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installing 6x8 multiswitch
Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:04 PM
Thanks in Advance
Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:09 PM
Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:16 PM
Once you get the switch in there, plug all the receivers back in and you shouldn't have to change anything.
Yes, you can put the BBC on somewhere else besides the back of the receiver, but not outside and they have to be in the same direction as normal. The pigtail goes towards the receiver. You can't screw the pigtail to the 6x8, but you can make a short jumper and then use an F81 barrel from the pigtail to attach to your cable running to the room. Or pry it open and take the pigtail off and attach the cable directly.
Owned H25-700 and H24-700 off and packed for the move.
DIRECTV subscriber since Nov. 2009
Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:31 PM
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:47 PM
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:53 PM
I will be adding another output tomorrow.
Posted 10 November 2010 - 08:53 AM
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:32 PM
Well I got the install done. Everything went well except I did have to do a red button reset on my two h21's. For some reason on those even if they are powered down if I disconnect the coax and reattach when I power them back on it will say searching for satellite, I wonder if it has something to so with the BBC's. My H23 was fine and no reset was needed again no BBC on it so I dont know if that has something to do with it?
Did you actually unplug them or just turn them off with the power button on the remote? The power button on the remote doesn't actually turn them off. Powering them down is best done by going into the menus and telling them to reboot and then pulling the power when it starts to reboot. The only way they are actually off is with then not plugged into power.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:52 AM
Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:39 PM
Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:28 AM
It's okay to have coax hooked to an unused output (and you don't really need to put a terminator at the far end of the coax, the coax itself provides much the same benefit). Do protect the far end connector so it does not short out accidentally.
Don't use terminators at all. I burned out a 6x16 Zinwell because the installer put them on.
Posted 13 November 2010 - 07:39 AM
Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:35 AM
I wasnt going to terminate it only have a line hooked to it that goes to a room that I dont always have the box connected to.
We're talking about caps that fit on the unused ports of the multi-switches. They have a 75 ohm resistor in them and if used on the multi-switches they will, at the very least, burn out the transformer on the power lead.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:02 PM