Connect OTA Antenna to Orby Receiver

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I ordered an Orby DVR Receiver. I already have an FTA satellite dish. I have already tuned in the Orby satellite. My question is how do I connect my UHF Antenna to the Orby Receiver?
I uploaded a picture of a switch that I have. Is this what is needed?
Can someone please correct me if I am wrong. I am guessing that the
IN/OUT goes to the receiver and the
VHF/UHF goes to the UHF antenna and the
SAT goes to the satellite dish.
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lamp

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I ordered an Orby DVR Receiver. I already have an FTA satellite dish. I have already tuned in the Orby satellite. My question is how do I connect my UHF Antenna to the Orby Receiver?
I uploaded a picture of a switch that I have. Is this what is needed?
Can someone please correct me if I am wrong. I am guessing that the
IN/OUT goes to the receiver and the
VHF/UHF goes to the UHF antenna and the
SAT goes to the satellite dish.
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I have another question. I hope someone can help me.
I now know the little switch is called a diplexer. I will be hooking this up in the house just off the receiver. The UHF cable is already there behind the TV.
I have a preamp on the UHF antenna. It has a 12 V DC power inserter. Is it ok to leave this power inserter on the VHF/UHF leg of the setup?
 

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No, the diplexer passes voltage (13 volts) for the LNB, not for the OTA VHF Antenna. You would need a separate cable from the power inserter to the preamp/antenna.
 

lamp

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No, the diplexer passes voltage (13 volts) for the LNB, not for the OTA VHF Antenna. You would need a separate cable from the power inserter to the preamp/antenna.
Here is a diagram of what I thought to do in wiring my Orby setup. Can anyone tell me if this would work or not work?
 

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harshness

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Here is a diagram of what I thought to do in wiring my Orby setup. Can anyone tell me if this would work or not work?
That's exactly how you do it. Because the power inserter doesn't pass DC voltage in the downstream direction, no DC voltage reaches the VHF/UHF side of the diplexer. The diplexer doesn't pass Orby voltage to the VHF/UHF leg so the OTA side is safe.
 
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harshness

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No, the diplexer passes voltage (13 volts) for the LNB, not for the OTA VHF Antenna. You would need a separate cable from the power inserter to the preamp/antenna.
lamp said that there was already a power inserter on the OTA side (it is hiding below an ad in my browser) so the answer is yes.
 

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hi all, how to choose a receiver for portable tv?
I'm going to buy a TV in the kitchen, but I don’t know if it will support cable, I am considering such models: www.bestadvisor.com/portable-tvs
If you know which is better to buy, please tell me.
Thank you in advance
 

harshness

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hi all, how to choose a receiver for portable tv?
If the TV is to be stationary, I wouldn't buy a portable model. 10" is small enough that you may need to be viewing at no further than arm's length to see text/captions.

As Titanium offers, whatever TV/monitor you buy simply needs an HDMI port. Only three of the five models listed have HDMI ports.

I don't recommend a computer monitor as they typically don't allow for remote control of power or volume.

Remote codes for some of the obscure brands may be difficult to track down if you want to use only one remote.
 

Leo2u1

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If the TV is to be stationary, I wouldn't buy a portable model. 10" is small enough that you may need to be viewing at no further than arm's length to see text/captions.

As Titanium offers, whatever TV/monitor you buy simply needs an HDMI port. Only three of the five models listed have HDMI ports.

I don't recommend a computer monitor as they typically don't allow for remote control of power or volume.

Remote codes for some of the obscure brands may be difficult to track down if you want to use only one remote.
Thanks, I thought that without HDMI nowhere
 

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