Satellite Setup for 24 TVs

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by ma3x, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. ma3x

    ma3x New Member

    Jun 29, 2019
    Hello, I want to setup one Satellite Dish giving Digital Television to 24 TVs.

    How many multiswitches do I need, how many splitters?
    Do I need an amplifier?
    I already got coaxial cables running through the 2 story building.
    The longest cable doesn't go longer than 10 meters.

    Which antenna dish should I buy, 60cm, 80cm, which lnb - quattro?... link/url on amazon or another site?

    I was thinking using one SWM8 and down the line, one 3 way splitter on each port (8 splitters in total).
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I can not tell you all that you need to do but,
    some of what you typed does not work.
    If you used a SWM8, then it will only operate 8 tuners. If any of these TVs are DVRs then they would have 2 tuners in each receiver.
    You would need a pair of SWM16s to handle 32 tuners.
    Several splitters. Dishes come with names, like Slimline 3.

    I would suggest you call DirecTV and tell them that want an account to operate 24 TV sets and let them hook it up for you.
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    This sounds like a multi unit MDU type setup. That would be a different department.
  4. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 9, 2008
    You need to call the Commercial Dept. Start with 1-800-531-5000 -Wait till Start of Business on Monday
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  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Is this a commercial install? With 24 TVs, do they automatically consider it commercial?

    Where does the TS/OP live? Any local satellite installers?
  6. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    It sure sounds like it has to be a bar/restaurant, given that the longest run is only 30 feet. Besides, in an MDU you don't talk about "number of TVs" you talk about "number of apartments".

    24 TVs is easy, get a Slimline dish with an SL5KRB (legacy reverse band) LNB and a DSWM30. No amplifier needed. You would have two 2 way and four 8 way splitters (using 6 outputs on each) to run to the TVs. This will support a maximum of 26 TVs, if you go higher than that someday you'll have a more complicated setup.

    If you have to ask a question about what you need and don't even know that Directv uses a standard sized dish, this isn't something you should DIY.
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  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    DIRECTV service? You mention the SWM8. but you didn't specify DIRECTV.
  8. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    Do they have an AK/HI dish for the current Ka/Ku satellite locations like they used to when they were at 101, 110 and 119? Has anyone had any luck using a residential LNB on an generic, oversized dish?
  9. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2013
    Yes they have a reverse band 3 LNB for the AK/HI dish. A residential LNB won't work on those dishes due to geometry.

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