The signal comes from the dish into the STB via coaxial, and it leaves the STB via coaxial. There is no other option. It enters my Mag via "ANT IN." There are no complications. The dish does not have a "mini-dish" for local channels, or anything like that. One dish, one signal through the STB to the Mag. I have an HDMI connection from the Mag to the TV (a new Sharp DivX HD). Do I NEED to use the coaxial connection for pass through? Can't the TV signal pass through the Mag to the TV via the HDMI connection?
Wajo: As of yet, I am not trying to record programming from my Satellite feed. I don't think recording is the issue, in fact. I get .AVI and MP4 files from the states, and burn them to disk on my computer. Then I watch the shows on my TV. By tweaking the HDMI settings, I think I have solved (or improved) the picture quality issue.