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Simple Newb. Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Turn3, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Turn3

    Turn3 Cool Member

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    I recently got a new receive which gives me 3 HD DVR's (HR-22 100, HR20-700, HR10-250) but the Slimline dish I have only has 4 lnb's.

    How do I keep 2 lines going to 2 reveivers and atleast 1 going to the HR10-250?
     
  2. Greg Alsobrook

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    The slimline has either 5 or 3 LNB's... The one with 5 LNB's will have 4 outputs... And the one with 3 LNB's will only have one output... I'm thinking you have the 5 LNB slimline with 4 outputs...

    What you need is a multiswitch... A Zinwell WB68... It takes the 4 lines from the dish and gives you 8 outputs... That way you can still have 2 lines going to each receiver...
     
  3. houskamp

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    4 lines to WB68.. this will give you 8 outputs..
     
  4. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Both the Slimline 3LNB and 5LNB models have 4 outputs.

    The Slimline SWM-3 (SL3s) and SWM-5 (SL5s) only have 1 output but it is a SWM output so you can split it to up to 8 tuners.
     
  5. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

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    Ahh, yes... Forgot about that one.. I was just thinking of the SWMLine with 3 LNB's...
     
  6. Turn3

    Turn3 Cool Member

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    Thanks...

    Where's the best/cheapest place to order from?
     
  7. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    solidsignal.com has them for 40$ last I looked..
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 #8 of 17
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    What can you do if you want to hook up 9 tuners (3 HD-DVRs, 2 HD Receivers, 1 standard receiver). 2 of the Receivers are rarely used; could I just keep them off?
     
  9. Nov 3, 2008 #9 of 17
    curt8403

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    if you want 9 tuners, then you need a 6X16 switch
     
  10. br408408

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    But not to the HR10-250 that the OP has
     
  11. patg25

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    So connect the inputs from the SWM to the multi-switch? So it does support more than 8 tuners.
     
  12. carl6

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    You can either get one WB616 multiswitch (16 outputs), or you can use two 8 output multiswitches. In the latter case, you could use an SWM8 and a WB68 in parallel, or two WB68's in parallel.

    If you run two multiswitches in parallel, you use 4 dual port power passing, wide band (2 MHz to 2 GHz) splitters. Connect the four coax from the dish to the inputs of these splitters. Then connect the outputs of each splitter to the same input port on the two multiswitches. The four inputs are 13V no tone, 18V no tone, 13V 22KHz, and 18V 22KHz. So the lines from the first splitter would go to the 13V no tone input on both multiswitches, the lines from the second splitter would go to the 18V no tone input, etc. You must keep them matched like that.

    Carl
     
  13. Turn3

    Turn3 Cool Member

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    With the Zinwell WB68 will I still need to run 2 lines to each receiver?
     
  14. Michael D'Angelo

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    For DVR's yes. The WB68 is just a normal multi-witch.

    The SWM8 or an SWMline dish would allow you to only need one line for DVR's to use both tuners.
     
  15. Turn3

    Turn3 Cool Member

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    Another question....1 of the 4 outputs from my dish has quit working. Would I be able to use 3 lines from the dish to a WB68 then 6 lines out to 3 DVR's?
     
  16. Michael D'Angelo

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    No, you need all 4 lines.
     
  17. Turn3

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    That's what I thought...Thanks for the help.
     

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