2009-01-11, 10:39 PM
I'm going to have a Bell TV rep hookup at 9242 this coming Friday.
I have a question in regards to hooking up the second tuner to more than 1 television. I understand that the second tuner is connected to via RCA plugs based on the rear pics. If I were to purchase an RF Modulator to convert it to coaxial can I run that into my current coaxial infrastructure?
I'm hoping to be able to connect it to other televisions in the household. The nearest coax connection is the one that goes into my rogers cable modem. If this is possible and I connect it to this nearest connection will it disrupt my internet connection? Will I require a filter of sorts?
2009-01-12, 08:08 AM
The TV2 output has Coax and Composite, so to connect to your internal cable is simple.
2009-01-12, 06:17 PM
In that case, is it okay to connect it to the coax that goes to my cable modem via a splitter?
2009-01-12, 06:38 PM
It would be better to run a seperate coax to the TV rather than use the one to your cable modem. The Coax to your cable Modem may already be carrying RF signals from the cable company which would interfere with your signal to the TV, not to mention what it may do to your Internet Connection! An old piece of RG59 would be suitable for this, but if you have to buy some coax go with RG6.
2009-01-12, 07:24 PM
Not sure why you would want TV ouput from a Bell receiver to go to a Modem at all.
2009-01-13, 02:39 AM
I think the OP wants to "share" the cable with the modem. I believe you may be able to do this with Diplexors, but I really do not know much about these. As long as the frequencies do not interfere with each other, you should be okay. If they operate at or near the same frequencies, you may have issues.
Anyone have experience doing this?
2009-01-13, 09:14 AM
You've got it Kandkt.
I've taken a closer look and it seems theres another route I can take and will also lead to a cleaner install. There is a coaxial wall plate near one of the tv's I can connect to in which case I could use a 22khz switch right? With the wire from the PVR going to the IN with 1 out going to the wall plate and the other out going into the tv?
I would back feed the coax out on one of the lines going into the receiver. You need two diplexors which would separate and then join them.
For ex. if your coax home distribution is in your basement and the satellite lines run through basement and then go to receiver. You would cut one of the satellite lines in basement. Put in a diplexor. On input you would put satellite line which goes outside. On side which has two inputs the one labelled "sat" you would put the satellite cable which goes to receiver. On the "ANT" side you would hook up into your coax home distribution. Then before that line goes into receiver you put in diplexor again. On input you put the satellite line which came from basement. On sat output you hook up into the lnb in of receiver and on ANT output of diplexor you put into the TV2 coax output.
Here is some examples which show the backfeed option (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=79139). I believe it is using DP and DPP equipment but you should get the idea of how it works.
2009-01-13, 04:36 PM
I think the OP will be OK with his original plan of using the same coax to send signal to his cable modem and to his second TV. Furthermore, I don't think he'll need diplexers. Years ago, when I first got a cable modem, the installer used the same coax as was feeding my analog TV and I never had any issues with either the TV or the modem.