Going to work on a set up this week using both OTA and QAM.
In my main living area I have a TV using the FIOS local package with QAM. I just pipe the coax into the TV. Now looking for DVR for that TV.
Upstairs is a different story. Outside I have that Fios junction box with a splitter thing going on. Two of the out cables lead into a basement TV that is no longer there and a 1st floor TV which is the one I'm using QAM on. That is an ok setup for me. Just need the main locals for the wife and the extra channels I may get from OTA just not important.
The other two coax cables from that junction box run up the house to the 2nd floor into a wall jack. I have one coax feeding my router and the other coax is into a splitter going to two TV's for when I had two FIOS TV STB's a week or so back. Now with local only package those two TV's have no QAM tuners so no local channels are being found. Going OTA makes sense for those two older TV's and DVR is not important. Going to buy a leaf type antenna and unplug the non internet coax cable and attach that cable to the leaf antenna using a coupler. My thought is by leaving the internet coax alone I don't mess up my internet and by removing the other coax line and coupling directly to the leaf antenna I can see if everything works like I think it would with the splitter to the two tv's. If I can connect and get a good signal with the leaf and my internet doesn't get goofed up I'll then get an outdoor OTA which I will attach using that existing coax line. Coupler shouldn't be needed as the existing coax would feed the antenna directly. I am taking the existing coax line from the junction box that formerly fed a splitter for two STB's and attaching it directly to the antenna. This is what I am hoping will work once I test it with a more portable antenna.
Last edited by jaxstraww; 07-06-2015 at 11:15 PM.