DISH and OTA Distribution

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  1. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

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    In the near future myself and one of my friends are going to split the rent on a house. Our TV and Satellite inventory is as follows.

    47" Panny RPTV
    2xComputers with TV tuners.
    19" Direct View RF input only.
    13" Direct View RF input only.

    One dual LMB DirectTV 18" Round dish.
    Two DirectTV tuners.

    The 47" Panny and both DirectTV tuners allong with the rest of my HT will be in the main living room. Both DirectTV tuners will be hooked up to the panny so we can watch split screen (Steelers and Browns) football. Both Direct TV tuners have two sets of outputs as well as RF outputs. We also plan on installing a external OTA antenna to pick up local stations.

    Our two computers with TV tuners will be in our respective bedrooms. The 13" will be in the spare room. The 19" will be in the basement with the pool table. All of the rooms will likely be wired for cable to one junction box.

    What we would like to do is somehow take the outputs of the two DirectTV tuners and introduce them into the cable that the OTA antenna runs off of. This way the additional TV's can either tune into the two DirectTV tuners on a specific UHF channel or any of the local OTA channels.

    Can something like this be done? Also can it be done on a budget of $200 US?

    Any help on how to set this up as well as equipment recommendations would be very helpful.
     
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    Get the Sony MRD-D1 from Orbitsat for $90. It comes with two IR emitters for IR control of the sat receivers and one IR target. Get three more IR targets from PE for about $50 each. It's a little more than your budget but it gives you full IR control.
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