I am seriously thinking of getting rid of my cable TV and using an outside
antenna and the cable Internet for television. The question I have is when
I put up an antenna can i just plug it into the coax cable coming into the
house? I have my cable internet coming in on the same cable. Is this an
issue or will it work.
If it was just mixing signals on different frequencies, you might be
able to do it with the appropriate filters. However there is the
upstream (cable modem TO cable company) channel to consider. I expect
it'd be easier to put in a new cable for the modem, and use the existing
ones just for TV.
On Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:54:58 AM UTC-4, Tony Hwang wrote:
And so far, no one has commented that absent some one-way blocking
device, you now have an antenna connected to the cable system,
radiating it's signal into the air. There are regulations that cover
how much leakage cable systems are allowed, cable systems are
designed and maintained to minimize any such signal being emitted,
etc. Hook up an antenna to you cable line and you'll be a small
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