I've read the FAQs and other threads and while I *think* my plan will work, I'd feel much better with some confirmation from the experts around here. So, here's what I'd like to try:
I have a Phase3 dish with four outputs. I would like to take each of those four outputs, split them and run them into a pair of Terk BMS-58 multiswitches (therefore giving me 16 outputs for receivers).
If I get splitters such as the Eagle Aspen P-2150-2-GX 2-way splitter (one port passive), will that work? I believe that all active legs need to be run to one Multiswitch and all passive legs to the other.
Will all 16 receivers (actually 8 dual-tuner receivers) be able to control the satellite normally? If not, how can I do this, short of purchasing a 5x16 multiswitch (which seems very expensive) or cascading three or four 5x8 multiswitches (which seems wasteful and overly complicated).