09-17-2009, 09:00 AM
I've got a slimline 5 LNB dish with built in multiswitch. 4 lines come out of the dish and two go to the kid's tv room to a HR10-250 and two go to the living room to a HR20. I would like to add a second HR20 in the living room. I've bought a 2x4 passive multiswitch at Radioshack and hooked it up last night. I am able to get a few channels but also get the searching for satellite (771) message. I suspect is has something to do with the passive multiswitch which I'm not sure if it's cascadable. I've tried the B band converters on both sides of the switch and didn't seem to help. Not sure which side of the switch is recommended for the converters. I'm not looking to spend $200 on a multiswitch so was looking for a simple solution, pehaps a $75 multiswitch. The cable run from dish to receiver is roughly 60-70 feet so didn't know if a powered or unpowered multiswitch would work for this. Help would be greatly appreciated.