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Multiswitch Question from beatboy77

rbinck
07-16-2005, 07:21 AM
Rbink,

I have a multiswitch question for you. If I were to buy the Terk 5x8 multiswitch for Directv which is sold in Bestbuy and Circuit City, would it be able to support 3 HD-Tivo (HR10-250) units? Also several months ago I bought one of these multiswitches and really had a hard time getting it to work on one HR10-250 and 2 R10's. Everytime I would plug in the OTA antenna on the HR10-250 it would make Tuner 2 go out. The guy I bought the multiswitch from said I needed some sort of filter. Is this correct?

Thanks,

You should not need a filter if you are talking about the Terk BMS-58 multiswitch. Here is a hookup diagram I got from http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?main_cat=02&CAT=&PROD=SPBMS58#MORE

http://www.highdefforum.com/gallery/data/511/Terk5x8MxSwHookup.jpg

Now I don't know why you had that happen to you on the one in the past. It may be you didn't use the diplexer at the HR-10. You must use a diplexer to split out the OTA signal. And remember each tuner is the same as a receiver in the above diagram, but only one diplexer will be required for the OTA.

rbinck
07-16-2005, 08:00 AM
Rbink,

I have decided to not even worry about diplexing the OTA antenna through the multiswitch because I can run that cable to each receiver independantly. I just want to make sure that I can indeed use this multiswitch for 3 HD-Tivo units, using both tuners on each. That would make me use 6 or the possible 8 ports on the multiswitch. I wasn't sure if I was using so much bandwidth for HD if the PQ would deminish or not?

Thanks,


No that is what the multiswitch is used for. You can hook up to 8 tuners on the switch. The switch is not dividing up the bandwidth, the bandwidth is set by Directv, The switch is distributing the signal to the 8 tuners and it has amplifiers within it to maintain the signal level required on all 8 outputs.