Satellite broadcast receiving and distribution system

  • US 6,947,702 B2
  • Filed: 01/23/2002
  • Issued: 09/20/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system that conveys blocks of received satellite broadcasts for selection by remote receiver equipment via a cable, said system comprising:

  • a satellite receiving antenna that receives at least first and second distinct blocks of broadcasts from at least one satellite, said first block comprising a first plurality of satellite broadcasts, said second block comprising a second plurality of satellite broadcasts;

    at least one block converter coupled to the satellite receiving antenna, said block converter block-frequency-converting at least the first block comprising the first plurality of satellite broadcasts to a different frequency band; and

    a coupler, coupled to the block converter, that applies both blocks onto said distribution cable for simultaneous conveyance to the remote receiver equipment.

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