How many coax cables into the house for sat HDTV?

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  1. BillyH

    BillyH Stunt Coordinator

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    If I upgrade my Direct TV to High Def(Or switch to Dish) will I need more then one RG6 coax into the house (per receiver) as I have now? I know I will need an oval 3 LNB dish(2 with Dish network?) but only one coax out from the dish, right? Hence, I will not have to rip up my walls again to hide the cable. How hard is it to aim one of those HDTV dishes? Years ago I aimed my Direct Tv dish myself, piece of cake, but I am told you realy need electronic equipment to properly aim one of the HDTVs. Also I have heard uproar about Dish and MPEG4 making any equipment I buy useless. How about the next few years and new satellites for Direct TV? Should I wait? Thanks
     
  2. Jim Mcc

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    Billy, I'm not sure about your coax. question.
    I would wait a little while to see if Directv or Dish Network buys out Voom. You can read more about this at Satelliteguys.us.
     
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    It's not going to be years. There are two launches scheduled for this spring. The new satellites will carry local HD for the top 10, 20, ?? markets.

    -Robert
     
  4. BillyH

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    Thanks for the replys. Good info.

    Billy
     

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