I'm posting for my 92-year old father who has had Dish at his apartment for about 4 years. About a month ago, there was a complete signal loss. The contracted person for the apartment complex came out and ended up putting a Power Inserter DPP44 inside his apartment. For some reason it lost power yesterday and three other people in his apartment complex also lost their signal. Turns out that the power inserter in my Dad's apartment also controls the other three apartments in his building. Is this normal? Seems like he would be paying the power bill (don't know if it uses a lot of power or not) and has a pretty easy way to annoy the neighbors by disconnecting (if he was so inclined, which he isn't). Would like to know if this is normal. I personally think it should be removed and powered outside where the Dish satellite is... Thanks!