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ZInwell 4x8 NON powered.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by mschiff6, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. mschiff6

    mschiff6 New Member

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    I am told that ZInwell makes a 4x8 Non powered switch. I went to their website and I do not see it. Does this exist and if so could someone please give me a model number? Also because it is not powered is there a much stricter distance limitation on the runs? Thanks
     
  2. HoTat2

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    Its actually a 6x8 and its very common;

    Such as here;

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.as...c&utm_campaign=google_adwords_02_Zinwell_WB68

    Google "Zinwell WB68"

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  3. Bill Broderick

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    The person who told you about this was probably thinking about the Zinwell WB68, which is really a non-powered 6x8 multiswitch. But most people only use 4 of the 6 inputs.

    You can get the new on ebay for about $12.

    This was the standard multiswitch that DirecTV used prior to moving to SWiM.
     
  4. peds48

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    Yes
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Real 4x8 Zinwell [​IMG]
     
  6. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    For the OP. Why do you need a 4x8, what exactly are you trying to do?
     
  7. mschiff6

    mschiff6 New Member

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    I have a slimline 5 dish. I am trying to go to a 5th and 6th box off of the same dish without redoing existing setup. I just want to run two more lines.
     
  8. woodybeetle

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    Not to be negative, that switch is not designed to pass the Ka band, use a 6x8 that was. So well stopped making the 4x8 when they launched the 6x8 and the 6x16 Switches.
     
  9. HoTat2

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    Yeah ...

    I actually used that same multiswitch years ago before the Ka band birds existed and still have it lying in an old box here along with other obsolete Ku band only switches.

    Its the Zinwell SAM-4803 4 x 8 and its powered.
     
  10. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    You need a WB68 to pass the HD signals.
     
  11. peds48

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    Also, Don't forget the BBCs, unless you have either a H23 or HR23
     

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