Can I use existing Directv coax to hook up HD antenna

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  1. bikerdoug

    bikerdoug Thread Starter New Member

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    I am suspending Directv service for 6 months and have bought a RCA ant751 HD antenna to be mounted outside. Can I simply unhook the coax from the Directv dish and hook my new antenna to the existing coax and equipment... Sounds too simple for it to really work..if so...is it that simple....without buying any new equipment? If not...what is the most economical way to hook up a new antenna while the Directv equipment remains in my house?? Thx. Doug
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  2. Iceberg

    Iceberg We're here....RUN!!!! Supporting Founder

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    sure you can. The cable doesnt care what its hooked up to.
    But if you have say the power inserter hooked up now make sure to unplug that from the cable
  3. Joe Diamond

    Joe Diamond SatelliteGuys Family

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    Like Iceberg says, that is all there is to it.

    You might go to Antennaweb.org or similar......enter your zip code.....and they will give you a compass line (azimuth) to your local OTA stations.

    TVs older than ...1996...( I think)....will need a digital / analog converter similar to thew DTV aim 21. If you were seeing HD on the sets you are using you are good with the antenna.

    Joe
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    2006 ;)
  5. charper1

    charper1 Bourbon Tester Supporting Founder

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    What is your distance from your towers and in what direction(s) as this may not be the ideal solution.

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