Need Multiswitch?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by MNRAW, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. MNRAW

    MNRAW New Member

    Jan 2, 2006


    I have an elliptical dish with the built in multiswitch and four outputs but only have two coax runs coming into the house. I need one for my HD receiver and have just gotten a standard TiVo and would like to have two connections for it to use the dual tuners. As it is cold and snowy on the roof I don't want to make another coax connection now. Can I use a multiswitch in this case? What do I need and how do I connect it? Three retail stores have told me I just need a 2 way satellite tv splitter but that failed when I tried it. I need some real advice. Thanks.
  2. Want1394

    Want1394 New Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    You should be in the DirecTV w/TiVo forum. You have no choice but to run another line (4 total are possible) from the outputs of the dish. A multiswitch won't help at all in your situation, and splitters do nothing. You can read the details in a sitcky in the forum I mentioned (ight below this one in the main page.
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    You need to run at least one more coax to the dish. That is the only way.

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