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Multiswitch Question


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#1 OFFLINE   jeffro7


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:58 PM

Right now I have a 5 LNB dish. I have 1 receiver downstairs and 3 receivers upstairs. I'd like to add a 4th receiver upstairs. I'm kind of a DIY'er and won't always have all 4 upstairs receivers activated at the same time, so I'm not really interested in calling DirecTV installation right now.

Question is - can I just take the lines for the 3 upstairs receivers and tie them into a 3X4 multiswitch, resulting in 4 upstairs receives? Obviously, I'll have some wiring to do so that I can have all 3 original lines come together at a single point for the multiswitch. Asked another way, do the 3 lines that go into the multiswitch have to be certain ones, or can they just be any random 3 coming off the dish?

Thanks very much in advance..

Oh..I'm considering a SWM solution too but don't feel like upgrading my receivers for the same reason mentioned above.


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#2 OFFLINE   jasonki32



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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:13 PM

You will need a Zinwell 6x8 multiswitch. The four lines from the satelite into the multiswitch and the run the out ports to the receivers. You would be able to have up to 8 with this multiswitch. The 3x4 wont work for your situation.

Edited by jasonki32, 30 December 2008 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:25 PM

what receiver(s) are you using? If you are just using SD receiver(s) and you don't have any locals on 119 then you should be able to use just 2 lines into a multiswitch. Any HD receiver tho will required 4 lines into a zinwell wb68 switch.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:44 PM

Thanks so far! Just using D10's and D11's. No HD. I am wanting locals in Cincinnati but am not sure if those are on 119. Can I still get away with a simple multiswitch?


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Posted 31 December 2008 - 09:52 AM

I'm almost positive your locals are on 101.....which means (I think) you could get away with the solution posted above.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 02:27 PM

A 3x4 switch (2 sat inputs and 4 outputs) will work fine FOR NOW, but keep in mind that future upgrades will likely require that it is changed to a more standard config.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 05:35 PM

Thanks for the advice!

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