I have the old dish non mpeg4 and a 12 receiver setup in my parents place. They were waiting for the new directv tivo but have given up since they get almost no hd channels. Dish is outside, distribution is in the basement and receivers are scattered all over the house. Most runs are 150-250 ft. Our AV integrator said that they cant do directv distribution/dish installs anymore since last summer. Directv installers came over and said they couldnt do such a large job twice now ... bs but I haven't been able to get it resolved. So... I decided to just do it myself. (btw if anyone who lives in dallas wants to make a couple bucks on a sunday/saturday and help me, let me know)
Dish <-- 100 ft outdoor rg11 coax --> basement distribution room (spaun amp & splitters) <-- 12 home runs ~ 150-200ft
1) What problems do you see with this setup? (obviously)
2) What do I use to split the ota antenna signal and how long should the runs be to the AM-21s? Heard there are problems with the AM-21 and the HR24-500 ... should I be worried?
3) I was just going to buy all the receivers etc from weaknees since DirecTV was trying to make me lease them or pay 600 for each receiver. Is this a good idea? Not too worried about the warranty since they get opened by our integrator to put the IR in
I may be a liitle over my head but I'm doing my best based on what I have read etc. Not terribly price sensitive but it needs to work of course . any help is much appreciated!
Edited by bigtexas, 28 April 2011 - 03:04 PM.