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Does anyone know if it would be possible to bring two separate OTA antenna feeds into a Dish6000/8VSB STB? I currently have all my UHF digital channels going into the STB module, but one channel is VHF, so I was thinking of running the two VHF & UHF antenna wires into an amplified splitter with a A-B switch, and then into the STB so I would get the Dish hi-def mode and integrated channel menu. I'd then simply use the A-B switch to flip between either the UHF or VHF antenna feed. Would this work? Any other ideas/comments?
 

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That will work just fine! In the Chicago area we have a problem of all the channels expect PBS are transmitting a digital channel but our local CBS can not transmit because their channel 3 interferes with cable boxes in the area of the transmitter. CBS has to (until they build a new transmitter) broadcast the digital signal over AT&T cable. So we have to use a A/B switch to go from the OTA antenna to cable to get the CBS digital feed. It works like a charm!


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Originally posted by mds54:
Does anyone know if it would be possible to bring two separate OTA antenna feeds into a Dish6000/8VSB STB? I currently have all my UHF digital channels going into the STB module, but one channel is VHF, so I was thinking of running the two VHF & UHF antenna wires into an amplified splitter with a A-B switch, and then into the STB so I would get the Dish hi-def mode and integrated channel menu. I'd then simply use the A-B switch to flip between either the UHF or VHF antenna feed. Would this work? Any other ideas/comments?
You could combine the 2 OTA feeds. You can get a cheap VHF/UHF combiner from Radio Shack... looks like a splitter (for 2 coax lines). This way you can bypass the A/B switch and get all the channels all the time.
 
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