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patlintwo said:
I am use 2 diplexers, one on my roof to combine the OTA antenna and satellite signals, and another diplexer just before DR44 to split the signal with the Sat port of the diplexer connect to DP44.
You'll need a 2nd set of diplexers after the DP44 and behind each rcvr. One diplexer outside, a 2nd before the DP44. ANT from the 2nd diplexer directly to the ANT of the 3rd diplexer or via splitter to 3rd. Fourth diplexer behind each rcvr. SAT input from the 2nd diplexer into the DP44. OUT TO RCVR ports from the DP44 into SAT port of the 3rd diplexer(s). You may need a signal booster for your OTA before the 3rd diplexer since you're splitting it so much.
 

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patlintwo said:
Thanks guys for all of your input.

I found information that the only approved diplxer for DishNetowrk's DP44 is Holland Electronics's DPD2. (I used the off-the-shelf RCA diplexer.)

When I called Holland, I was told it's because DP44 is amplified and sends power out and can fry other brands' diplexer, and Holland's diplexer DPD2 is specifically designed to withstand that.

Can you guys tell me if this make sense. (I check the Dish Netowork document and am sure I coneect everything correctly).

Thanks.
RCA diplexers are not reliable in my experience. However Eagle Aspens, Skywalkers, ASKA's and Perfect Vision's have proved reliable. Holland's work well, but cost two/three times as much. I've diplexed numerous DP44's on the power insertion line and have never had a callback on account of a fried diplexer. Trust me, Holland has a financial stake in remaining the only Dish approved diplexer.
 
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