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multiswitch question

tim1970
06-16-2005, 11:38 AM
Right now I have 2 lines coming into my living room. One line goes to my HD reciever, and the other line goes into my DTV Tivo box. I would like to split the one line to my tivo box into two, so that I could maximize recording with my tivo. What kind of multiiswitch would I have to buy to split that signal? I do not care to split the HD signal, if that matters. Also, the 2 lines coming into my living room are already being routed through another multiswitch.


Thanks

Tim

hdgus
06-16-2005, 08:57 PM
You need to run a 2nd line altogether for that DVR, you cant just split it. If you have a 3LNB dish then it already has a built in Multi switch and can run it straight from there. If not you will need a 3x4 MS which you can buy at Best Buy. You say that the 2 lines are running through another MS already? Are there 2 lines coming from the dish to the MS and then your 2 lines coming off it?

hitdog042
06-17-2005, 09:09 PM
It depends on how the lines are already split. You must have a triple LNB if you already have HD.

I'm assuming that you already have a 3x4 multiswitch connected.

If I'm correct, you can do 1 of 2 things. 1) buy a 5x8 powered multiswitch. This gives you 8 outs and you can run 2 lines to your TIVO. 150 from BB or CC, but if you go to pricegrabber.com you can get them for 75, and even less on EbAY.

OR, you can do what I did. I run HD straight from my LNB, not going through a multiS. Then, I ran 2 lines to my 3x4 multiswitch, which gives me 4 more outs (and 1 more direct HD connection if I so desire).