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1. No. The AT9 dish uses a larger diameter post than the older dishes.

2. The cable should be rated for direct burial but you might want to consider using conduit. Most residential codes require that any cables be buried below the frost line (about 18 inches or more, depending on your climate and location). You could probably get away with burying it 6" or so but deeper is always better.

3. Solid copper center conductor RG6 is recommended with compression connectors for all cables used in the mpeg4 signal path. Belden 1694A is a good choice but can get a tad expensive. I found it for a good price at Tri-State Electric using google search. You should be able to use your existing cabling for any legacy receivers.

4. I have heard that you can use a diplexer to combine the OTA signal with one of the lines coming off the multiswitch but don't hold me to that. The mpeg4 signals coming off the dish are in the same frequency band as the OTA signals so I'm not sure if they can be combined successfully. If you can run a separate antenna line to the room then I would highly recommend that you do so. There are several threads that discuss this elsewhere in these forums so you might try doing a search to see what you can find.
 
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