Thinking about the 508..need some advice

SimpleSimon

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Iceberg said:
I got my tracking # from Claude this morning, and to ship to MN should only be 2 days :)

I have a TV in the bedroom so I'll just use the coax out and run it into the combiner I have that combines the OTA and satellite. I probably will need to get a 2nd remote too :D
Make sure it's the right kind of 'combinner' - you don't want to be transmitting your receiver's output back up over your OTA antenna. :no
 

Mr Tony

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SimpleSimon said:
Make sure it's the right kind of 'combinner' - you don't want to be transmitting your receiver's output back up over your OTA antenna. :no

Now why wouldn't I want to do that :D

Nah...its a legit one...using it right now to run an antenna and ExpressVu to the computer room

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I don't quite see how that'll work to bring the OTA inside along with the satellite feed and so forth - but you seem to have it together and I probably ain't seeing the whole picture. Happy connecting!
 

Mr Tony

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Simon
Sometimes I have problems figuring out what is connected to what. In one little area, I have the following

4 satellite receivers (Dish, ExpressVu, C/KU and FTA)
4 VCR's
DVD player

All running to a 32" TV and most everything is interconnected to each other.
 

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What I am looking at getting next is an MTS stereo capable UHF modulator. Using one of those I can inject the signal along with the RF coming from the antenna. That way I will have RF channels from the antenna as well as a stereo feed from my 508 going to both TVs. With my system as currently configured I have no RF from the antenna; we are watching nothing but satellite. Currently that's not a problem but at some point I want to switch out one or both of the 301s with an HD-capable receiver like the 811, mainly for the higher quality digital OTA channels. Here in the Inland Empire we have alot of digital OTA to choose from - from LA, Palm Springs, San Diego, and (weather permitting) Bakersfield and Ventura/Oxnard. I can't wait to get my hands on an OTA HD tuner - and I don't even have an HDTV yet.
 

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yeah....

Its funny because in the bedroom the TV is hooked up to the antenna
the computer room has just the antenna
The living room is the pride & joy

But it sucks when I have to reset a receiver or swap something out...makes it a real b*tch behind the ent. center :)
 

SimpleSimon

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dlsnyder said:
What I am looking at getting next is an MTS stereo capable UHF modulator. Using one of those I can inject the signal along with the RF coming from the antenna. That way I will have RF channels from the antenna as well as a stereo feed from my 508 going to both TVs. With my system as currently configured I have no RF from the antenna; we are watching nothing but satellite. Currently that's not a problem but at some point I want to switch out one or both of the 301s with an HD-capable receiver like the 811, mainly for the higher quality digital OTA channels. Here in the Inland Empire we have alot of digital OTA to choose from - from LA, Palm Springs, San Diego, and (weather permitting) Bakersfield and Ventura/Oxnard. I can't wait to get my hands on an OTA HD tuner - and I don't even have an HDTV yet.
Sounds like you want a 921 - at least after they start working for OTA.
 

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Iceberg said:
yeah....

Its funny because in the bedroom the TV is hooked up to the antenna
the computer room has just the antenna
The living room is the pride & joy

But it sucks when I have to reset a receiver or swap something out...makes it a real b*tch behind the ent. center :)

I'd like to see a picture of the LR rig. Can you post something to the "member theaters" forum?
 

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