1 Sat In and 1 OTA > 2 Sat In and 1 OTA using Multiswitch?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by jmjerome, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. jmjerome

    jmjerome New Member

    Dec 24, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA


    Is this possible?

    When the 3lnb dish was installed, they only ran 2 lines into the apartment.
    I have a Terk 4x8 multiswitch available, but I can not get up to the roof of the Apartment building to run the other 2 lines.

    Can I use the multiswitch inside using the 2 lines in to 4 lines out?
  2. rlj5242

    rlj5242 Active Member

    Dec 20, 2000
    Southaven, MS
    Yes, you can use the 2 lines into a multiswitch. And as it is stated in the FAQ in the regular DirecTivo section, you will only be able to tune into channels on the 101 satellite. You will either need to run an additional pair of lines or use expensive stackers/de-stackers to get signals from all three satellite locations.

  3. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

    Feb 23, 2006
    Salt Lake...

    You have to have all 4 lines from the 3lnb's built in multiswitch into the 4x8 multiswitch or you won't be able to see all the satellites.

  4. jmjerome

    jmjerome New Member

    Dec 24, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks.. It looks like I need to get up to the roof of the apartment and run some lines. I may need to be airlifted :)
  5. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY


    Note to others that may read this and are having a dish installation. Make sure the installer runs all four lines from the dish regardless of current need. Run the OTA feed as well.

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