I had a custom install done about a year ago and paid about $250 for the WB616s that I used. I found that the WB68s were not cascadable. I expect that long cable runs may have contributed to this but the WB616s work like a charm.Zinwell 6x16 Multiswitch/DirecTV Question
Has anyone been able to get DirecTV to supply them with a free 6x16 multiswitch yet?
My setup uses all 6 inputs on my WB68 (including Flexports 1 & 2). Would I need to use 6 high freq splitters?JimSpence said:I haven't checked prices lately, but I'd bet that two WB68s and 4 high freq splitters is less expensive than the WB616.
I do not know. How do I find out?JimSpence said:Yes, if you need those channels on all receivers. If not, just plan which receivers are connected to the multiswitches.
With the rollout of the MPEG4 sats, will you still need the 72.5 for your locals?
Call back and insist on 6x16. Call their installation hotline which is a different number. I can't remember it now but it's on the website. Now that you are in the system as a no cost install, they should put in the notes that everyone agrees on a 6x16. Then call the local installer and make sure they bring the 6x16 because it's not usually stocked on their trucks. Good luckHatman said:Thanks for your help. I called D* for the 3rd time in two days tonight. They are going to send out a technician to my house next week to "install a new multiswitch" at no cost. After I heard "at no cost" I did not ask whether they were installing a second 6x8 or a 6x16 to fix my problem.