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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by mauijiminar, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. mauijiminar

    mauijiminar Godfather

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    Here what I have in my home:
    I have one HR-200 and standard receiver in my living room
    I have one DVR SD 2 tuner receiver in my bedroom
    I have one standard receiver in my daughters room

    I want to add another HD DVR to replace the standard reciever in my living room, but I need to run another line so I can have 2 tuners. Is this hard to do? Where to I connect the line? Is the muliti switch outside or in the attic? I dont have a clue what to do. Running line is not the problem for me, it is where to connect it. Any help would be great!
     
  2. miketorse

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    If you know how to run wire, it'll be easy. SOMEWHERE either in your attic or outside near your electrical grounding maybe, there is a multiswitch with all 4 lines from the DISH connected to it. Then there are currently 6 outputs being used by your current 6 tuners. You just need to add a 7th output connection, and run that coax cable into your living room. That should get you up and running.
     
  3. doctrsnoop

    doctrsnoop Godfather

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    The only trick here is to find your multiswitch. You're going to have to look at your lines and follow them until you find the switch which is a grey box about 5x7x1.5 inches. There are 8 outputs, you should have 2 open ones according to the info above. It's standard rg6 coax, run another line and then replace your sd receiver when done
     
  4. MrLatte

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    Also, don't connect to the FLEX ports. Those are used for international channels. This is assuming you have a Zinwell WB68 multiswitch.

    Here's a link to the installation guide PDF for the Zinwell multiswitch (from SolidSignal.com):
    http://www.solidsignal.com/manuals/WB68_Install_Guide.pdf
     
  5. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    It is possible that all four lines are comming directly from your LNB to each of your recivers Now. When you upgrade to HDDVR ask for pro install and a installer will be dispatch and install multiswitch depending on where you exsisting connections are Run your New Wire to that location and have him connect away.
     
  6. miketorse

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    No, OP has more than 4 tuners in use right now.
     
  7. mauijiminar

    mauijiminar Godfather

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    Thanks for all the advice! I will try it tomorrow!
     
  8. Johnnie5000

    Johnnie5000 Godfather

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    Finding the switch isn't hard to do, just play connect the dots on your wiring. Look around your cable box/electric meter first. If its not there, just follow the lines till you find a box meeting the descriptions above.

    One other thing is that it has a yellow sticker on the front with a bunch of numbers on it.

    If the cables go into the soffet under your overhang, it's in the attic.
     
  9. mauijiminar

    mauijiminar Godfather

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    Well I did it with no problems! That was way too easy! I may add another box for my porch! LOL. Anyway thanks to all!
     
  10. doctrsnoop

    doctrsnoop Godfather

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    It always starts with that feeling and all of a sudden you have two DVR's in every room in your house
     

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