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Old 27-Sep-2021, 11:39 PM   #4
rabbit73
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Originally Posted by maypo View Post
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...tudy_id=358928

I would want it simple and use some sort of combiner/splitter before the amplifier that is in a closet in the house.
I think the DB8 has a combiner of some sort that combine the signals of what is really 2 DB4s.
Thank you for the signal report.



It is possible to combine the two antennas with a splitter in reverse, but it doesn't always work. When the same signals reach the combining point they can interfere with each other if they are not in phase (arrive at the same instant). You will just have to try it.

If it doesn't work, you can:
1. Use an A/B switch to select which antenna to use. This might mean you would have to rescan if your TV can't add a channel after scan.
2. Connect the main antenna to the TV antenna input, and connect the other antenna to a separate tuner (like the Mediasonic HW-150 $40.00) with the output of the tuner going to the HDMI input of the TV.



3. Use a Televes Avant X to combine all the channels from both antennas into one coax. This is the most elegant solution, but it isn't simple to set up and is expensive ($400).

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