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Help old guy with adding another Tivo

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 69800, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. 69800

    69800 New Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    I am retired and not very knowledgable and this new techno stuff. I have an R-10 with 2 cables coming in from my 3 LNB Dish which sees 3 sats. I want to add an HR10-250 with dual channels. I have a powered 3x4 multiswitch. I have read the a link on this subject. I still do not understand it. I would like to know if I can set up the second Tivo with what I have or Do I have to have 4 cables coming in from the dish?
    Please keep it simple for I am from a low tech generation.
    Thanks in advance
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    You will need four cables from the dish and can connect two to each DVR. The dish's internal multiswitch will do the job and you do not need to add another (the 3x4 wouldn't work correctly either).

    :welcome_s to DBSTalk!
  3. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Just disconnect the multiswitch entirely and run 4 cables from the dish-2 to each Tivo.
  4. 69800

    69800 New Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Thats what I was starting to think. Thanks for the advice.
  5. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    In any case, two more cables will need to be run from the dish.

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