Originally Posted by Phil57
I had read somewhere that the coax in the power bay would not support HD. Some have had a loss of signal so I wanted to run the cable direct to the sat box. The tailgater also gets its power through the coax so I assumed it would not work. I didn't try. I did drill a hole in the floor in the Cabinet and fished the coax up to the entertainment center. All I need to do is pull the dish out of the bay and turn it on works good. I made a strap to hang on the wall in the basement to coil up and hold the coax. From the RCA switch I did get it to run the bedroom TV on video and I ran the living room direct to the TV HDMI. I will need to reconnect the coax to run off cable but not a big deal. Not sure if the outside TV works yet I will check later I have two TV inside and one outside. I know my outside TV is on the same system as the two inside. I guess FR was a different plan for every MH.
the coax is rg6 in my unit. is there a link to where this statement is made that it will not support HD? i think there is alot of misinformation in that statement.
the set top box (stb) tuner sends power through the coax cable to the dish lnb's. the lnb's receive digital satellite signals and sends it back to the stb. the stb outputs the selected channel into one of it's output jacks. because the stb is sending power to the lnb's the antennae boost must be off, otherwise there are 2 sources feeding power through the coax.
if the output is component video or hdmi, the signal is digital HD. if the output is rca or coax, the the converted signal is analog. on my coach, their is a media switch box that takes the signal from the stb and sends it to the 3 tv's it controls. that input is RCA, meaning it is not HD. so the stb may be tuned to a HDTV channel and is receiving HD content, it is outputting analog to the media switch which sends it as analog to the TV. the shortcoming here is the media switch box using RCA cables.
to deliver content to the tv by coax is analog. you will not get HD off this.
when you use the over the air (ota) antennae with the power boost on, you are using the tv's internal tuner to pick up channels. the internal tuner is output'ing HD content to the screen (all internal to the tv).
to say that the coax is not capable of HD as a blanket statement is misleading. it's only a cable. it depends entirely on how the signal is handled and output'ed. RG5 and RG6 can handle digital satellite signal just fine. it's how the signal from the stb gets to the tv determines HD or not.