Adding a second DVR

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by DouglasPHill, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I have an R10 in my living room with two coax wires running from
    the dish. I would like to add a DVR upstairs and have run two more
    coax wires but need to know what I need to do to the dish to support
    4 wires. Thank you.
     
  2. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

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    Multiswitch. See the sticky thread right above in this forum.
     
  3. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator New Member

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    newer dishs have 4 leads coming out of them so you could run two more wires to the dish. If your dish only has 2 connections you really need a new dish.
     
  4. ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    Why? A bigger multiswitch (if necessary) will do what he needs.
     
  5. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

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    Everyone thank you. :)
     
  6. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Not if he wants the channels from the 110 and 119 satellites.
     
  7. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    So the OP has a Dish with wires running from it, and has Four Feeds. Two sets of wires running to Two Seperate DVR's.

    Does the Op currently have a Multiswitch?

    The best way would be to have the Wires from the Sat run to a Multiswitch. Then from the Multiswitch to the DVR units.

    So what setup exatly does the Op currently have? Dish, Multiswitch etc etc.

    Knowing what the current Setup is would be best before any suggestions can be given. :D
     
  8. ttodd1

    ttodd1 Proud Computer Geek

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    True, but going on his post it sounded like he only wanted to add another DVR not channels. :D
     

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