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Installation Question

dstmo
04-16-2005, 09:37 PM
I have a Phase III dish and a Terk 5x8 multiswitch. I need to install this for a buddy tomorrow that is upgrading to HDTV.

My question is, each of the 4 satellite inputs are specifically labelled on the Terk. How do I know which of the 4 outputs from the phase III dish go to the input on the Terk Multiswitch? Can I hook any output from the dish to the multiswitch or is there a document somewhere that tells me which output from the dish is Sat A (18V/0KHz), which is Sat A (13V/0KHz), which is Sat B (18V/22KHz), and which is Sat B (13V/22KHz)?

-- dstmo

:eek:

martin1
04-17-2005, 04:19 PM
I have a Phase III dish and a Terk 5x8 multiswitch. I need to install this for a buddy tomorrow that is upgrading to HDTV.

My question is, each of the 4 satellite inputs are specifically labelled on the Terk. How do I know which of the 4 outputs from the phase III dish go to the input on the Terk Multiswitch? Can I hook any output from the dish to the multiswitch or is there a document somewhere that tells me which output from the dish is Sat A (18V/0KHz), which is Sat A (13V/0KHz), which is Sat B (18V/22KHz), and which is Sat B (13V/22KHz)?

-- dstmo

:eek:
You already have a multi-switch build into the Phase III dish. Unless you have more that four receivers you won't need an external multi-switch.

dstmo
04-19-2005, 09:08 PM
Sorry, been away for a few days. I do only have 3 receivers, one of which is a Tivo, however, I like having every room hooked up (7 rooms) so that when someone comes over, I can just move a receiver to the basement and be up and running again. As I assumed (but wasn't sure), it appears that it doesn't matter what order you hook them into the 5x8 switch (or I got lucky and hooked it up in the right order without knowing it).

All hooked up and running in up to 7 locations!!!! The only receiver I can't move is my Tivo, since I want 2 hookups to it.

-- dstmo