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2 Receivers off of 1 Line?

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#1 OFFLINE   Instigator1966


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 10:50 PM

I currently have a triple lnb, with one of the lines running to my basement. Can I put a splitter in the line and use 2 Directv receivers (i.e. one line splits into 2 lines and I use a receiver on each of the 2 lines)? I thought I remember someone saying you can't do this, but I'm not sure why since I would be using 2 seperate receivers.

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#2 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 11:29 PM

:welcome_s to DBSTalk, Instigator1966!

This is a bit of a simplistic explanation, but the cable that runs between the receiver and a dish is a two-way communications line. Not only does it receive the signal from the dish, but the receiver also sends a signal back to the switch on the satellite dish telling it which satellite to point at and which polarity. A splitter simply will not work.

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 09:59 AM

You cannot use regular splitters with directv . Each receiver must have at least one feed directly from the dish or the multi-switch downstream of the dish. You HAVE to run additional lines or use very expensive stacker/de-stacker equipment. If you are already using all 4 lines from your dish, then you will need to add a cascadable multi-switch that has more than 4 outputs, usually then next sstep up is to go to a 4x8 cascadable multi-switch, or 5x8 if you have an OTA hookup.

What exact dish do you have , a Phase III or do you have one of the slightly older models that uses the SAT C kit?

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 10:04 AM

This question is pop-up each day - Mods could you make two sticky posts at Dish and DirecTV forum ?

Just one phrase in subject: "Don't use splitter !"

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