Diplexor question for additional input

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by farmdwg, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. farmdwg

    farmdwg New Member

    Sep 13, 2003


    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?

  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    You need a stacker, not a diplexer.
    Otherwise run a second coax.
  3. SeattleCarl

    SeattleCarl New Member

    Nov 10, 2005
    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.

  4. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    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

    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO

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