DirecTV to Free TV


​​​​An Easy Conversion​
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​​​​​ When I first started experimenting with cord cutting I was a DirecTV subscriber. One of the first steps is ​​to buy and install an ​​​​​​​​​​outside antenna.​​​​​​​​​​ Since the dish type TV is already mounted on the roof and ​​cabled into the house you can take advantage of this.​
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​​​​​​​​​​​Steps to Convert DirecTV to FreeTV​

  1. ​​​​​D​​​​​​​​isconnect the two coax cables coming from the dish antenna.​​​​​​​​​
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  2. ​​​​​R​​​​​​​​emove just the Dish/satellite antenna but leave the mounting in place.​​​​​​​​​
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  3. ​​​​​Install your new ​​​​​​​​​​outside ​​​​​​​​​​​​antenna​​​​​​​​​​ on the existing mount.​​​​​​​​​
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  4. ​​​​​Remove the special DirecTV switch box. If you need one replace it with ​​​​​​​​a​​​​​​​​n inexpensive ​​​​​​​​​​TV​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​
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    ​​​​​​​splitter​​​​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​​
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​​​​​​​​​​​BEFORE​
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​​​​​Note my ​​​​​​​​​​antenna​​​​​​​​​​ sitting ready for install.​

Before

Before

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AFTER​
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​​​​​i flipped the aluminum arm 180 degrees to optimize ​​​​​​​​​​antenna ​​​​​​​​​​aim as required in my neighborhood.​

After

After

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​​​​​TECHNICAL DETAILS​
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​​​​​For those technically inclined click on the image below for a simple block diagram showing before and ​​after​.

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