|2009-07-19, 12:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Setting up dish to take camping with Bell 9242PVR
We have a Bell 9242 PVR set up at home. We want to take this in our RV, but when a friendly technician offered to do this for $180 I thought that a bit high. I have a newish Bell dish that has one LNB. The technician was going to use that dish and add 1 more LNB. He was then going to put in two SW-21 (I think, but they were $35 each) that combined the two feeds. We plan on really only having 1 TV in the RV, and wonder what I can do to make this work? I currently have the Bell dish with 1 LNB with two output cables both labeled SAT 91. If my comments / questions seem raw, its because I am a newbie (but tech junkie)...
Can I just use the 1 LNB dish to make things usable? What is needed to record / watch?
Can I use any coax cable to connect to the LNB's 2 outputs (they were cut off) or are these special cables?
My RV only has one input plug on the wall, so can I use those switches if I find them cheaper to "make do".
Should I take the Power Inserter with me?
My PVR doesn't seem to like 1 input only, would this be hard on it?
Remember the 9242 PVR has 2 inputs, so could I split the signal into the 2 inputs on the receiver and have the second one as record only?
Last edited by dcinbc; 2009-07-19 at 12:55 AM.