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Adding a third receiver

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by SJ HART, May 7, 2005.

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  1. SJ HART

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    I currently have a 942 and 921 connected using a DP34 (DISH 500 and 148). All DISHPRO equipment. 2 cables coming from the DISH 500 and one cable from the 148 dish. Therefore a total of 3 cables feed into the DP34 and then 4 cables go to the two receivers (2 each). What would be the best way to add my 721 (which I'm currently not using) into my setup to have 3 receivers (all with 2 tuners each)? I know that both the 942 and 921 are dishpro plus receivers (the 721 is only a dishpro). Thanks!
     
  2. JohnH

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    You could use an additional DP34.

    DP34s can be stacked for up to 12 receiver ports.
     
  3. SimpleSimon

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    OR, replace the DP34 with a DPP44 and use DPP Separators.

    This has the advantage of freeing up some cable runs which might be useful to you.

    Oh - and the 721 can use the DPP Separator, too, even though it doesn't have the logo.
     
  4. SJ HART

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    Can the DP34 use separators or only the DP44?
     
  5. Mike500

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    If you do not need 148 on two of the receiver outlets, you can go with a DishPro quad. Two of the feeds on the quad feed into the sw34, and two others can be connected to those outlets not needing 148.
     
  6. SimpleSimon

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    Only DPPlus gear can use Separators. Right now that's the DPP44 switch and the DPP-Twin LNBF.

    To forestall the seemingly inevitable question, no, you do NOT need to use the DPP-Twin to drive the DPP44, but you CAN.

    Mike500: Ain't no such thing as a SW34.
     
  7. Mike500

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    Meant DP34. I should know. I've installed over 300 of them.
     
  8. SJ HART

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    Adding another DP34 seems to be the easiest (and cheapest). One extra cable is not a problem. Thanks for the info. SJ
     
  9. SJ HART

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    Finally installed this setup and am having problems. Have a 921, 942 and 721. Using two DP34s. I am getting intermittent issues with 110. I am running 119 (port 1), 110 (port 2) and 148 (port 3) into one dp34. The first dp34 is then connected with three (very short) cables to another dp34. Which ever receiver (two cables), I connect to the second dp34 has a problem with port 2 (921, 942 or 721). I even switched port 2 and 3, and then have an issue with 148. DISH told me that I might have a bad dp34 switch (second/new one), but I switched them and have the same problem. Any help? Thank you!
     
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