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Can I use Dish coax cable for antenna hook up?

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Old 05-19-2019, 03:23 PM   #1  
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Default Can I use Dish coax cable for antenna hook up?

Thinking of dropping Dish. I have a Vizio p series tv so I have to buy a tuner. Can I use the cable from the dish to the tv for ota? No splitter dedicated run . Only interested in getting 3 channels my local CBS , ABC and FOX network for football. I went to TV Fool and donít understand why CBS and FOX donít show on the guide. They are 5 miles from me and I can get them with a set of rabbit ears . Outdoor will be needed for abc and possibly NBC if possible. My zip is63755 maybe Iím reading it wrong . Thanks.
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As long as there are no switches or hubs in the line it will work, dish generally uses high quality RG-6.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:06 PM   #3  
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.....Only interested in getting 3 channels my local CBS , ABC and FOX network for football. I went to TV Fool and don’t understand why CBS and FOX don’t show on the guide. They are 5 miles from me and I can get them with a set of rabbit ears. Outdoor will be needed for abc and possibly NBC if possible. My zip is 63755 maybe I’m reading it wrong.
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TVFool is using a defective database to generate reports; there are many errors.

That zip code is very large. Your exact location and antenna will determine your reception results.
Here is an image of a TVFool report for 63755/Jackson:



This is a report from rabbitears.info which should have a more accurate list of channels:

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Thanks. It seems I will have no trouble getting the channels I want. Could probably get them with rabbit ears but really donít want to see a set of them in my living room. Lol
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