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Help with DirectTV installation?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dolfan, Sep 25, 2005.

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  1. dolfan

    dolfan New Member

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    I have a two dish install to do where the guy has 1 coax run to each dish which terminate in a utility room. The coax then needs to run to a R10 and two D10. I know the dvr needs two coax runs but how can I do this with only one coax run to each dish. I do have a Eagle Aspen MS44D switch. My question is can I use diplexors by the dish to convert two to one and then use them in the utility to convert back to two? Does this make sense? The coax was placed when the house was built and it would be very difficult to run more. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. jdspencer

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    Because of the multiswitch you stated, I assume you have one dish for 101 and another for your locals from 72.5. The 101 dish should have two outputs connected to the MS44D switch and the 72.5 dish connected to one of the other inputs on the switch (or maybe both of them). We need more info about what you have. Anyway, diplexers won't work. They are used to combine OTA with satellite.
     
  3. kspeters

    kspeters Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yes, 101 and 72.5 sats. I guess what I mean is since the guy only ran one coax to each dish, is there something I can use to get the signal from each lnb intot he houses utility room to the multi switch using just one coax for each satellite? Since I need a total of 4 feeds(1 for each d10 and two for the dual tuner r10) just trying to figure this out b/c running extra coax to dishes won't be easy at all. I know dish network has seperators that they used and was wondering if directv had something similar.

    ps I am dolfan also, don't know what happened when I posted earlier.
     
  4. boba

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    No two ways about it you need FOUR(4) lines from the dishes to the multiswitch or a very expensive stacking system. :)
     
  5. kspeters

    kspeters Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Crap, I knew someone wa going to say that!!!
    Thanks for the info,,I guess it's time to run more cable.
     
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