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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

    Sep 11, 2006
    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

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    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

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    I would check the cabling and connectors, they are the most likely source of your problem on those two connections.

  4. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    Please be a little more specific, what satellites do you need, what receivers actual models are you using?:)
  5. TAJ2

    TAJ2 Mentor

    Sep 11, 2006
    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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