Connecting basic cable to satellite

brucect17

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I am considering switching to satellite from cable. I need to keep basic cable due to the need for some cable only channels. I was wondering if there is a way that I can connect my cable tv to my satellite system so I don't need a switch or a cable box. I was thinking that I maybe could hook it up as if it was coming "over the air." Would this work? Assuming it does, could this be done in the basement versus running a cable and satellite coax to each set? Thanks!
 

whatchel1

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Sep 30, 2006
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No not really

I am considering switching to satellite from cable. I need to keep basic cable due to the need for some cable only channels. I was wondering if there is a way that I can connect my cable tv to my satellite system so I don't need a switch or a cable box. I was thinking that I maybe could hook it up as if it was coming "over the air." Would this work? Assuming it does, could this be done in the basement versus running a cable and satellite coax to each set? Thanks!

No it won't work cable systems don't use ATSC they use QAM. It is a totally different system and the sat receiver will not see it. It can only at best pass thru if the sat is off.
 
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