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Multiswitch question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Hornnumb2, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Hornnumb2

    Hornnumb2 Legend

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    I need a total of 10 outputs but only have a Zinwell WB68 hooked up now but I need to add a sd receiver. I have a Perfect vision PVDTV3X4 can I just unhook a pair off the 6x8 and come in to this switch to get the extra output? Thanks Michael
     
  2. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    Choctaw, OK
  3. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Three, actually. :)
     
  4. firefighter4evr

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    Just replace your WB68 with a WB616... that will give you 16 outputs to hook up receivers. The WB616 also requires AC power to it while your WB68 was powered by the receivers..


    You can get one online at places like solid signal. i have included a link.... http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?prod=WB616
     
  5. Hornnumb2

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    I was afraid you were going to say that, That thing isn't cheap, I was hoping for a more pocket book friendly solution.
     
  6. firefighter4evr

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    Try looking on Amazon.com or Ebay... I got my WB616 for $30.00 shipped.. Maybe you can get as lucky as i did.

    You could also get a 2nd WB68 and take the 4 lines from the dish and split them (using the proper splitter) and hook up both switches giving you 16 ports..... Keep in mind, Zinwell does NOT advise you to do that (and some will tell you that you can't) but, i do know that a few people here have done that and it has worked fine.
     
  7. jdspencer

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    Actually, cascading SW68's is what is questionable. The splitting the sat lines to feed two SW68s in parallel does work.

    The OP could put a 3x4 switch on two lines off the SW68, but then those outputs would only have the 101 sat.
     
  8. Hornnumb2

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    What kinda of splitter would I need to split the sat lines with another WB68. Thanks Michael
     
  9. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I use Skywalker SKY23302D splitters - less than four bucks each at Solid Signal. They work great. :)
     
  10. TigersFanJJ

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    Four of these should do.

    You want to make sure the splitters you use are high frequecy and pass power on all ports.
     
  11. firefighter4evr

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    Personally, i prefer aspen eagle products.... but, for what you wanna do both of the choices will work...:hurah:
     

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