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Dish and Comcast internet
Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:04 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:21 AM
Their cable comes in at the street penetration with the electric and goes directly to my cable modem, one run, that's it. My Dish stuff runs through a new penetration to my home distribution location. Never the twain shall meet.
Sometimes I update the Dish Network FAQ
AT200, Hopper/XiP813 via HDMI & 360 via VGA to basement 42" Westy and both via Comp-over-Cat5 to living room 42" Vizio with an Apple TV, Joey to Toshiba 32" LCD with a Logitech Review. You want fries with that? Pull up to the 2nd window.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:30 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:45 AM
The new service that Echostar is providing is not Hughesnet. It is suppose to start in the next few weeks and is aimed at rural customers at first.
It started a couple of months ago, but it really doesn't apply to this thread
HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:51 AM
If your house is in the construction phase, have the electrician run a pair of RG6 to all rooms from a central point near the power entrance/ house ground. Since it is a 'new' house, I would assume there will not be a tree problem for the dish location which should be as close as possible to the power entrance for easy grounding to the common house ground.
Since Dish has been so reliable I haven't had to use the limited basic cable but do have it running to my PC area and my primary TV area. I wanted to see if it was possible so I diplexed the Dish and cable on one coax to the back bedroom. Works fine. I did add a small 4 output amp to drive the cable signal since I was running it all over the house too.
Brian...reporting from the left coast
2 Hoppers,1 Joey, 1 VIP211K active receivers
I still believe in magic !
Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:04 PM
I have COX Cable for Internet only. No additional fees, in fact no franchise fees or other quasi-taxes that they would otherwise charge for cable and/or telco service. I have a service called "Internet Starter". They do not advertise it on their web page because they want everyone to pay for additional bandwidth. If all you do is surf the net and can live with a DSL quality speed you can get the service for $28.99/mo.
Many cable companies sell internet without TV. There is typically an additional fee, since they tend to build the cable installation/maintenance cost into the TV part.
I think the simplest installation would just keep it all separate. ie: if they don't share any wiring, then there's not much to mess up or any fingers to point. eg: the internet can connect to a router, and never see any Dish or interior TV wiring.
In case you were wondering, my telco service stinks as far as getting broadband (even my dial up speeds were terrible). I'm too far from the CO to get anything above basic DSL which would be $20/mo. The Telco (at&t) wanted $200 to install since I don't directly subscribe to their POTS service. I said no thank you and got COX instead.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:05 AM
If either company should 'purposefully' mess up the other's installation, there would be severe repurcussions. I don't think it's a worry.
Make sure they install separate cables.