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622 with splitter?

hdben
02-24-2006, 07:01 AM
I currently have an 811 and a 301 and I want to replace the two of them with a 622. I know I can do that, but the way the installer set it up, he put a splitter off the 301 so that it's feeding TV's in two different rooms. The TV in the second room plays whatever is on the one in the first room.

Will I be able to keep this splitter when I get the 622?

garys
02-24-2006, 11:47 AM
I currently have an 811 and a 301 and I want to replace the two of them with a 622. I know I can do that, but the way the installer set it up, he put a splitter off the 301 so that it's feeding TV's in two different rooms. The TV in the second room plays whatever is on the one in the first room.

Will I be able to keep this splitter when I get the 622?

Yes, you can. Actually, the 622 has an RF coax output that carries both tv1 and tv2. You assign a specific channel for each one and can switch tv's in different room either tv1 or tv2 tuner on the 622 while in dual mode. If in single mode both will carry the same channel.

hdben
02-24-2006, 12:31 PM
Yes, you can. Actually, the 622 has an RF coax output that carries both tv1 and tv2. You assign a specific channel for each one and can switch tv's in different room either tv1 or tv2 tuner on the 622 while in dual mode. If in single mode both will carry the same channel.

But what if I wanted to split off of tv1 or tv2 and feed it to 2 different TV's? I'm assuming I can and it wouldn't be any different than it is now with the 301 single tuner receiver.

RandallA
02-24-2006, 12:34 PM
You can split the RF output signal from any receiver. Garys point was that the 622 is a dual tuner and you can watch different channels in two different rooms with one single receiver. But if you still want to split the output, then you can.

Notice I say output, you can't use splitter with satellite inputs.

BigAl58
02-24-2006, 12:35 PM
I currently have an 811 and a 301 and I want to replace the two of them with a 622. I know I can do that, but the way the installer set it up, he put a splitter off the 301 so that it's feeding TV's in two different rooms. The TV in the second room plays whatever is on the one in the first room.

Will I be able to keep this splitter when I get the 622?

Can you tell me what kind of splitter he used? Also if it is amplified?

hdben
02-24-2006, 01:14 PM
You can split the RF output signal from any receiver. Garys point was that the 622 is a dual tuner and you can watch different channels in two different rooms with one single receiver. But if you still want to split the output, then you can.

Right, I knew it was a dual tuner, but I wasn't sure about splitting one of the outputs. I guess it makes sense that it's no different than any other output.


Can you tell me what kind of splitter he used? Also if it is amplified?

Actually, this splitter scheme has me a little confused. There's one coax coming from the wall into a 'duplexer' splitter, where one output goes to the receiver input and the other goes to the output of another splitter. The input from that other splitter comes from the output of the receiver and the other output goes to the TV.

I'd have to go look in the basement to see what he did down there, but I'm assuming that the coax line going up to one room is somehow tied into the other room and the line going up to the first room is both an input and an output, somehow.

Does that make sense? I wish I could draw a diagram, but maybe you can draw your own from what I've described.

garys
02-24-2006, 01:39 PM
Right, I knew it was a dual tuner, but I wasn't sure about splitting one of the outputs. I guess it makes sense that it's no different than any other output.




Actually, this splitter scheme has me a little confused. There's one coax coming from the wall into a 'duplexer' splitter, where one output goes to the receiver input and the other goes to the output of another splitter. The input from that other splitter comes from the output of the receiver and the other output goes to the TV.

I'd have to go look in the basement to see what he did down there, but I'm assuming that the coax line going up to one room is somehow tied into the other room and the line going up to the first room is both an input and an output, somehow.

Does that make sense? I wish I could draw a diagram, but maybe you can draw your own from what I've described.

