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Question - 2 Dishes, one network, one install?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:42 AM
The previous owner actually had 2 directv accounts, one for his shed and one for his home because they weren't connected via coax and the installer wouldn't do it. It looks like both have the newest style dish. He ran a small business out of his shed and ran the other account off of it.
I'm interested in a similar set up, but I don't want to pay for 2 accounts. Is this possible?
Here's what I'd like to have set up.
House - 4 units including a H34
Shed - 2 receivers includinge one DVR
Both places share the same network, so it would be great if I could share the DVR content between locations, but not a must have.
If I have directv come in and install 6 units in my house, I should be able to move the two out to the shed without much trouble, right? Thanks in advance for your expertise!
Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:52 AM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:40 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:50 PM
Even Belden 1694A RG6 coax shows a 1000ft loss of about 93dB at 2000MHz not including F connectors. http://www.belden.co...glish/1694A.pdf
I would think a buried fiber optical cable with some sort of coax-to-optical converters on each end would work out - IMHO.
I don't know much about DirecTV networking receivers but would a wireless access point be a solution? I'm curious to know how to solve this problem wirelessly.
Edited by Tribbs, 19 February 2012 - 01:57 PM.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:22 PM
However, 1000 feet is also a long haul for ethernet. You may not have optimum whole-home between the two facilities.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:01 PM
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:29 PM
Nope, because that would need 500' of coax.
Anyone thought of one dish place in between the shop and the home?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:34 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:09 PM
you cannot by any means have the reciever in your shed on your mrv network to far away.
While DECA isn't only to work, and with 2 dishes, it wouldn't anyway, ethernet [with amps more than likely] will work.