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Connecting dish to existing cable.
I recently installed an 85cm Fortec Star dish with an SG2100 motor. I currently have the RG6 cable from the motor running through my kitchen door, squashing the cable until I figure a better way to get the cable into the house. Is it possible to use my cable company's outdoor connection to feed my dish signal into the rooms. I have discontinued my cable TV but still use the broadband internet service. I have thought of using a slitter to couple the cable and satellite signal into the cable that runs in the house. Im reluctant to try for a few reasons.
1. The receiver sends out some voltage to feed the motor. Maybe this would blow my cable modem.
2. I already have 100 feet of RG6 cable coming from the motor. The added house cable could lower the signal. Of course I could reduce it by 20-30 feet if needed.
3. The internet and satellite signal might not be compatible.
4. Would the cable company allow this?
Has anyone tried this in a similar situation?
Thanks for any advice.
02-28-2009 02:00 PM