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Sat cable Spliter

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Ivtec, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Ivtec

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    Can someone please tell me if i can split 1cable coming from the sat switch to 2 hd receivers using a sat 2 ways splitter, thanks good people.
     
  2. Mertzen

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    Nope. DBS doesn not lend itself well to splitting.

    D* has a single wire solution but since you posted in Dish I guess you are a E* sub?
     
  3. Ivtec

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    Yes i'm E sub, so what is the solution?thanks in advance
     
  4. opus74

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    Another "wire" from the dish, or the switch if it's external to the dish. ;)
     
  5. DoyleS

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    Typically it helps to post the models of your receivers and switches.

    ..Doyle
     
  6. Ivtec

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    VIP 211,anda HD Nfusion NV ,the switch on the roof is a dp34,also have a freind that has 2 322's that wants also to split them sinse he has to get long runs of cable from the outside switch just like me.
     
  7. DoyleS

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    If your friend has two 322 receivers which are dual tuner receivers, he can run 1 lines to each receiver and use Dish Pro Plus separators to feed the 2 tuners from one line on each receiver.

    You cannot use DPP separators to connect two single channel receivers like your VIP 211. DPP separators can only be used with DPP receivers.

    I am not sure whether you were looking to connect both your VIP211 and your FTA receiver on the same line but I am not aware of any way to do that and doesn't make a lot of sense since with FTA you need to be able to point at multiple sats whereas the 211 is pointed always at the same sats.

    ..Doyle
     
  8. puckwithahalo

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    Also, he can't use the separators with a DP34, he would need to replace that with a DPP44
     
  9. TheChef

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    Like Puck said, your options for single cable installations would require you to change your switch to dish pro plus version.

    From what you describe though, you should have open space on your switch. Get your hands dirty and run another line.
     
  10. ShapeShifter

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    But that still won't let him hook up two independent receivers to one wire, it will only let him feed the two integrated tuners within a single DPP capable receiver.

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    To the OP: Cable and over the air antenna systems send all of the channels at once all of the time, which is why splitting works -- each output of a splitter gets the same complete signal. The cable from a dish to a satellite receiver, however, only carries a portion of the signals at one time. When you change channels on the satellite receiver, the receiver sends a command to the dish/switch to signal which subset of channels it should send now. If you use a splitter on a satellite feed, the commands from the two receivers will conflict with each other, and at least one of the receivers is likely to not get the subset of channels that it is expecting.

    There MUST be a dedicated cable running from the dish/switch to each receiver.
     

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