[OT] television splitter, SAT vs. U/V ANT?

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 00:14:55 MST 2007


Looking at that I think DCPASS means that it's allowing Direct Current
to pass on that side only.  If your Satellite is in fact similar to a
cable box I do believe there is some DC current flow.

On 2/27/07, Wade Preston Shearer <lists at wadeshearer.com> wrote:
> I have the following connector:
>
> http://www.sadoun.com/Sat/Products/Ripley/Picture3_001.gif
>
>
> My UHF antenna is connected where it is labeled U/V ANT. My HD tuner
> is connected where it is labeled IN/OUT. I have nothing connected
> where it is labeled SAT and have no other ins our outs.
>
> I want to connected a second tuners though and thus need a splitter.
> Wondering if I could simply flip the unit around and have the antenna
> connect where it is labeled IN/OUT and then use the U/V ANT and SAT
> connections for my two tuners. This does not work completely however.
> The tuner connected to U/V ANT worked (and thus answering the
> question that direction is irrelevant through the connector) but the
> tuner connected to SAT did not.
>
> I am not terribly surprised as the connector is most likely labeled
> for a reason. I am curious however what this reason is. Does anyone
> know what DCPASS means? What is the difference between a UHF signal
> and one that comes from a Satellite broadcast?
>
>
> wade
>
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