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Two receivers with one lnb

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by Becket, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. Becket

    Becket New Member

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    I'm trying to connect a 311 and DVR512 on one line from my dish? If possible can someone please tell me how it's done.
    Thanks
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Leapin' Lizard Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    As far as I'm aware, what you want cannot be done without additional equipment. Depending on the dish setup, you might need a switch to accomplish this. You most definitely cannot just split that single feed, but depending on your dish assembly, if it has a built-in switch you might be able to run another line from the dish to the other receiver.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    there are LNBF with two or four outputs - dual and quad LNBFs
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    If you expect complete tuning flexibility on both receivers, there's no way around a second cable from the dish.
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Adding LNB outputs does not improve your chances of stacking more receivers onto a single cable.
     
  6. Becket

    Becket New Member

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    That's what I was afraid of. I'm 150 feet from the dish and had to install RG11 to get enough signal from the LMB. I don't want to spend the $$'s to put in another line, so I'll just split the DVR output.
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    DishPro LNBs (Low Noise Block) are supposed to be good up to 200' on SCC RG6 so you may be stepping over dollars to pick up dimes. The 311 and 512 are both DishPro compatible.
     
  8. Becket

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    Thanks, I'll look into that.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    It would allow him feed two or three or four sat tuners using separate cables. Or , in case of DPP LNBF more then that.
     
  10. scooper

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    Can't run 2 receivers from 1 cable - period.
    He could run the 311 and that DVR512 off one cable for each receiver, IF he was using a DPP TWIN LNB on a dish500 pointing at 119/110. Or have DishPro LNB for 119 and 110, 1 cable for each, then join them at the house with a DP34 switch. (would use 1 output for each tuner).
     
  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    period ? hehe

    for one DP/DPP LNBF he could run many as he want using 2 GHz splitters :D

    [I hope you understand the technology to accept the fact]
     
  12. scooper

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    2GHz splitters are not going to allow totally indepdent operation of of 2 receivers - using 119 and 110.
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    for one LNBF ie one sat it does - see DP signal
     
  14. Becket

    Becket New Member

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    Ok, I'll try it and let you know. Where can I get the splitter?
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Fry's , Home Depot, eBay, Internet .... should works up to 2150 MHz
     
  16. RBA

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    It has to be a high frequency satellite splitter and you will only have one satellite either 110 or 119 not both.
     

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