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Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by SeaBeagle, Jan 4, 2012.

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    No. Each receiver needs its own feed from the satellite.
     
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    It most certainly can, its just a question of how easily you can connect that cable to your dish. It's possible that its already connected to dish, an to your 1st receiver an then diplexer's were used to back feed TV2 to....well....TV2. If thats the case, you'd hafta remove them an run a cable to the dish from the furthest diplexer (or nearest to TV2 location). We'd need more information as to how your system is connected, in house wiring etc, to further help, but in essence, yes it is possible.
     
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    Most certainly is. Should be 2 xtra connections actually, on the LNB.
     
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    From the LNB on the dish. The head on the mast arm. There are 2 small screws holding it on, they'll need to be removed and a new cable connected to it, as with the 1st. And you'll need to run new cable to the TV2 location.
     
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    Seabeagle - The short answer (for less than 4 receivers on an HD setup) is that for every receiver needs it's own cable from the LNB on the dish to the receiver. It may be possible that cable to your second TV can be joined to a cable coming from the LNB.

    If your proposed setup is more complicated than this - tell us so we can give you a better answer.

    Sheesh - all these people who want help and don't want to provide the needed info....
     
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    Trust us - this is not like cable where you can run splitters. When we say "You must run one cable from the LNB to each receiver" - we mean it.

    If this is too complicated for you - call Dish and they will be glad to send a tech out to set it up so it will work correctly.
     
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    Your giving some conflicting information. In 1 post you say there is 1 cable coming from the dish, in another, you say there is 2. Bottom line, if you want to do this yourself, your going to need to follow/trace-out each cable that your using for DISH an find out where it goes, what its connected to, etc. Tug on the wire a lil, listen to where it is/is going, have a friend/family member help in this process. You're not going to get anywhere until you find out how that tv2 cable connects to your 1st receiver. The easier solution is just run a new cable from the dish, all the way to the TV2 location.

    My hunch is, the dish has 1 cable, that cable goes to TV1. From TV1, a second cable was run to TV2 (or possibly it was an existing cable in your house). In addition, the Tech could of used "diplexers", to piggy back on the cable that DOES goto the dish to feed TV2. A diplexer is used to combine the sat signal w/ a TV signal (as in the TV output on the back of your receiver). 1 diplexer is used to combine the 2 signals, probably near the TV1 location, a 2nd one would be used to seperate them and THAT would be the point at which your TV2 cable breaks off and goes to TV2 location. A deplexer looks like a splitter but its not and should say 'diplexer' on it. This is why I'm suggesting running a new cable to the dish, becuz of the complication that you "may" have diplexers. If you start messing with it, you may lose signal to your tv2 location such that is now, and that will require a service technician to your house. Diplexers are a pesky/troublesome device. Sometimes just the slightest movement will cause it to fail especially if its exposed to weather.
     
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    There are 2 cables coming in to the house but one coming off the dish. I have no idea where the second cable is coming in from. I only see me coming in to them house by off the dish but 2 coming into the house one feeds the receiver it's signal and the other feeds the second TV.
     

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