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I got an antenna for my OTA HDTV decoder and luckily the mounting location is right by where my cable enters the house.


What I want to know is can I safely use a combiner/splitter combo to run the antenna signal over my exsisting cable wire? It would save me lots of trouble but I will only do it if it would work well.


Has anyone does this and if so what combiners/splitter will I need?


Thanks.


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MasterK,


If you are talking about Cable TV cable, the answer is no! CATV uses the same frequencies as OTA for 50-109 and 175-216 MHz, plus usually everything else between 5-750 MHz. If you were to connect an outdoor antenna to this you might have some unexpected visitors real soon as this is SHARED bandwidth.


On the other hand if you are talking about DBS, yes there are diplexers available.


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Brian is correct, but.... If you really want to, you can get a frequency modulator that can handle multiple channels and modulate it onto blank stations in your cable spectrum. smarthome.com sells these amongst many other retailers.


The combiner splitter will not work
 
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