Multiswitch / Tri Sat Question

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  1. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Currently I have the 18 Inch Dish with two LNB's and 2 outlets to a 2x4 Multiswitch feeding 2 DirecTiVos

    If I add a HDTiVo and a Tripple Sat Dish with the 4 Switchable Outputs

    Can I do this...

    Tripple Sat Dish with the 4 switchable outputs -> 2x4 multiswitch -> Two SD DirecTiVos(set up as single dish only so they only lock into the 2 LNB's on the main sat)

    Then run the remaining 2 outputs from the TripleSat directly to a HDTiVo (which can take advantage of all LNBs) ?
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    No. Just get a 4x8 multiswitch, like the Terk BMS58, then connect all four satellite lines to the four multiswitch inputs. You'll have eight outputs for your DVRs.
     
  3. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Why will it not work? I have other motives, I do not want to run any more wire.

    My HD Tivo will be upstairs and I don't have a chase from upstairs to downstairs. I would like to run 2 cables straight from the dish, though the attic to the HD Tivo and use the existing 2 cables to go to the 2x4 switch for the other two tivos.

    I'm having trouble seeing why the setup I describe will not work. Each output on the tripple sat dish is assignable to any of the 4 LNBs if I'm not mistaken, if the 2x4 chooses h and v of the main dish and leaves it, then the other 2 outputs should be freely available to the HDTiVo right?
     
  4. greywolf

    greywolf New Member

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    You are correct. It will work as long as any receivers downstream of the 2x4 are SD.
     
  5. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Excellent!
     

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