Diplexor question for additional input

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  1. farmdwg

    farmdwg New Member

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    Just curious what my options are here in regards with our new PVR that was installed today.

    I have a traditional 18" dish with dual LNB. Inside I have a 3x4 switch where 2 of the outputs are going to my DirecTivo, one if going to my son's bedroom and the last one is going to our new DirecTV PVR.

    I was wondering how I can get an additional line to my new PVR so I can take advantage of the 2nd tuner. I do have a Sedona Dual Destacker (D575) laying around.

    I was thinking that I could replace the 3x4 with a 3x8 switch and then use a diplexor to stack two of the outputs over a single line and then use the destacker in the bedroom.

    Will this work? If not, what other options do I have?

    Thanks.
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    You need a stacker, not a diplexer.
    Otherwise run a second coax.
     
  3. SeattleCarl

    SeattleCarl New Member

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    Not a solution in your situation, however the new DirecTV dvr, the R15, has a built in destacker. So does the D11 standard receiver. Just info.

    Sounds like you need a 3x8 multiswitch.

    Carl
     
  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    In order to use the destacker or the R15, you need a stacked signal to begin with.

    The 3x8 switch and extra line is the least expensive way to go.
     
  5. ADent

    ADent Active Member

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