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Splitting Signal for HDTV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JPW, Dec 23, 2005.

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  1. JPW

    JPW New Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    We got a new HDTV, but I don't want to take the plung and buy a HD-Tivo. I guess you could say I'm cheap($400 for a piece of equipment that the cable company loan you is outrageous). Anyway I'd really like to get to see the HD picture on our new TV, unfortunately it doesn't have a built in tuner. So I'm wondering if I can get the DTV HD receiver, split our incoming signals and run one set to the DTivo and the other to the DTV HD receiver? So what is the draw back of splitting the signal? and can I don this?
  2. dot19408

    dot19408 Guest

    You can not split the signal coming fron the dish.
    You need to use a switch to add more satallite lines.
  3. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    The piece of equipment you need is called a multiswitch. But, if you have the Phase III triple LNB dish it has a built in multiswitch with four outputs. Just connect another line from the dish to the HD receiver.
  4. Wolffpack

    Wolffpack Banned User

    Jul 29, 2003
    Doesn't have to cost $400. Check here.
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