DIRECTV hook up for my 2005 SeaRay 420

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  1. Punkpilot

    Punkpilot New Member

    2
    Jul 7, 2019
    2005 SeaRay 420 Sundancer. Raymarine e127 touch.
    8.1S MerCruiser Horizon
    Hi, have any of you had experience installing a DIRECTV box in your 420. I am looking for a splitter or somewhere to connect the box for the main salon drop down TV. Location would be great. I haven’t found it yet.

    Thanks
     
  2. hynespa

    hynespa Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    157
    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    Hey @Punkpilot - I have the exact same boat as you. The splitter is located behind the AC/DC fuse panel right next to the stairs and above the triangle shaped storage compartment. If you remove the glass door from the fuse panel there are two Phillips head screws than that are at the top of the fuse panel. If you take those both out The entire panel will swing forward and down giving you access to the area behind it where the splitter is located.
     
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  3. Punkpilot

    Punkpilot New Member

    2
    Jul 7, 2019
    2005 SeaRay 420 Sundancer. Raymarine e127 touch.
    8.1S MerCruiser Horizon
    Thank you! You are correct that’s the spot. I was going to replace all the TV’s myself and then Realized I needed to run an HDMI cable to each one of them. Time for the pros $$$
     
  4. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    You can run cat6 to your TVs & use these or something similar:

    https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-HDMI-Extender-Ethernet/dp/B00OZV04BK

    That's how they ran a bunch if TV's at a few of our locations with the sat boxes in one central location. One note, these require 120 VAC power. The cheaper ones need it at both ends. The more expensive ones (~$150) use it at the proximal end & send power through the cat6 to the receiving end.
    In my boat ('97 330 DA) I ran a coax to the cockpit & split the signal out of the controller sat box (mine is NOT HD). This way the cockpit & master bed shared a box. I then ran a line into a signal destacker (my box received a stacked signal, home receivers are unstacked) and ran a coax over to the cable outlet for my mid cabin. I use a home receiver there. Running the lines was pretty easy. Good luck!
     
  5. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    We use Balun's in our house for years. Been pretty solid, worked well. Not sure about the brand we use.
     
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    I have a coax encoder that will take the HDMI output and put it on a TV channel. You then hook up the output to the coax. If all the TV s have receivers you can just hook up the coax and tune to a channel and watch.

    -Kevin
     
  7. hynespa

    hynespa Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    157
    Jun 7, 2010
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-VD-8.1 S HO MerCruiser (T-420 hp)
    I ran HDMI and 12v to each TV as a DIY project. The easiest was the rear stateroom and the hardest was the master stateroom.

    Here are some links:

    Guest / rear stateroom: http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php...vd-players-2005-420-dancer.23050/#post-987171

    Salon TV: http://www.clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/420-da-thread.1273/page-62#post-1000978
     

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