"Splitter"?thehaggardcat said:I am going to buy a R15 today and I was wondering if it matters were in the tv line I put a splitter?
Interesting, but I am a bit puzzled. Since you say, "...this is very important...", I assume that if one were to use terminators on the unused inputs/outputs, one might expect "unpleaseant consequences". However, and this is why I'm puzzled, when DTV did my install, they installed an 18" round dish with a single, two-outputs, LNB. They ran two cables to the R15, and one to a standard receiver. This required a multiswitch. They did not terminate the "ANT IN" input (just left a dust cap on it), but they did terminate the 4th, unused, output. I've never had any problems, at least I don't think have. Could there be problems that I just haven't recognized?sheridan1952 said:That's the way to connect it. Just be sure you are using the proper cable.
Also, and this is very important, any unused inputs or outputs on the multiswitch should be left open. Do not use a terminator like you would in a non-sat feed network.
Well, perhaps it depends on which multiswitch you are using (because I just came across this: http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?PROD=WB68 )sheridan1952 said:Actually, I wasn't clear on that, sorry. I was refering to the 75 ohm terminators that are used on open cable or OTA antenna jacks. They are used to prevent ghosting from un-terminated outputs. They will cause problems on a sat feed. There are terminators that are designed for sat applications and that is probably what they used or you would have had problems.
I was just cautioning you in case the thought crossed your mind about it. But it looks like I muddied the water, sorry.
And that was the basis for my comment. Until your post, I had never heard of terminator approved for use on a sat feed, but apparently they do exist. I found a reference to one on a search.rlambert7 said:Well, perhaps it depends on which multiswitch you are using (because I just came across this: http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?PROD=WB68 )
On that webpage, for that particular multiswitch, it flatout states NOT to use any terminators on unused inputs/outputs.
Ah, waters very much un-muddiedsheridan1952 said:And that was the basis for my comment. Until your post, I had never heard of terminator approved for use on a sat feed, but apparently they do exist. I found a reference to one on a search.