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Vip622 installation question...

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Calvin386, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. Jul 2, 2007 #1 of 10
    Calvin386

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    Well after a few months of coming to this board and getting all the info I needed to get ready for my 622 install, I was finally ready for the installer to come. I had spent about 4 hours running all the wires I needed to get everything running the way I wanted it. All the installer had to do was change out my dish and hook up the receiver. Then Bam! Line of sight was blocked by a tree. The tree is coming down.

    Now on to my question...I have ran 2 seperate rg6 coax cables from my dish location to my receiver location. The installer said he only needed to use one of them because the vip622 has a built in seperator or something to that effect. I thought there were 2 tuner inputs on the back of the 622 designed to come from the dish. Should I insist that the installer use both inputs?

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  2. Jul 2, 2007 #2 of 10
    paulcdavis

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    The Dish 1000 has one output that uses band stacking to put both SAT 1 and SAT 2 on the same RG6. A separator will be installed at your 622 to go from one cable to the two sat inputs.

    Band stacking is why you must be sure that your cable is rated to at least 2.25 GHz (3 GHz is better) and that all grounding blocks, barrel connectors, surge protectors, etc., are rated for 3 GHz.

    They have a blue center (dielectric) usually instead of white for identification.

    Use the extra RG6 for your OTA antenna. You'll need it for PBS HD.

    Paul
     
  3. Jul 2, 2007 #3 of 10
    mr1213

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    Only one line is required per receiver because a special splitter is installed right in back of the receiver for the two satellite inputs.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2007 #4 of 10
    Calvin386

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    I assume the installer will have the 3GHz cable on the truck? We can use the line I have already run to pull it through the wall with no problem.

    Thanks for the info
     
  5. Jul 4, 2007 #5 of 10
    HD_Wayne

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    If you purchased your cable from Home Depot or similar it is usually labeled for the frequency range and may not have to be replaced if it covers up to 2150 MHz. In the Dish 1000 antenna the twin LNBF should be a Dish Pro Plus type to use the separator for single cable runs to the ViP622. The Dish 1000.2 is also a Dish Pro Plus type. Any switches used need to be Dish Pro Plus compatible like the DPP44.

    D* will be carrying PBS HD this fall so I assume that E* will want to do the same.

    Wayne
     
  6. Jul 4, 2007 #6 of 10
    harsh

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    Where did you discover this?
     
  7. HD_Wayne

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    In February I was at a forum where the pgm manager from KQED (CH9 SFO, CA) said that D* will be carrying their content in HD this fall. So I assume that if D* has it in HD then E* will follow suit and have it in HD also.

    Wayne
     
  8. bheil

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    Is this going to screw me up? I have a 510 (that just went tits up) and a 622. I called and upgraded the 510 to a 622. Can I use a splitter on both cables coming from the Dish 1000 and gain the use of all 4 tuners? Or do I get 2 on my original 622 and 1 on the new box?
     
  9. ChuckA

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    One cable to each box and use the separators to connect the total of four inputs.
     
  10. BobaBird

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    Assuming the Dish 1000 has the typical DPP Twin.
     
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