Multi-switch plus signal combiner?

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  1. tbgman

    tbgman New Member

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    I have an older 18" round dual LNB satellite with 2 lines running to a 2x4 multi-switch in my house that is feeding two R10 DirecTivo's.

    Can I use a signal combiner to combine two of the 4 signals off of the multiswitch so that I only have to run one coaxial cable to the second R10 DirecTivo? I'd like to run only a single wire from the multi-switch and then split the signal again at the second receiver so that I can use the dual tuner functionality.

    Any thoughts? Haven't seen this on here anywhere.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Nope, that won't work. Each Tivo tuner needs its own coax cable back to your multiswitch.
     
  3. jonbig

    jonbig New Member

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    There are stacker/destacker solutions available for your setup, but they run more than $400. Not worth it IMO when I looked into it myself.
     
  4. Admdata

    Admdata New Member

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    A cheap option is to get a bigger mutiswitch, and run the lines from that.
     
  5. Duffycoug

    Duffycoug New Member

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    I think he's trying to avoid running two lines to each receiver, so the larger multiswitch is a non-factor.
     
  6. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Or replace the TiVos with DirecTV HR2X boxes that support SWM. One cable can support multiple boxes and you can even use splitters.
     
  7. Admdata

    Admdata New Member

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    ahh mybad, I misunderstood.!!
     

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