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So I have 3 recievers.I want to use the 4 plug in to run my bedroom reciever to the living room.That way I can just switch out recievers.Anyways,I went on the roof and there's already 4 wires plugged in.They used my old cable box to install the cables.There's 4 cables and what seems to be my old cable plugged in with the 4 other cables..There's so many wires plugged in,I don't know some spec.I got 1 HD DVR.2 HD boxes.
 

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So I have 3 recievers.I want to use the 4 plug in to run my bedroom reciever to the living room.That way I can just switch out recievers.Anyways,I went on the roof and there's already 4 wires plugged in.They used my old cable box to install the cables.There's 4 cables and what seems to be my old cable plugged in with the 4 other cables..There's so many wires plugged in,I don't know some spec.I got 1 HD DVR.2 HD boxes.
1 hd dvr = 2 CABLES 2 HD = 2 CABLES. SO 4 CABLEs not 3
 

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You have 3 receivers, but one of those 3 receivers is a DVR, and that one uses 2 cables by itself.

In order to run another cable, you would need to install a multiswitch, such as the Zinwell WB68. All 4 cables from the dish go to the first four ports (the ones NOT marked "flexport") on the top of the switch, and you can connect up to 8 lines to the outputs on the bottom.
 

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Thanks for the response.I took out the one going from my original cable(local cable) and hooked up a box and it worked.Tough part was going under the house to run the cable.
 

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If you are just going to be switching one receiver back and forth between two locations and you will NEVER have a receiver hooked to both locations at the same time, you could take the line that goes to the room the receiver is in now and unhook it outside. Connect it to a high frequency splitter (all ports power passing) http://www.prosatellitesupply.com/hi-freq_digital_signal_splitter.htm and connect the outputs to the two lines where you will have the receiver connected.

This setup will only work if you are moving the receiver back and forth. You can never use this method if you have a receiver connected in both locations.
 
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