I have an older RCA directv box. Not really really old, but its SD, non DVR. Probably bought in 2004 or so.
We have a new hi def TV I have been using just OTA signal for a while with no problems for a while. Last week I decided to use the old DTV box we have running our bedroom TV and use it on the new hi def TV, so that I could get sat tv channels (in SD) and then I could still turn channels and get all the hi def locals.
The problem I have now, with the OTA antenna in the ANT IN on the sat box and just the one coax output from the sat box, I can get the sat signal fine (on channel 3). But I can only get one HD local channel. Channel 17. All of the other channels I just get a message from the TV saying the signal is too weak.
Now if I turn off the DTV box, and leave the TV on, then I get all the channels just fine. ITs as though the Sat output signal is interfering with the OTA signal from the antenna.
Do you guys have any suggestions as to why this is happening or a way to fix this problem? Some sort of signal splitter??
I hope this makes sense. I am battling a cold and the 4 year old hasnt quit talking in my ear since I sat down
Oh, one more thing. The reason I am using the COAX as this sat box is still running the TV in the bedroom. I am just using the coax output to run to the new HD tv. I am just using a remote control extender to change the channels.
Edited by jasona, 19 December 2010 - 11:44 PM.