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6000 OTA Without a Dedicated Sat signal (sort of)
Posted 07 May 2002 - 12:14 PM
This is good news so you don't have to run a seperate line to the 6000 by adding another dish, multiswitch, cable, etc. Since you won't be doing any tuning on the LNB with this setup, it will work.
I suppose you could also watch the same channel as the other receiver, though he didn't mention that.
Also, when the 6000 is first installed, it would need the cable all to itself so it can download the latest software.
Posted 07 May 2002 - 12:16 PM
I guess they dont want people buying Dish 6000's just to use them as cheep over the air receivers.
Posted 07 May 2002 - 12:45 PM
I have a dish pointed at 61.5 with a diplexor outside which combines the OTA and Dish Signals. Then the diplexor on the inside splits them back out to my Dish 6000 receiver. One cable going to the Sat signal input and the other going to the 8VSB module for OTA HDTV.
Using a regular splitter probably isn't a good idea because there is no DC Blocker to keep the receiver's control from reaching the OTA antenna.
I've had the diplexor setup running for months now with no problems at all.
Posted 07 May 2002 - 01:20 PM
Here's the link.
I use a diplexor as well and have tested my system with and without it and I have not seen any loss of signal quality caused by the diplexor.