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Old 11-27-2004, 08:48 PM   #1  
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I have Directv with five tv's hooked up to SD receivers, I want to change two of the set to HD sets. The tech changed my dish to a multi-LNB oval dish, and switched out the two sets to HD receivers, but was unable to connect because he said I needed a HD 8-way multi-switch, we he didn't have at that time and order one for me. My question is, how many cables and/or wires should be coming off the LNB, there are connections for four cables, but he is using only two. Now my neighbor has an HD dish with an OTA antenna for local HD channels and he has four cables coming in off his LNB. He also has a HD 8-way multi-switch with five cables coming into it, four from the LNB and one from the OTA antenna splitter.
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:41 AM   #2  
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He will probably run the other two cables when the HD multiswitch arrives. Many tech don't know this, but the two cables that are feeding your existing multiswitch can be left as is and all of the SD receivers can be feed off of the existing multiswitch, probably as they are now.


He could leave all of that just as it is and run a coax from the dish to each of the 2 HD receivers directly without the need of a HD rated multiswitch at all. If you have the OTA antenna connected via diplexers, then you need to feed both coax cables for the HD receivers with a separate combiner and add splitters to the OTA signal to feed the three locations, but it will eliminate the need for a HD multiswitch. Sounds like he has a plan though, so I'd wait to see how it turns out. I'm sure it will be fine.

See also the thread: Multiple Directv Receivers - Hook up
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So I assume by your answer that, yes there should be four cables or feeds for the dish to the multiswitch. The reason I ask is because he was inside trying to get a signal from the satellites, and he couldn't get a signal from one of the satellites, that's when he remembered that the multiswitch was not an HD switch. So if the multiswitch was an HD switch can he get all the signals he needs on just the two cables or feeds he has hooked up now, or does he still have to run the other two. And if he does have to run the other two, why was he inside checking the signal.
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I've never tried it, but in thinking about it I'm not sure that the two wouldn't be sufficient provided the multiswitch is HD rated. There are only two polarities required and two cables would suffice for that.
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