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Question - 2 Dishes, one network, one install?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Andygr2, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Andygr2

    Andygr2 New Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I recently purchase residence with a shed about 1000 feet away from the home.

    The previous owner actually had 2 directv accounts, one for his shed and one for his home because they weren't connected via coax and the installer wouldn't do it. It looks like both have the newest style dish. He ran a small business out of his shed and ran the other account off of it.

    I'm interested in a similar set up, but I don't want to pay for 2 accounts. Is this possible?

    Here's what I'd like to have set up.

    House - 4 units including a H34

    Shed - 2 receivers includinge one DVR

    Both places share the same network, so it would be great if I could share the DVR content between locations, but not a must have.

    If I have directv come in and install 6 units in my house, I should be able to move the two out to the shed without much trouble, right? Thanks in advance for your expertise!
  2. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    As long as they arent two physical addresses should be fine. I agree that you should have all the equipment installed at the house then move the equipment yourself. Just remember that it probably wont be "supported" by D* thought if you choose to do this.
  3. cabletech

    cabletech Legend

    Jan 20, 2011
    also make sure that all of the equipment is the same, that way you can move recievers around and not to change any thing.
  4. Tribbs

    Tribbs Mentor

    Feb 12, 2012
    A 1000ft of even the best coax would exhibit substantial signal degradation.

    Even Belden 1694A RG6 coax shows a 1000ft loss of about 93dB at 2000MHz not including F connectors. http://www.belden.com/techdatas/english/1694A.pdf

    I would think a buried fiber optical cable with some sort of coax-to-optical converters on each end would work out - IMHO.

    I don't know much about DirecTV networking receivers but would a wireless access point be a solution? I'm curious to know how to solve this problem wirelessly.
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    He doesn't need 1000 feet of coax. He's only running coax to the nearest dish (one on the shop, one on the house). He already has network available both places, so if he connects to his network he should be able to share whole-home. As noted, not a supported configuration, but should work.

    However, 1000 feet is also a long haul for ethernet. You may not have optimum whole-home between the two facilities.
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Anyone thought of one dish place in between the shop and the home?
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Nope, because that would need 500' of coax. :nono:
  8. ds2992

    ds2992 Mentor

    Feb 8, 2012
    if the dish on the shed is a proper dtv dish you wont need to pay for another dish install. you cannot by any means have the reciever in your shed on your mrv network to far away.
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Not true.
    While DECA isn't only to work, and with 2 dishes, it wouldn't anyway, ethernet [with amps more than likely] will work.

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