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D* Installation Question
Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:52 AM
Has anyone had any experience with the installer they (Value Electronics) use in NW Atlanta? I have read some horror stories (not about their installer, just in general) and I would like to know what to expect.
Also, I because of the 3-room installed I had to order a 5 X 8 multiswitch from them. I am not sure I fully understand how a multi-switch works. I know I need five lines out 2= HD TIVO, 2= SD TIVO, and 1 regular receiver. I also know that only four lines can come out of the LNB. My question is how many lines are needed for the mulit-switch to output 5 signals. By this I mean, how many lines in are required minimally, and if different, how many lines would be optimal for best performance, and why?
The reason I ask is that I have 3 lines currently running from my E* dish in the back yard to the house. These are good runs, buried underground, and I would like to not have to dig them up and add another line, if it is not necessary.
Posted 29 October 2004 - 05:36 AM
A DirecTV multiswitch makes available any of a given number of LNB signals to each receiver. Each output of the multiswitch receives a voltage and/or 22kHz tone from the tuner connected to it to identify which of the signals the tuner is asking for (actually now with the satellite at 72.5° and 95°, there's a few additional potential signals a receiver could ask for, but it works on the same principle).
Posted 29 October 2004 - 12:46 PM