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Using Splitter/Diplexer

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by TAJ2, Sep 11, 2006.

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  1. TAJ2

    TAJ2 Mentor

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    I just upgraded to the AT9 dish as I just got the H20. Coming into my house DTV installed a 6X8 multiswitch. I then have 8 runs to my theater room - where I distribute to rest of house. Problem is that on 6 runs work - I can't figure out what the problem is with the other two. I two DVRs,2 standard receivers and a H20 so I need seven inputs. Is it possible to use a splitter or muliswitch just prior to the reciever?

    I know with Dish you can do something like this but I think DTV units work differently.

    Thanks for the response.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, don't try using a splitter or another multiswitch .... the receivers connected that way will not see all of the DirecTV satellites/transponders.

    Instead figure out why only six of your multiswitch outputs are working. What happens when you connect a Receiver to one of the two "defective" outputs? Perhaps you just need to have your current multiswitch replaced?
     
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I would check the cabling and connectors, they are the most likely source of your problem on those two connections.

    Carl
     
  4. boba

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    Please be a little more specific, what satellites do you need, what receivers actual models are you using?:)
     
  5. TAJ2

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    The receiver simply states that it can't find the satellite signal. The two extra were actually old runs that I had originally abandoned. I have a suspicion that when I built my theater room we ignored them and never connected them properly. That means I will have to look in the ceiling. Good thing I put in a drop ceiling although it is still a pain in the next.

    Too bad about the splitter/diplexer because most of my house is 100 years old and so running wires is not the easiest thing. I am praying for TV to eventually go wireless - including controlling remotes - because I am already have tons of issues distributing TV around the house.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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