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OTA Antenna Hopper setup

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#1 OFFLINE   barlytek


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

I did a search of the forum but couldn't find my answer so sorry if its already been covered. My house is about 9 yrs old has the standard contractor pre-cabled wiring. I currently have an ota outdoor antenna which is being sent to rooms of the house by use of an amplified splitter. I am considering signing up for a hopper , 1 joey and a ota usb module on both receivers. Can the dish system use the same cabling the ota antenna is currently connected to? I have yet to see a wire diagram for the hopper showing an ota antenna setup. Would the cable be split behind the tv to go to both the ota module and the receiver?

Thanks in advance for the help,

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#2 OFFLINE   garys


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

No, the installer will have to run all new coax, at least for the Hopper as it will not work with combined signals of any type. The current coax may be combined to use with the Joeys.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

Also, the OTA module is only for the Hopper... You can watch OTA from the linked Joey... but the Joey will not have its own OTA module/tuner.

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#4 OFFLINE   barlytek


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

Thanks! that's the info I needed

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