Question about Destacker/duplexer?

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  1. bigspender

    bigspender New Member

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    I live in an apartment building that has one dish that splits to all of the units. I bought a single line destacker but I want to get a dual line so I can record two shows at once. My original one was from Sonora Designs the D575. I found another one and was wondering if it will work the same. Its from Terk (Terk Premium Dual Diplexer BDD-32)


    Thanks, Scott
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    That is a diplexer, not a destacker. Two entirely different animals. What you need is a dual destacker like the Sonora D575D - http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?prod=SD575D.
    Kinda expensive though.

    You can accomplish the same thing with a high frequency splitter and a 2x4 multswitch. Split the signal from the dish (this is the only time it can be done). Then connect one side of the splitter output to the 13v side of the multiswitch and the other to your D575. Then the D575 output to the 18v input on the switch. Connect the outputs on the switch to your TiVo.
     
  3. rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    Use the following setup if you want dual feeds. This is what Jim was explaining above. Thanks to feldon23 for the diagram.
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  4. JimSpence

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    Thanks to rminsk for finding that diagram.
     
  5. bigspender

    bigspender New Member

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    Would'nt be easier to get the Sonora Dual stacker? I only have on tivo box but it is a dual tuner. That diagram shows two boxes. I guess I didnt ask the question right....Oh well Thanks for helping guys...
     
  6. rminsk

    rminsk TiVoted TiVo User

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    A dual destacker is much more expensive option. It does not matter if you have one or two DirecTiVos. The setup above will work with just one box and you would have some spare outputs.
     

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