[Other] Caught in an Optimum dilemma Hello everyone!
I've recently decided to make the switch from Verizon DSL to Optimum online. Being a DISH Network subscriber as well, I found it would be much cheaper to also get the Triple play. Now here's the tricky part, there are certain channels on the DISH that don't come with the Optimum iO TV, so I decided to keep certain channels with DISH and have the Optimum package at the same time.
So installation day arrives. My current home wiring set up has only one coaxial cable running into the living room. The coaxial cable is connected to a main terminal in the garage with 4 other outputs going into different rooms in the house. The main issue here is that the line running into my living room is already being used up by the DISH. So when the techs arrived, I asked if there's some way to use a splitter or some kind of device to carry both the Optimum and DISH signal on the same line into the room and splitting them up again from the wall jack. The techs told me that there's some kind of Diaplex?(sp) splitter that DISH specifically carries that is able to do this. So I called up DISH to ask about the device, and was told that it's NOT possible to two different signals on one coaxial cable, as it would result in 1 messed up image. So now I'm really confused
tl;dr: Is there a way to run two different signals on one coaxial cable? Or will I be forced to drill a new hole?
Thanks to for reading!
RobIn Deo speramus.Premium
New hole, new cable.
West Point, GA
reply to Greg
There is but your best bet is a new cable. As long as they operate on different frequencies you can use the same cable. It's similar to a cable modem and TV being on the same cable, they are different frequencies. But since they are both TV services, chances are they will use the same frequencies.
Given neither companies techs will want to perform that install, I wouldn't worry about that "option" even if you knew it would work. This is because as soon as you have a problem, they won't touch it until you take the "modifications" out and let the one you are having trouble with be the only source on the cable. It's honestly too much of a hassle to do that compared to a new, separate cable.
reply to Greg
It might have been possible to use a diplexer.
Diplexors allow you to carry braodcast tv channels and satellite over the same cable. BUT to get the best internet connection possible I would have put in a separate cable just in case.
Diplexors are actually tiny switches and filter/combiners that are powered from the same 12 or 24 volts that power the dishes LMB.
They allow the satellite signal and broadcast to be combined and then split.