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921 with diplexer and separator - need help


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#1 OFFLINE   Andy74

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:05 PM

Hello, currently I have a Dish Pro Plus LNB, hooked up to 811 & 921 (921 via dish separator).
I have a TERK indoor HDTV antenna, but I want to get an outdoor TERK HDTV antenna.

Question - how can I install the outdoor HDTV antenna with diplexer going into the 921?

What I had in mind is this (only concentrating on the feed to 921)
- out of LNB to diplexer (outside) through the wall to diplexer (inside)
- inside the signal out of diplexer goes to the TV-OTA in on 921 (local feed) and the second feed goes to dish separator, dish spearator splits the singal into 2

Will this work?

Thanks, Andy

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#2 OFFLINE   navychop

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:55 PM

First, get a better outdoor antenna, such as one of the Channel Masters. Terk is basically good looking, over priced, under performing "stuff."

What you had in mind is similar to what I've done with my 721, only I use 2 coax to the 721, diplexing OTA over one of the feeds. I believe the sequence you list will work with the 921, but let's hear from some folks that may have done this.

#3 OFFLINE   boylehome

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:13 PM

Andy, I tried my Terk antennas (that connect to the dish) with a DPP44. They don't work with the DPP44 multi-switch. I have no clue if they will work with the DPP Twin. All my Terks worked fine with DP and legacy equipment.

If you have any luck with making it work, let me know. Thanks.

Here is my thread about my question which is similar to yours:
http://67.19.74.172/...ead.php?t=48207

#4 OFFLINE   greatwhitenorth

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:51 PM

Andy, yes that will work, I've done that many times with the DPP Twin and the Terk "Halo" antenna (again, I agree with most people's assessment of it, it only works if you're really close to the transmitters). You've got it exactly right, from the LNB into the Terk (which is a diplexer itself), then inside from the diplexer to the OTA input, and from the diplexer to the seperator.

#5 OFFLINE   Andy74

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:43 PM

Thanks guys for all the help. I will stay away from TERK.

#6 OFFLINE   Jon Spackman

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:12 PM

In terk's defense: they do make some huge outdoor/attic antennas that work good. Huge ones like the TV36 or TV38, but they are full size antennas. The small dish mount and tiny indoor ones basically are low gain and do not work very good.



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#7 OFFLINE   Mike500

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:25 AM

In terk's defense: they do make some huge outdoor/attic antennas that work good. Huge ones like the TV36 or TV38, but they are full size antennas. The small dish mount and tiny indoor ones basically are low gain and do not work very good.



Jon



That's because the large Terks are NOR teally made by Terk. They are made by Winegard in the USA for Terk. The small ones made in China are JUNK.

#8 OFFLINE   oljim

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:29 AM

Forget Terk and diplexers




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