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Splitting Signal for HDTV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JPW, Dec 23, 2005.

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  1. JPW

    JPW New Member

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    We got a new HDTV, but I don't want to take the plung and buy a HD-Tivo. I guess you could say I'm cheap($400 for a piece of equipment that the cable company loan you is outrageous). Anyway I'd really like to get to see the HD picture on our new TV, unfortunately it doesn't have a built in tuner. So I'm wondering if I can get the DTV HD receiver, split our incoming signals and run one set to the DTivo and the other to the DTV HD receiver? So what is the draw back of splitting the signal? and can I don this?
     
  2. bpratt

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    The DirecTV HD service uses a 3 LNB dish which has 4 RG6 cable connections on it. You would run one of the 4 cables to the DTivo and another one to the DTV HD receiver. The cable from the 3 LNB dish cannot be split because a signal is sent up the cable from the DTV HD reciever which tells the dish which of the three satellites to select. On older equipment like the DTivo which does not send a signal, the dish defaults to the 101 satellite.
     
  3. JPW

    JPW New Member

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    Since I'm only using 2 of the 4 connections now, could I still leave my DTivo hooked up with two and hookup the HDTV non Tivo receiver and achieve what I'm after?
     
  4. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

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    If you have unused leads from the dish yes.
     
  5. Wolffpack

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    DTivos do perform SAT and transponder switching. Locals in smaller markets are on 119 (or maybe 110) but not 101.
     
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