When we switched to ATSC in the United States I realized, "Hey, there is no VHF low in most areas. Certainly not here." So I put a two port splitter backwards (combiner) on my antenna feed and hooked up a cable box to the other side on NTSC channel 4. We once had a channel 3 and old habits die hard! So now on my Magnavox recorders I get all the OTA channels and a virtual OTA which is actually cable. I have two shows I record on AMC weekly that we may not be present/coherent enough to watch, so it works out perfectly. The one thing that could be a problem is that cable bleeds back into the antenna system. I use a preamp on my antenna and don't believe it is being radiated back to the neighbors. Has anybody else tried this?
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8/11/13 at 10:19pm