Originally Posted by pradousmc
Just posted a pic and pdf
The PDF is very doable. There's no reason why it wouldn't work, apparently it has.
Other than the loop addition to the plate you could run a dedicated exterior coax drop to its own new connection on the plate. With the dedicated sat coax I don't think there would be a need to turn off the OTA amp for your sat receiver to work.
Last month I upgraded to DirecTV HD receiver. They don't come with an OTA pass through, the idea is not to be able to watch free network TV channels.
The HD receiver is connected to the plate ( I had the loop), and then goes to the TV via HDMI. For me to watch OTA channels I just ran a coax to the F connecter on the back of the TV.
I can switch between the systems by changing input to the TV. The sat receiver can stay on and the amp can stay on.
When I hooked the SD receiver up a couple years ago I struggled to find the combination to make them both work. I have three more TVs in the rig besides the main living room TV. I have OTA on the rest of them but not sat on them. I could have sat on them if I changed out the splitter behind the radio but I can't manage to pull it up out of its hole to change it. I'm not going to fight a gaggle of wires just so I can have sat signal on all the TVs. I turn on the other TVs just for giggles and grins but rarely are they used.
That's just me, some members have had installers come and wire and rewire the coax throughout the rig. They have wireless repeaters and all kinds of stuff to have sat channels on each TV.
Depending on your needs the PDF is the way to go or as suggested just run a dedicated coax for the sat system.
There's no wrong way or right way as long as you eventually get to use the sat receiver without having to purchase a lot of equipment or jack around with buttons and stuff.
Hopefully you can get it to work, it just takes patience or a lot of money.