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Help needed with HR10-250

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by magyar01, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. magyar01

    magyar01 New Member

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    I just installed a HR10-250. I want to use the dual tuner function but I only have 1 satellite feed on that side of the house. I have tried a RF splitter, that didn't work. I called DirecTv and they told me to get a digital splitter from Best Buy. I tried that but it passed no signals thru to the 250, at least I got some signal with the cheapie splitter. Running a second feed from my 4X8 switch in the basement in not an option on this side of the house(Slab floor, Cathedral ceiling, etc.) I would appreciate any help

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  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    If all your dish lines are already going to a multiswitch, then you don't have any other option. You are going to have to run another line from the multiswitch.
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    Or, you could install a second dish and run two lines to your dvr from that.
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  3. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

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    Or you can install a Multiswitch outside (obviously one rated to be exposed to the weather) so that you can have 8 feeds OUTSIDE (4 from the switch to your existing switch), and then the other to your area with the HR10-250.

    Stacking technology (at least the relative cheap ones... $300 for the set) are only for the 101 sat, thus that would block out MOST of the DirecTV HD content.

    See... www.tivocommunity.com for a forum dedicated to the HR10-250 (well pretty much dedicateD)
     
  4. aandjw

    aandjw Mentor

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    You can stack the signal after the multiswitch and destack at the receiver to use only one cable and both tuners on the HR10-250. This will give you regular D* programming but no HD (and maybe no locals depending on where you live).....it only works on the 101 satellite signal. I convinced D* that I couldn't run a 2nd cable to this type of location on my house and they installed (for free) a 2nd AT9 dish on the other side of my house so I could have 2 cables run to the HR10-250 (and soon to the HR20 - HA!).
     
  5. jdknocks

    jdknocks Cool Member

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    If you have two sat feeds going to your switch you can use a diplexer. A diplexer will carry to feeds through one line, then use another diplexer at the DVR end to split into two. It works, I am doing it. It must be a diplexer not a splitter.
     
  6. greywolf

    greywolf DBSTalk Club Member

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    A diplexer will only work with a sat line and an OTA antenna or cableTV line. It cannot be used with 2 sat lines.
     
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