remote. Help.... Any ideas or modifications? Please share pics if you have any. Thanks
Have you gotten your direct TV set up yet?
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I had the Directv version of the Winegard Travler installed and am now putting the Directv Genie in the RV. The nice thing is the receiver is smaller than the old ones and now they offer wireless add on receivers so no need to run wires all over!
BTW, love the Winegard unit, locks on in no time and gets HD Directv!
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I had the Directv version of the Winegard Travler installed and am now putting the Directv Genie in the RV. The nice thing is the receiver is smaller than the old ones and now they offer wireless add on receivers so no need to run wires all over!
BTW, love the Winegard unit, locks on in no time and gets HD Directv!
We really like ours as well. Its been flawless. We also went with the genie. Ive attached a pic of the rack i added to host the main DTV Server and printer. We have the small pucks (clients) at each of the TVs.
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We really like ours as well. Its been flawless. We also went with the genie. Ive attached a pic of the rack i added to host the main DTV Server and printer. We have the small pucks (clients) at each of the TVs.
Can you elaborate on the pucks for each TV? We have genie and would like to stream to our other TV's.
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Can you elaborate on the pucks for each TV? We have genie and would like to stream to our other TV's.
Our system consists of 1 main server located in the garage and 2 clients one located at each the main cabin TV and bedroom. The clients (pucks) are very small measuring 1x6x4". They easily fit into cabinents and are RF controlled. The 2 clients talk to the main server allowing us to view/record different channels simultaneously on each of 3 TVs. To make this happen i had the dealer prior to delivery install 1 HDMI and high quality RG 6 run from each TV to a main controller located behind the main cabin TV. Each one is then coded to the main server. The dealer told me the Genie system would not work. After extensive research and assistance from an independent RV satelite installer Violia!!! The system is proving to be very robust with over 1 year of trouble free operation.
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Heres a shot of main tv storage area. This is the busiest area since hubs for all wiring is located behind this cabinet. Client is velcroed to top of cabinet, below that is the apple TV, below that is HDMI Controller, required to get surround sound on all devices. On bottom is the dish controller. Lot of equipment in one small area.
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Heres a shot of main tv storage area. This is the busiest area since hubs for all wiring is located behind this cabinet. Client is velcroed to top of cabinet, below that is the apple TV, below that is HDMI Controller, required to get surround sound on all devices. On bottom is the dish controller. Lot of equipment in one small area.
NMROPER, I have genie using wingard dish, working perfectly thru the main drop to living room TV. Can't I just get "pucks" behind each additional tv to stream HD to any tv having puck feeding it?
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NMROPER, I have genie using wingard dish, working perfectly thru the main drop to living room TV. Can't I just get "pucks" behind each additional tv to stream HD to any tv having puck feeding it?
Do uou have HDMI cable running to each of the pucks?
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