OTA antenna and a Hopper or Joey (1 Viewer)

mopardude01

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I was wondering if I need a coax for OTA and one for Sat., or can they be combined to one coax coming in to the house? Thanks for your help in advance.
 

mopardude01

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The OTA just needs to run to the Hopper’s OTA dongle. From there, you can watch an OTA on your Joey, no antenna run needed.
So the hopper is the only one that needs a extra coax from the antenna, and the joey doesn't correct? Thank you for your help.
 

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So the hopper is the only one that needs a extra coax from the antenna, and the joey doesn't correct? Thank you for your help.
That is correct. The Joeys have no way to add the antenna coax anyway. It is important to understand that you can only watch or record 2 OTA channels at a time. So, if you had 3 receivers and wanted to watch a different OTA channel on each you can't do that.
 
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mopardude01

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That is correct. The Joeys have no way to add the antenna coax anyway. It is important to understand that you can only watch or record 2 OTA channels at a time. So, if you had 3 receivers and wanted to watch a different OTA channel on each you can't do that.
Thank you, for your help
 
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sam_gordon

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Be aware that each two-way split cuts signal in half.
um yea. I'm aware. I've had antenna feeds to the TVs since we moved in almost 19 years ago. This isn't something new I'm doing.

Antenna -> amplifier -> Four way split -> Diplexer -> Diplexer -> Two way split -> TV/Dish.

Still plenty of signal.
 

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