I think you need a Zinwell 6x8 Multiswitch with the slimline dish.
the 4x8 multiswitch is only rated for 950-1450 MHZ where the 5LNB requireslatimere said:If the multiswitch is a known bad deal with the new dish, I'll go ahead and order the SWM stuff. My understanding is I can duplex in OTA with an SWM, although some success has varied...
houskamp said:1. Anyone know if it is likely an issue with the SWM ports or is it the difference between HR20 and H20 that causes them to be so picky on which receiver is connected to which SWM port?
Shouldn't matter which port.. What kind or cable are yu useing?
2. Anyway to boost the OTA signal coming through the system? I'd like to be able to get better signal on the current setup, and ideally have enough signal to support running the H20's off of a SWS2 in the future as I add HD capable TV's. Would a OTA preamp/amp wired in before the SWM help at all?
You can add an amp.. Best thing is to add it right at the antenna..
3. As an aside, I was hoping one of the benefits of the SWM would be multi-tuner capability on the HR20. I've noticed that if I am recording from OTA and sat, I can't watch another sat channel. Is this normal behavior - ie, can I record OTA, a sat channel, and watch a different channel all at the same time?
It will only record 2 at a time.. that is 2 sat or 2 ota or 1sat+1ota.. You can watch a recording at the same time..
OTA amps that aren't right at the antenna are near useless. You want one with the power supply in your house and the amp near the antenna.latimere said:Everything is running RG-6 for cable as best I can tell. Honestly, if I can get OTA signal levels up that would make me 95% happy right now. Anyone have recommendations on a OTA amp??