Splitting SAT cable signal

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by rovcen, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. rovcen

    rovcen New Member

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    Will splitting the SAT cable signal into two DirecTV boxes work? Both boxes are active on my account. One is a TIVO R10 and the other a regular DirecTV box.
     
  2. ke3ju

    ke3ju Ed Ludwig

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    You need a Multi-switch in order to split between two receivers. A regular cable splitter will not allow the boxes to switch to separate LNBs.

    Also, the R10 is not a TiVo...it's DirecTV DVR...you should really go to DBSTalk to post questions like this.

    Best Regards,
    Ed
     
  3. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Madisonville...
    You CANNOT split a Sat Cable like you can a Cable one period. This question gets asked atleast 2 times a Week.

    Get a Splitter as ke3ju has said, and run multiple cables to each unit.

    Directv has been working on a Solution and it is currently being Field Tested. With luck it will be available soon. For further information go over to the DBS Forums.

    BUT: The Directv R10 is not a Tivo as already pointed out, it is NOT a Directv DVR, it is in fact a Directv/Tivo Combination all in One unit. :D And it is perfectly fine to discuss it at this Forum. The Best place would be in the Directv with Tivo Forum.
     
  4. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Um, the R10 is a TiVo. The R15 and HR20 are not TiVos.
     
  5. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Potato and pen.
    Also, this is NOT a TiVo question at all, but is a satellite service question.

    If anything, it might be better asked in one of the DirecTiVo forums, not the TiVo help forum.
     

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