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Old 08-29-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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I need advice on switching between sat and cable.

I use a portable DirecTV dish in areas where cable is not available. The dish uses the input connection in the bin where the shore line is stored.

The input from the dish goes directly to the sat receiver and, I run output from the receiver to the aux switch which sends the signal to the TV.

With this arrangement, whoever is watching the rear TV has to watch the same program showing on the main TV.

If connected to cable I have to disconnect input to sat receiver and connect it to the "cable in" connection on the switch box.

This, of course, allows front and back TVs to show different channels on demand.

I've tried splitting the incoming signal between cable and sat so that which ever signal is on the line will be properly processed and displayed on TV.

That however, causes the sat receiver to lose signal from the dish.

Does anyone know of some sort of isolation switch that I can purchase to place in line with the input cable that will either recognize the type of signal and switch automagically or, one that I can manually switch so that I don't have to move cables around.

Or, does anyone know of a better way to get a satellite signal to the receiver and out to the TV?
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I need advice on switching between sat and cable.

I use a portable DirecTV dish in areas where cable is not available. The dish uses the input connection in the bin where the shore line is stored.

The input from the dish goes directly to the sat receiver and, I run output from the receiver to the aux switch which sends the signal to the TV.

With this arrangement, whoever is watching the rear TV has to watch the same program showing on the main TV.

If connected to cable I have to disconnect input to sat receiver and connect it to the "cable in" connection on the switch box.

This, of course, allows front and back TVs to show different channels on demand.

I've tried splitting the incoming signal between cable and sat so that which ever signal is on the line will be properly processed and displayed on TV.

That however, causes the sat receiver to lose signal from the dish.

Does anyone know of some sort of isolation switch that I can purchase to place in line with the input cable that will either recognize the type of signal and switch automagically or, one that I can manually switch so that I don't have to move cables around.

Or, does anyone know of a better way to get a satellite signal to the receiver and out to the TV?
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:13 AM   #3
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You want a diplexer. A diplexer looks like a splitter but it isn't. It will take the common coax feed from your basement's cable TV input and split it. But it will send a high band signal from a satellite dish one way and and RF feed from CATV the other way. You just connect your cable TV jack on the video selector switch to the "TV" port on the diplexer and connect the satellite receiver's dish input port to the "SAT" port on the diplexer. You cabn then plug in either CATV or satellite dish to the basement jack and it will automagically switch for you. Diplexers are available wherever satellite stuff is sold, including Radio Shack.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:46 AM   #4
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OK! Thanks!

That sounds like what I need.

But, let me see if I have it right: The diplexer is inserted inside the coach and on the line coming from the basement input. One side of the diplexer output goes to the (in my case) the aux input on my switch box while the other output goes to the cable TV input on the switch box.

To watch cable and sat at the same time I think would require two cables, one run through a coach window to either the cable input on switch box, or to sat receiver!?
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Freddy, if you're going to use the existing cable inside the coach to run both the satellite AND the cable signals, you need a pair of diplexers. The first one combines the signals going into the coach's cable and the second splits the signal again coming out of the cable so you can connect to the cable and satellite (or aux) inputs on the switch box.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by george henry:
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Amen!

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