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Block detail diagram of typical directv setup?
Posted 18 February 2006 - 07:02 PM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:28 PM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:04 PM
The only 2 changes involve using a different multi-switch(currently a Zinwell WB68) if you need more than 4 cable runs, and you cant diplex an OTA signal on the cables anymore as that frequency bandwidth will now being used by the sat signals...so you'll need a seperate antenna feed to each OTA receiver...
Posted 21 February 2006 - 05:55 PM
- New MPEG4 dish has 4 outputs
- NON DVR, SD and HD receivers require 1 input
- SD and HD DVRs require 1 input but operate best with 2 inputs
So for your current set up (1hd, 1tivo,1sd), you only need 4 outputs from the dish and do not need a multiplexer. If you ever change or add more receivers and need more than 4 outputs from the dish, you will need a multiplexer which creates 8 outputs from the 4 the dish has. The multiplexer can be installed outdoors or indoors. The only constraint to where you install it is that it has to have all four outputs from the dish...so it needs to be located at a place BEFORE the lines separate and go different directions to different locations in your house.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:28 PM
Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:57 PM
All correct except change multiplexer to multi-switch....a multiplexer is something else....
Yes, exactly right, I call it a multiplexer, but I mean multi-switch, sorry about that...