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Difference between antenna and satellite connection on surge protector

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Mike Mace

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Posted November 30 2003 - 01:24 PM

Hi, I was just wondering what the differences between the antenna and satellite connections were for on say a panamax max 1500 surge protector? I have a panamax 1000 on my system now and whenever I try to hook up the coax cables I lose my digital channels after a few hours/days and it says I am not subscribed any more. Any ideas?

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Joe Tilley

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Posted November 30 2003 - 02:15 PM

There should be no difference, to the best of my knowledge. All of the power strips I've ever seen just ground the coax.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted November 30 2003 - 03:04 PM

try emailing or calling Panamax.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   MichaelDDD


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Posted November 30 2003 - 05:45 PM

Your cable box/company uses two-way communication b/t their server and your cable box. It's apparent that your current surge protector does not support this two-way communication. I'd email Panamax and ask which models do.
Yeah, I base all my HT purchases on the WAF, too. Wallet Acceptance Factor.

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Mike Mace

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Posted December 01 2003 - 01:32 AM

Just emailed panamax with the question....anyone else out there know a surge protector with 2 way communication on the coax lines?

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Jack_TN


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Posted December 01 2003 - 12:23 PM

I'd be interested in what Panamax says. The Max8DBS+5 has 2 inputs 'engineered' for cable and 2 'engineered' for satellite, so I would assume there is a difference. I think I read somewhere that satellite systems operate with different voltages from cable. Jack

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