The way the 622 works is while in dual mode tuner one can be set to a channel with the number range of 21-69. When you tune to the channel you choose for it, tuner one can be viewed on any tv hooked into that line and tuned to that channel number. Tuner two can also be assigned to any other channel within the same 21-69 range. That is also carried along the same coax, tuning to that channel allows you to view what is one tuner 2. IE: tuner one is channel 30, tuner two is 60 (as an example) one wire runs from the RF output on the 622 and hooked up to any number of tv's withing your household. You set Tuner one to HBO and Tuner two to Showtime. From tv in kitchen you tune to channel 30 and you are watching HBO, change it to channel 60 and you are watching Showtime. Hope you all get the idea.

daleb
02-24-2006, 07:09 PM
I think someone is thinking of a 'Separator' not splitter. And it does truly separate, not carry the same signal to more than one place. They were used with the 942 and likely with the 622, if you only have one cable going to the DVR but want to make the 2nd tuner available to another TV.

garys
02-24-2006, 09:19 PM
I think someone is thinking of a 'Separator' not splitter. And it does truly separate, not carry the same signal to more than one place. They were used with the 942 and likely with the 622, if you only have one cable going to the DVR but want to make the 2nd tuner available to another TV.

hdben was asking what will happen with his current setup if he exchanged his 811 and 301 (which uses a splitter to send RF signal to two different tv) with a 622. It is the 622 which acts like a seperator and sends the two channel signals. The splitter allows him to have it go to two seperate tv's. I have not seen this feature of the 622 discussed before, but it works great.

wal-dog
02-25-2006, 12:15 AM
i split my rf signal 2 times on tuner 2 on my 625.so i have three rooms running off one tuner.each tv has the same thing playing on it.this will change when my 622 comes to replace my 811.this has worked good because it allowed me to have dvr in the same room as the 811(non dvr).only thing is you lose some picture quality when you split.

garys
02-25-2006, 06:05 AM
One or two splits probably won't be that noticable (depends mostly on the quality of the tv). The more the signal is split, the more it will be noticable.

Allin4greeN
02-25-2006, 09:11 AM
hdben was asking what will happen with his current setup if he exchanged his 811 and 301 (which uses a splitter to send RF signal to two different tv) with a 622. It is the 622 which acts like a seperator and sends the two channel signals. The splitter allows him to have it go to two seperate tv's. I have not seen this feature of the 622 discussed before, but it works great.From hdben's description, it sounded like the installer used a DP separator and diplexor to backfeed signals to remote TV location(s). My understanding is that this is also common in the set-up for dual tuners like the 942 and, I assumed the 622. garys, is there a new feature on the 622 that changes this?

garys
02-25-2006, 07:03 PM
From hdben's description, it sounded like the installer used a DP separator and diplexor to backfeed signals to remote TV location(s). My understanding is that this is also common in the set-up for dual tuners like the 942 and, I assumed the 622. garys, is there a new feature on the 622 that changes this?

It is as I explained it. On a 622 there is one RF output. The 622 sends tuner one on a channel of you choice (between 21-69) and tuner two on another channel of your choice (again between 21-69). When in dual mode, both tuners are available on any tv hooked up and accessed by changing tv to the appropriate channel. Dish calls it 'Modulated Setup'.

cmd
02-28-2006, 10:07 AM
I currently have an 811 and a 301 and I want to replace the two of them with a 622. I know I can do that, but the way the installer set it up, he put a splitter off the 301 so that it's feeding TV's in two different rooms. The TV in the second room plays whatever is on the one in the first room.

Will I be able to keep this splitter when I get the 622?

I'm in the standard def world (about to upgrade I think). I have a 322 feeding 4 TVs. Tuner 1 component output to TV1(basement) and coax output to TV2 (kids play room). Tuner 2 RF coax output goes to a VCR which uses the composit output for TV3 (office) and coax output to TV4 (bedroom). I use the tuner and VCRs internal wiring to spilt my signals.

Complicating things more, I also have a 522 feeding two additional sets -- tuner 1 to living room and tuner 2 RF to the family room. I have a TV friendly house ...maybe 6 TVs is excessive.

On a side note, I've been trying to decide whether to switch to TWC, but the number of TVs and digtal cable boxes required gets confusing and pretty expensive. Ah, remember the old days of simple cable ready!