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I have a new SWM Slimline 5 dish on the roof. HR 24 Receiver in the living room. The house is a post and beam with an open floor plan so no real inside walls near the TV to run cables. We just bought a Samsung 60 inch and moved the 46 inch to the basement. My new Slimline came with a MSPLIT8R1 that I am not using. The house was wired with some type of RG cable by the previous owner/builder. I haven't taken off a wall plate to see what type of cable he used. There are outlets in every room and I would imagine a lot of splits or splitters. The basement TV is strictly to be used when on the treadmill. Could care less if I have to watch the same channel as the upstairs unit. How am I going to wire that basement TV? I do have an extra SD RCVR. A D12. If I have to run new wiring to the basement( Cat5 or HDMI) it will be difficult but it is doable. That way I would just split the HDMI cable and run a wire. Or go the Cat5 to HDMI routine. Can I use the MSPLIT and somehow utilize the existing house cables and the D12 RCVR? I would put up another dish and run a cable to the basement but the home has a metal roof and the dish is installed on the log siding on the chimney. Due to lots of trees no place to put another dish.