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I own a Dish 6000 with OTA module. I need to combine the OTA signal from ch 31 with the other network feeds from cable TV channels 2 - 14. I would also need to filter out channels 2 - 13 from the OTA as they conflict with the cable TV signal of the same channels.


What is the best way to setup my system? I am currently using a manual A/B switch. Are there filter and diplexer methods I could use. I tried a Philips Diplexer, but apparently it filters out antennae frequencies on the "satellite" input. Any help would be appreciated.


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I am afraid I will run into this same problem when I get my 6000. The last solution given sounds simple enough, but my problem is even more complex, because I have a tivo. With that solution, I can't record from my local sdtv channels from my cable feed. Any other ideas? Does my tivo (sony svr2000) have the capability to accept both the s-video input from the 6000 receiver, and the cable input (through rf?), and switch between them when necessary? If not, is there anything else I can do? Thanks.
 

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Consider this - the 6000 does NOT come with an RF modulator - at ALL !


So, for hooking up your TiVO, cable RF into the RF input of the TiVO, S-Video/RCA audio input from 6000 (will work for both satellite and HDTV material from 6000). But - the 6000 outputs on either the NTSC outputs OR the component/VGA outputs - not both at the same time. And the 6000 will downconvert/upconvert source material to the output settings - i.e. it will downconvert HD to NTSC, or upconvert NTSC to HD (depending).


So, I don't really see what your problem with the Tivo is - to get best picture and stereo audio, you wouldn't use the RF on a regular receiver either. Just remember to set your 6000 to NTSC output mode when you want to use the Tivo.


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Scooper, I just ordered the 6000 and am having the same problem in my thoughts on hooking it up with TiVo.


Since the 6000 has a sd/hd button and the Tivo records when I am not around, I guess that I would always have to leave the 6000 in the SD mode when not watching HD.


Is this correct.


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Easiest ? Keep doing what you're doing (re: using A/B switch). Radio Shack used to offer a remote controlled one.


You want a seamless "switchover" ? Well, life gets complicated here. Get one of these ( http://www.smarthome.com/7822.html ) and put it on the cable TV input. Then add a channel 31 Jointenna from here http://www.starkelectronic.com/cmjoiner.htm . Of course, channel 31 UHF is no longer Channel 31 (cable freq's) - so you will probably need to scan for DTV once you have this all hooked up.


Or, consider using your TV's coax input for the cable NTSC and use just the antenna for DTV on the 6000 (connected through the component / VGA outputs). This last is probably what I would do if I needed this combination.


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Originally posted by jerryez:
Scooper, I just ordered the 6000 and am having the same problem in my thoughts on hooking it up with TiVo.


Since the 6000 has a sd/hd button and the Tivo records when I am not around, I guess that I would always have to leave the 6000 in the SD mode when not watching HD.


Is this correct.


Jerry
Essentially correct. Keep in mind that you could also use the 6000 to down-rez DTV to NTSC for your Tivo also.



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