OTA installation help with Dish Network

Hawk88

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I am installing an antenna in the attic and need to run to the dish reciever (722). I would eventually like to run it to another bedroom as well(722). I have a dish 1000 which runs to my basement into a dpp44 switch, then feeds back to the attic, then to each tv. The 722's are using dish seperators as well. What would be my best way to attack this? Thanks.
 
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Best reception and performance is to use a seperate RG-6 cable from the antenna to receiver and place the antenna outside.

Antenna in the attic cuts signal approximately in half, splitter for 2 TV's cuts that in half again, so you are down 7-8dB from free air signal.

If signal is strong on all channels it will work.

If you can't run fresh RG-6 to both TV's, you can diplex the OTA signal into the sat cable AFTER the switch (DPP44 will not pass OTA frequencies). 1-2 dB loss with diplexing.

If OTA signal is weak, you may need to add a pre-amp, which must be powered from AC in house. Make sure OTA side of diplexer will pass current from power injector up to pre-amp near antenna.
 
Hawk88

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Thats sucks that you loose so much. I knew that the attic cuts it in half, but I dont have a choice. I live about 28 - 32 miles from the stations. I bought a CM4228. I also heard you can buy 2 of these and somehow hook them together to increase reception.
 

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