5 Satellites into DP44 switch possible?

cired

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I have a dish 1000 with 110, 119, 129 going right into a DP44 switch. If I wanted to add 2 more satellites can this be done without the purchase of another DP44? The DP44 has 1 more input left (port 4). What are my options to bring in 5 sattellites with my curent switch?. I'm not even sure another DP44 switch would do it. Thanks for any help.
 

SatinKzo

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what do you want to add? 61.5 and 148?
What receiver do you have (some don't support 5 locations last I knew)
 

Pepper

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4 satellites to DPP44

each output (except "1", can't use DPP44 power inserter with DP21 in the way), plus another satellite to a DP21

DP21 to the receiver. Dual tuners require two, no separators with this config. This is the config described in my sig.
 

cired

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Thanks for your reply pepper. So let me get this right. Since I have one more input for a satellite on the DP44 go ahead and use it with one of the two satellites I plan on installing for a total of 4 satellites to the DP44. Now on the receiver output side of the DP44 come out with a coax to a DP21 switch as long as it is not port 1 with the inserter. Now plug the additional satellite to the DP21 (for a total of 2 extra to my current setup) then out of the DP21 to the receiver. Now I have all five sats hooked up using one cable run to the receiver. Is this correct? Thanks
 

Pepper

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one cable per tuner. He might have a single tuner.

IIRC, the DPP44 goes to port 1 on the DP21, the other satellite goes to port 2.
 

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What receiver or receivers do you have??
 

bankstonk

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Switch error Solved!!!!

We were having this same issue for weeks and I noticed when my ceiling fan was off that I didn't get the switch error.

My wife told me didn’t this start once we put in the new Green type light Bulbs (GE florescent Helical 13W. I thought she was crazy but at this point would try anything.

Once I went back to standard Bulb in the ceiling FAN I have never seen the switch err again, ( I put them back several times to test this and it fails every time I use these bulbs) So much for being green.
 

RandallA

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We were having this same issue for weeks and I noticed when my ceiling fan was off that I didn't get the switch error.

My wife told me didn’t this start once we put in the new Green type light Bulbs (GE florescent Helical 13W. I thought she was crazy but at this point would try anything.

Once I went back to standard Bulb in the ceiling FAN I have never seen the switch err again, ( I put them back several times to test this and it fails every time I use these bulbs) So much for being green.

This is very interesting information and appreciated but this has nothing to do with the original post.
 

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