Originally Posted by phildaant
Are you saying the previous coax cables (and their heads) were only designed for Dish service? I thought coax cables were compatible with all TV services (OTA, cable, and satellite). Crap if they are not designed for OTA.
Although strange that the weak rooms started working nicely after getting two new Samsung HDTVs (55" and 20"), changing a couple short coax cables outside of the coax outlets, and moving Zeinth+CRT TV to the farthest room in the house! We will see if they will remain strong and stable in the future! That just doesn't make any sense. It can't be the splitter since we went back to that GE brand after RMS brand's two ports showed the same results and retested (still weak).
Just in case, where can we get good installers in/near Los Angeles/L.A. area assuming to avoid Best Buy's
That's not what I'm saying at all - the RG6 cables (and their connectors) are about the only thing from the previous Dish setup that you CAN use The switches / diplexers/etc unique for Dish are NOT usable for OTA.
Baiscally - we're saying you need to strip all other fittings except the cable completely out, and start building from there - check each cable run for acceptable OTA reception. Once each TV is working when connected to the antenna - THEN you can start worrying about splitters / distribution amps, etc.
In Short -
Step 1 - remove ALL Dish / DBS related pieces that connect 2 or more cables together
Step 2 - get adequate reception from the antenna to EACH TV with no splitters/ whatever
Step 3 - figure out what you need to put in to get OTA reception to each TV AT THE SAME TIME.
Step 3 will probably be the hardest
Keep us posted - there's alot of experiance here - ask if you have a question...