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billnmich
03-14-2005, 01:55 PM
Hi, My first post. I just had VOOM installed. We didn't try the OTA before the installer left and when I tried to get a channel.......nothing. Called VOOM, person there was nice. Found out I had to do a scan. I still couldn't get any locals. He said, he thought maybe the diplexer was no good. Got me scheduled for revisit from installer. What does the diplexer do? I took it off and hooked up the wires from the dish and my antenna and the locals all come in but, I don't care for the quality. With my Samsung box I get excellant pictures. I just don't understand what that little grey box is supposed to do. Thanks Bill

Vreesar
03-14-2005, 02:41 PM
The diplexor basically takes your sat and ant cable feeds and combines them into one cable.

I can't comment on the picture quality without a better discription of the problem but my OTA picture is normaly the best picture unless its they are showing SD.

vurbano
03-14-2005, 04:10 PM
Huge mistake letting he installer leave.

TYORK
03-14-2005, 05:39 PM
Hi, My first post. I just had VOOM installed. We didn't try the OTA before the installer left and when I tried to get a channel.......nothing. Called VOOM, person there was nice. Found out I had to do a scan. I still couldn't get any locals. He said, he thought maybe the diplexer was no good. Got me scheduled for revisit from installer. What does the diplexer do? I took it off and hooked up the wires from the dish and my antenna and the locals all come in but, I don't care for the quality. With my Samsung box I get excellant pictures. I just don't understand what that little grey box is supposed to do. Thanks Bill


Bill
Question how many receiver do you have? if at least 3 there is a multi-switch somewhere let me know if you can see it . look at it and there will be either red line on it or black let me know if you can see it.

tyork

billnmich
03-14-2005, 06:22 PM
Just one reciever. It seems strange how it's connected. The diplexer fits over tha dish input and the antenna input and then the dish cable connects to it and he put the antenna on what looks to me as a connection for a UHF remote antenna. I took the diplexer off and connected the dish cable and antenna cable to their seperate connections and everything comes in but, like I stated earlier, the picture quality of the locals don't look that good to me. Everything is going into tv with DVI. I know my antenna is good becuase with my Samsung OTA box the picture quality could not be any better...its great.

TYORK
03-14-2005, 08:13 PM
Just one reciever. It seems strange how it's connected. The diplexer fits over tha dish input and the antenna input and then the dish cable connects to it and he put the antenna on what looks to me as a connection for a UHF remote antenna. I took the diplexer off and connected the dish cable and antenna cable to their seperate connections and everything comes in but, like I stated earlier, the picture quality of the locals don't look that good to me. Everything is going into tv with DVI. I know my antenna is good becuase with my Samsung OTA box the picture quality could not be any better...its great.


Sounds like you have a bad diplexer to me .

snaggerbob
03-15-2005, 06:23 AM
tyork, i think he said he took the diplexer off.

billnmich
03-15-2005, 11:21 AM
Snaggerbob.....I was saying how it comes in without the diplexer(locals are poor). With the diplexer, I don't get local unless I switch the cables, but then I don't get the Voom channels.

spahoose
03-17-2005, 01:13 PM
To my knowledge, the UHF output on the receiver is inactive at this time, OTA and and SAT cable should be combined prior to reaching receiver. one cable should be going into back of diplexor. Diplexer splits OTA and SAT from within the receiver. If you bypass diplexor you will get an analog signal and picture for your locals. That's probably why pic looks so bad. If tech hooked up your OTA's to UHF then he probably did not know how to install Voom system. CAll Voom reps and inform them that you are not receiving any locals thru diplexer and request another tech be sent out. You aren't guaranteed locals, but you are guaranteed good install. Question: Did the tech have two wires running in from the outside, one for locals, and one for Sat? In your setup there should only be one, and it is carrying both your local and sat signal. That's where your diplexer comes into play.

uboatcmdr
03-17-2005, 04:03 PM
Sounds like you have a bad diplexer to me .

Sounds like a problem with the dufuss who did the install, not the diplexer.
My installer didn't even know how to aim the OTA antenna. Voom's installation network is for the most part a big joke.

Reigster at SatelliteGuys