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Can I hook up my antena to my cable splitter?

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Old 02-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Can I hook up my antena to my cable splitter?

Can I hook up a coaxil cable to my antena, and then run it to the splitter where my cable is coming in, unhook Charters cable coming in, and hook up the cable from the antena in it's place?

Outside the house, is the first photo listed, it's the splitter that receives the coaxil cable from Charter( my cable provider, who I'd like to dump!)... the next 2 photos is the antena that was on my house when I bought the house 10 years ago ( I have no idea how old this antena is)... my zip code is 30014... I don't know the make an model of this antena... my question is more on the line of, is this legal, to use the cable companys equipment this way, and will it even work, as in, once the cable company turns off their service, will the cables coming into my house, accept the cable coming from the antena? If this is an unanserable question, due to my lack of spec. info, I totally understand!

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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Can I hook up a coaxil cable to my antena, and then run it to the splitter where my cable is coming in, unhook Charters cable coming in, and hook up the cable from the antena in it's place?

Outside the house, is the first photo listed, it's the splitter that receives the coaxil cable from Charter( my cable provider, who I'd like to dump!)... the next 2 photos is the antena that was on my house when I bought the house 10 years ago ( I have no idea how old this antena is)... my zip code is 30014... I don't know the make an model of this antena... my question is more on the line of, is this legal, to use the cable companys equipment this way, and will it even work, as in, once the cable company turns off their service, will the cables coming into my house, accept the cable coming from the antena? If this is an unanserable question, due to my lack of spec. info, I totally understand!

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NO! You need aaa A-B switch. Like a splitter it allows you to switch betewwen the ant./cable that are different signals. Nice antennta.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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Once the cable is turned off the cable lines that are left will connect and work withyour antenna.

Any cables in the house may then be connected directly to the TV.
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The splitter shown is only rated for service to 600 MHz. It is not designed to support channels above UHF channel 35. Since almost half of your channels are @ or above channel 35 you might consider replacing the 3-way splitter if you experience poor reception on the higher channels. Channel 51 tops out at 698 MHz so you might be OK but I thought I would point out a possible source of trouble before you encounter it.

You can disconnect the cable drop (without having the cable shut off) and connect your antenna to the splitter in its place just for a try to see what you get. Don’t forget to rescan the TV channels. OTA & cable use different modulation schemes and often channel frequencies as well.

Good luck & have fun.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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My intentions is to be able to use the cables in the house, so if I need a new splitter, to replace the one pictured, what would I need to get?
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Are you using a pre-amp with your antenna? If yes, you need a power passing splitter. Is this splitter located where it can be rained on? If yes, then you need a heavy duty outdoor grade splitter. Contact Solidsignal.com and get their recommendation. You could use an indoor splitter if you install it within a plastic electrical box (Home Depot or Lowe's have many models). Use grommets and drip loops on the inlet and outlet coax ports.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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You can pick up a (likely) suitable 1 GHz 3-way unbalanced splitter at Home Depot for $5. Non power passing, though.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #8
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I recently split my signal using existing Directv setup. I used this splitter and it worked really well.

http://www.amazon.com/Terk-BSP-2-Weatherproof-Splitter-2-Way/dp/B00005T3UR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361655434&sr=8-1&keywords=terk+cable+splitter
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #9
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I have found some the slpitters work better than the ones made for TV using my Antenna.
The best about it does cost any thing to find out if work good and some slpitters are hard to change out so just them
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