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using a zinwell 6x8 with a AT-9

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by mdmcvay, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. mdmcvay

    mdmcvay AllStar

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    Is it necessary to hook all 4 sat outputs into the multiswitch for it to work properly. I have an HR20 in my living room. I have an HR21 in my bedroom and I am wanting to add an old SD tivo into another bedroom. What I would like to do, if it's possible, is cut my 2 existing cables going into my bedroom in the attic and insert the multiswitch there and then drop 2 more from the switch to the other bedroom. So can I use 2 inputs to output 4. My dish is on the opposite end of the house and i have to go around the living room which has a vaulted ceiling which is a pain. Just trying to make this as easy as possible.

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  2. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

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    You have to connect all 4 lines from the dish to the multi-switch.
     
  3. mdmcvay

    mdmcvay AllStar

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    dadgummit

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  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    You need all four coax to the multiswitch for HD and multi-satellite reception.

    You only need 2 coax to the multiswitch if you only want to access the 101 satellite. That would probably work for your Tivo, but unfortunately it won't work for the HR series.

    Carl
     

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