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instalation help.?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by habudab, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. habudab

    habudab Legend

    Nov 6, 2006
    okay real quick..

    i have had Direct tv since 10/2006. only needed one room hooked up at the time. i have an hd-dvr.. 2 lines coming into the hd-dvr.. my question is how many line should i have coming out of the 5 lnb dish i have.. there are only 2 now, and i think this is because they were only setting up one room with direct tv.. my question is, are there suppossed to be four lines coming from the dish, and if so could i add two more lines and run them to the other room that i want to set up with and hd/dvr.. thanks for your help in advance.

  2. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    The 5LNB has a built in multi-switch for 4 lines out. You can run 2 more lines from the dish to another DVR.

    There are ways to run another multi-switch(suppling up to eight tuners) or even a Single Wire Multi-switch(SWM) would allow you split a single output to up to eight tuners.

    www.solidsignal.com has a lot of equipment and installation info. There are other places on the web also but solidsignal has some real good documentation/installation help.

  3. jodyguercio

    jodyguercio Active Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Right now all you need are the two since all you have is the one dvr. When you add the second room then you need two more lines which the 5 LNB dish can handle.
  4. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    That dish supports up to four lines without additional equipment, but you only use what you need, hence only two lines running now.

    You can add the two lines you need for the other room. I would use a Sharpie to mark all the dish alignment marks in case you bump something out of whack. If you're careful, you should be able to access the LNB assembly without affecting the alignment at all.
  5. habudab

    habudab Legend

    Nov 6, 2006
    thanks to all i appreciate it..

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