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I asked this last year about combining OTA and cable in a healthcare facility I work in. To recap, we have Cablevision analog feed coming in to the hospital, with only certain channels. For some reason the clear QAM channels are blocked. But we still have our OTA antenna that gets great signal. At first I was told by this forum I could not combine the 2 since the cable and OTA channels share the same frequencies.
But now that we are post transition and analog OTA is gone I'd like to know if it can still be done. Here in NY Ch 7,11 and 13 went back to its original frequency. So would there still be inteference with Cablevision's analog 7,11,13? Or are they both completely different?
Also, the OTA antenna feed right now sits in the main equipment room where we have a rack of modulators that display hospital programs. These programs play on our DVD player through the modulators on Ch 82,83, etc. The output of all these modulators go into this one big "combiner", I think they had 1DB taps. The output of this combiner then goes to the main feed throughout the hospital.
So can I just hook up the OTA antenna to one of the taps on the combiner? Will that carry the signal throughout the hospital?