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Split signal question

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#1 OFFLINE   Kichigai



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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:08 PM

I current have a r10 and an r15 (only r15 active) and I would like to hook up my r10 into the bedroom but I only have one cable going into the room. I know that the r10 will work fine without only one line but I would really like to take advantage of the dual tuner for the bedroom.

Basically, what I am asking is where can I buy a splitter that will work with the D* signal similiar to the one I have outside to split the signal for dual tuners?

Also, will have to pay 2 dvr fees since I will have one that is d* and one that is tivo?


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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:19 PM

I would suggest that you do a search for signal splitters, but that might piss off some other posters so I will just tell you you can't split Directv satellite signals like you can cable TV signals. The long story is that with a lot of money spent on signal stackers and destackers you can do it. For what you want to do you need to run a second line to the room you want the R10 in. With D* you will only pay 1 DVR fee for the R15 and the R10.



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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:33 PM

The reason you can't just split satellite signals is the receiver sends a signal to the satellite dish (LNB) to switch between odd and even transponders, and if you have a multi-satellite Dish, between the different satellite locations. When one tuner calls for a channel that is on an even transponder and the other calls for a channel on a odd transponder then only one of your tuner's instructions to the LNB will be carried out. The other tuner will get "no signal". There are other bad side-effects that could happen, but that is the most visible issue.

The only way to only have one line "split" on a dual tuner, like boba said, get a stacker/destacker. This device takes one of the signals and stacks it on a higher frequency so both signals can be carried on one line. This is essentially what Dish Network does with the DishPro line of LNBs and switches. However you still need another LNB jack at the satellite dish or switch. There is no getting around that.

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