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I have an old style directv dish that I believe doesn't combine the odd and even transponders into the same wire. I believe it actually may be a generic dish with directv LNBs.

I believe the outputs of the Dish are, 110+, 110-, 119, 101+, 101-

I think it only does the odd or even of 119, but I'm not sure.

I could be wrong here, but pretty much there's no switch built in. I need to get a multiswitch to at least get 119 and 101 sats working, how can I do this?
 

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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.
 

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harsh said:
Have you contemplated buying a whole new dish?

After being beaten about the head and shoulders you let on that this is an MDU installation. What is downstream of the multiswitch?
I started this thread before I went out to look at the satellite. I never said it was a MDU because I thought it wasn't relevent and I know most users probably wouldn't know what kind of sswitch it was, and since I was bypassing it, it didn't matter.

When I noticed a problem, then I decided to tell the whole story.

So I did as what was suggested above by boba, thanks btw! But I'm curious as to how this one wire has both even and odd transponders. If it's coming straight from the 101 LNB, and there's 2 wires, wouldn't this one just be either +, or - transponders?

Does the R15 automatically know there's 1 tuner and deal with that, I couldn't find a setting anywhere?
 

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The signal is not stacked.

I'm not using the MDU switch now anyway.

But like I said before there were 4 inputs into the switch, and I just bypassed the switch and plugged up 1 of the 2 101 feeds directly into my line, then bypassed the boxes I have inside as well.

Just wondering why this gives me all of 101 instead of 101+ or 101-.
 
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