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How many cables? Install help

lemoncadillac
03-20-2006, 09:07 PM
Hi
I am new to this forum I could use some help. I have a Directv DVR w/a triple lnb. I want to add a Directv HD DVR. I have a TREK TV 44 Antenna on my dish (not hooked up yet). I also own a Hughes HTL-HD receiver which I do not know if I should need. Please tell me the best way to hook this up.

Thanks
Lemon

hitdog042
03-21-2006, 10:20 AM
Hi
I am new to this forum I could use some help. I have a Directv DVR w/a triple lnb. I want to add a Directv HD DVR. I have a TREK TV 44 Antenna on my dish (not hooked up yet). I also own a Hughes HTL-HD receiver which I do not know if I should need. Please tell me the best way to hook this up.

Thanks
Lemon

Are you saying u want to hook it up to the hd dvr? It would be hooked up the same way for both the hughes or the hd dvr... you have a couple of options.

You either run straight to the dvr or hughes directly (including the antenna), OR you get a 5x8 multi switch and run to that, then go from the multiswitch to your HD receivers (if you are going to run more than one).

Either way, if you are going to run to multiple TVs, you need a multiswitch.

Explain further what u want to do... maybe I didn't answer ur q.

rbinck
03-21-2006, 10:40 AM
Is the Terk TV44 the HD type or the SD type? Does it have 4 ins and 4 outs or 2 ins and 2 outs? The SD version will not work with the HD dish.

lemoncadillac
03-21-2006, 05:40 PM
It has 4 in's ond out's. I also have a SD box in another room. I am thinking I need a multi switch. I would like to install all of the equiptment. That is 1 DT HD Tivo, 1 DT Tivo, 1 Hughes HD receiver and 1 SD receiver in another room.

Thanks
Lemon

hitdog042
03-21-2006, 08:54 PM
It has 4 in's ond out's. I also have a SD box in another room. I am thinking I need a multi switch. I would like to install all of the equiptment. That is 1 DT HD Tivo, 1 DT Tivo, 1 Hughes HD receiver and 1 SD receiver in another room.

Thanks
Lemon

You will def . need the multiswitch. Go to Ebay to save urself about 50 bucks. Do a search for 5x8 or 6x8 multiswitch.

lemoncadillac
03-21-2006, 09:48 PM
DIRECTV Ka/Ku Multi-Satellite Dish Antenna with 5 LNBs and Built-in Multi-switch. Do I need a new dish with a 5 lnb?

Thanks
Lemon

lemoncadillac
03-22-2006, 08:25 PM
Do I need a DIRECTV Ka/Ku Multi-Satellite Dish Antenna with 5 LNBs and Built-in Multi-switch. Do I need to replace my 3lnb set up?

Thanks
Lemon