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Re: [TV] FibeTV (HPNA) + OTA on same coaxial? Forget Bell !
Looks like you got a few options below. I worked for Bell and when Fibe was being rolled out, I even had trouble getting specs. I just wanted to know if HPNA was going to go wireless or coaxial.
As far as a solution, you're better off researching on your own as Bell will certainly NOT provide you with a workaround. Best you attempt splitting VHF (HPNA) and UHF (OTA) as discussed.
Bell has no intention of encouraging OTA as their business model of IPTV is to sell programming.
As an example when I had satellite, I tried running OTA through a 6100 receiver after digital conversion as an older HDTV had no ATSC receiver embedded.
Digital channels were captured but not displayed as the 6100 satellite receiver I had de-commissioned it from my satellite membership. After tests I concluded that OTA would only work over those 6100's with antenna input if your receiver was not activated with Bell. Bell ? Grrrrr..
Good luck ! 'Lemme know how successful you are as I'd like to try the same as I've FIBE too and would like to compare resolution.
If I could figure a way of getting specialty channels over OTA I'd cancel Fibe as a buddy of mine has OTA and has excellent quality of image.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I've had no issues that I can attribute to FibeTV after using the proper diplexers etc.. I do occasionally lose OTA signal on some of the weaker stations, but my FibeTV has been just fine.
I think its a very workable solution for those who have good coaxial in their homes already.