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Old 10-04-2014, 02:22 AM   #21
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Atom Ant, waiting to here from the factory, dealer said they would if they had to, they do it all the time. We all agreed would be better from the factory.
I was using a Sony home entertainment center with multiply HDMI inputs one HDMI out. That signal went to an HDMI splitter with 4 outputs. The 4 outputs feed the 4 TVs. This meant we could watch any of the 4 inputs on any TVs, but all had the same signal. Each location then had there own separate inputs for OTA, additional receceivers, DVDs or whatever.
On you diagram I though the Joey and hoppers were wireless, so why the coax connections and the need for an Internet connections thanks Ian
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Old 10-04-2014, 02:32 AM   #22
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Ian,

If you have an LG smart tv, they fill the role of a wireless Joey. The wired joeys use the existing coax. Hdmi connectors form the joeys to the tv

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Old 10-04-2014, 02:44 AM   #23
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Ken, so do joeys come in both wired and wireless. As for the TVs they are whatever is in the GK and am I no idea....Ian
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:30 AM   #24
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Apparently so. I have read mixed reviews. The LG's in my rig are not "smart" so they wouldn't work. My experience with wireless video is not great so I would opt to use the existing coax in the rig. From what I have read, long runs of hdmi cable can be problematic. I think you're much better off using coax.

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Old 10-04-2014, 11:18 AM   #25
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Ian - don't know how much research you have completed on long runs of HDMI cable. I considered it for the house, but found others experiences varied with many variables. Personally my biggest concern would be interference, as they would most likely be run with other wires.

The HDMI standard doesn't include a max cable run, as it is contingent on cable construction.
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Thanks Andy, I am not concerned with runs less than 40ft and in addition will have a splitter/amplifier to ensure quality of the signal. This system worked very well in my previous coach that was 43ft.....Ian
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:08 PM   #27
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I tried, this morning, to fish an hdmi cable from the tv up to where my receiver is going, but no luck. I don't work well early in the morning, I guess.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:46 PM   #28
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Ian,

My Joeys are wired. They now come in wireless or virtual, but I had already bought mine, and figured as long as I already have cable, I wouldn't mess with wireless.

I don't thing the smart TV does anything for you as far as dish, I think you still need the Super-Joey wireless receiver at each TV to make it work. DirecTV is also wireless.
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Personally,
I don't think you can get a better picture in the redwood than what we get on the LG 55" LED that came in our 38gk... and we used the existing coax with hdmi only from directv boxes to the tv's.

And that's comparing it to a nice setup at home...

and as stated from all 14 or so people it attracted from the surrounding rv's watching college football on Saturday
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Lg has an app that apparently acts like a Joey that eliminates hanging Joey hardware on the remote tv's. http://about.dish.com/press-release/...e-lg-smart-tvs

Both of my LG's that came with the rig are the dumb variety. Excitement was short lived

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Old 10-07-2014, 12:53 AM   #31
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Ken - that is awesome! I didn't know that!

Something to think about for the house even. Our redwood has a dumb LG and two dumb Magnovox. All the smart comes from the blue ray/sound system, but it is LG.
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Brad,
I was looking at one for my outside TV. Most of LG's smart TV's are larger ones and I think I can only get a 32" in the outside (I don't remember for sure) but I know it was hard to find when I was checking them out.

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Ya Ian I know what you're saying (sounds like it was a nice system), but I just don't think the satellite hardware (Dish or Direct) will broadcast streaming to all TVs. It will however broadcast the movies on DVR, movies on a hard drive, and even over-the-air. The Hopper is the master and all the Joeys are slaves and work on a network, so anything one can do, the others can do.

Streaming on ours is actually through the LG blue ray sound system and wifi, and I have another smart blue ray that streams in the bedroom. If I need to stream to the outside TV, I just plug in my little ROKU USB receiver.

I was showing off to the wife and we streamed two Episodes of Breaking Bad at a campsite using my Verizon card. Before the 2nd episode finished my wife got a text that we were 75% into our data allowance, and just that night we used 2GB! hahaha - she started throwing stuff at me so I never tried again . I've never been able to get a good stream off a campground wifi.
We've had good luck with a $50 Netgear wi-fi booster purchased at Staples. Not only does it give us a pretty reliable signal (from a one-bar signal), but it also sets up an encrypted local intranet for us, so we don't have to worry (much) about internet banking or shopping. The signal is strong enough to stream from Netflix or Amazon without frequent buffering. For now, we watch streamed programs on my 30" computer monitor through the desktop computer, but we'll try connecting a laptop to the LR TV directly with the HDMI output from the laptop. That should connect the sound system as well, and it's a lot faster to set up the laptop than the desktop and monitor.
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Thanks for the info on the booster Alan. I've had something like that on my list, but just haven't pursued it. Now I have a place to look

Have you tried connecting to wifi through your LG smart blue ray player in the living room to get amazon - Netflix, etc? You shouldn't need a computer at all.
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Thanks for the info on the booster Alan. I've had something like that on my list, but just haven't pursued it. Now I have a place to look

Have you tried connecting to wifi through your LG smart blue ray player in the living room to get amazon - Netflix, etc? You shouldn't need a computer at all.
Yes, we've successfully connected and streamed through the smart LG TV. Didn't even know we had that feature for the first couple of weeks, and have since given away the Roku box we'd saved from home. That's the Netgear PR2000, BTW. We're about a 100 yards from the RV park office and get their wi-fi only one bar inside, maybe two out on the patio. The booster works well to create a strong local encrypted network, and after setup does not require any computer being on to create a signal, it just has to stay plugged into an AC outlet.
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I don't think you can get a better picture in the redwood than what we get on the LG 55" LED that came in our 38gk... and we used the existing coax with hdmi only from directv boxes to the tv's.

And that's comparing it to a nice setup at home...

and as stated from all 14 or so people it attracted from the surrounding rv's watching college football on Saturday
Even my Dish setup at home has coax from the dish to the receiver. On both my satellites, there are only coax connections inside the dish. My picture is perfect in my RW with their coax to my receiver, and them an hdmi cable from the receiver to my tv.
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