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You need a 4X? switch. You have an old 3 LNB dish it has 3 separate LNBs receiving signals from 101/110 &119. 101 and 119 use even and odd polarities (12v & 18v) the 110 uses a special LNB that converts the signal to 8/10 &12. This is a Sat"C" kit you have 4 inputs going into the multiswitch and 4/8 or 12 coming out depending on the number of receivers you want to feed. You might want to look for a Phase 3 dish instead of a multiswitch, the 4x4 switch is built into the phase 3 and might be a better buy.
 

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AppliedAggression said:
Ok, here's the thing. I have a MDU installation and the switch seems to be messed up.

The switch has 4 inputs going into it. It has:

101 RHCP
101 LHCP
119
119/110

This switch is used to run 2 tuners with one wire and still see all 3 satellites. I haven't had TV in over 3 months and thought I'd take care of it myself since no one else is willing to fix it, so I thought I'd get a 4x8 switch and just deal with 1 tuner. In the meantime until the 4x8 arrives I thought I could just plug up one of the 101 wires and receive either the even or odd transponders.

I plugged it up and something weird is happening. I receive all 101 programming, and the receiver shows a signal coming in on every transponder on 110 and 119 as well.

All core programming channels work fine, but when I go to a local channel, which is on the 119 satellite, it tunes to that channel, but that channel isn't the channel it thinks it is. IE, when I tune to my local fox, it goes to MTV2.

Everything else seems to work fine. Now the dish seems to have 3 separate LNBs up there, but since all the cables are loose up there, I can see that a wire from 110 and a wire from 119 are hooked up to a small splitter. Looks like a cable splitter.

As far as I know, there is nothing else up there.

So my question is, what information is the receiving getting, why am i getting all of 101 and why is it confusing 119. From what I understand, I shouldn't have it at all.
When you bypass the multiswitch the receiver sends both 12V and 18V to the LNB so it switches depending on the channel you select. When you select a signal off 119 it sends a 22khz tone along with the voltage, this would tell the multiswitch to switch to the input from the 119 satellite. Seeing you are only connected to the 101 satellite it switches to the transponder that would carry the signal but it is still on the 101 satellite so you get the wrong channel. Go into the setup on your receiver and select single dish instead of 3 LNB dish and it will stop trying to access the 119 satellite.
 
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