Multiswitch

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by union122, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. union122

    union122 New Member

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    Hello,
    need some advice on wiring, for adding receivers.

    Current setup:
    Triple LNB dish, 4X8 Multiswitch, all outputs being used : 2 standard receivers and 3 Dtivo.

    I would like to change the standard receivers to dtivo units and add and addition dtivo. so, that 4 more outputs that i need.

    can i simply take 2 outputs from the current 4x8 multiswitch to feed a new 4x8multiswitch ??

    thanks
     
  2. OLdDog

    OLdDog Reformed Druid

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    Since you currently use a 4x8 you cannot just take 2 outputs into another MS as that would loose your chs off the side sats including, probably, your locals.

    I would suggest getting a 4x16.

    See the multiswitch thread for more.
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=55509

    You could use 4 outputs form your current MS to feed another IF the MS is cascadable.
     
  3. union122

    union122 New Member

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    man, those switches are like $250 a piece.. ???
     
  4. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    The Multiswitch the Op has is the WB68. You can cascade a Second Multiswitch off that one.
     
  5. rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    Get a second 4x8 multiswitch and run four lines from the first 4x8 multiswitch to the second. This will give you 12 outputs. If you ever need more than 12 you will have to get high frequency splitters that pass DC on one leg and split each of the lines from the dish and plug them into the corresponding inputs on both multiswitches.
     
  6. BigBearf

    BigBearf New Member

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    I tried cascading the non-powered WB68s during my whole house install about 10 months ago and had no luck. I got three WB 616s which are a powered MS and have had no problems. BTW, I had a pro installer team do the install and paid a lot but I'm glad I did. I ran between 4 and 6 lines to each location so that I could try and future proof the installation.

    Hope this helps,
    BigBearf
     
  7. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Yes the WB68 is Non Powered, while its bigger Brother the WB616 is the powered Model. But also the 616 is a 4 x 16 opposed to a 4 x 8 of the WB68.
     

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