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Folks...I'm about to do an install of the new MPEG 4 system at my house, and would like to do a post install using an old C-band post. Could someone please give me info on the following...

1. With the new dish, does it still use the same 1 3/8" post?

2. I need to buy cable...how deep should it be and I assume the cable needs to be rated for burial?

3. The system will have one HR20, a HR10 and another DirecTV Tivo unit. Do the connectors on ALL cables have to be replaced? For that matter do ALL cables have to be replaced to ensure that they are good to 2 gig, or does this apply only to those going to the HR20? I guess I'm asking if I can get away with existing cables/connectors from the multiswitch to the two older receviers.

4. Four DTV lines need to go to one room. There is a fifth RG6 available for this room. Is there any reason cable TV and over the air UHF (for OTA HDTV) could not be combined in this fifth run?

I've done quite a few of the ku band installs but this is my first ku/ka. Any other pitfalls I should watch out for? I've already viewed the DirecTV install video which emphasizes the need for precise alignment.

Thanks!
 
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