5x8 Multi-Switch 47691-5MS

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Nov 12, 2008
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I am attempting to hook up my DTV dish to an outbuilding. In the outbuilding I have a Leviton 47691-5MS 5x8 Multi-Switch. There are 4 satellite inputs to the multiswitch as follows:

18V/22KHz
SAT B


18V/0KHz
SAT A


13V/220Hz
SAT B


13V/0KHz
SAT A


If I am using only one RG-6 from my dish for the outbuilding, which one of these inputs should I connect to on the multiswitch?

Thanks!
Ed
 

Newshawk

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It's not going to work, Ed. First, a multiswitch is not a splitter. Second, a non-SWM DirecTV system cannot have the satellite signal split.
 
Nov 12, 2008
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Pinedale, Arizona
It is an oval shaped 5-LNB dish with 4 RG-6 lines coming off of its multiswitch. The main receiver/DVR in the house is using 2 of the RG-6 lines. I routed a third line to the outbuilding. I was hopeing to distribute that signal to different points in the outbuilding through another multiswitch. Sounds like I may have gotten it all wrong?
 

Joe Diamond

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It is an oval shaped 5-LNB dish with 4 RG-6 lines coming off of its multiswitch. The main receiver/DVR in the house is using 2 of the RG-6 lines. I routed a third line to the outbuilding. I was hopeing to distribute that signal to different points in the outbuilding through another multiswitch. Sounds like I may have gotten it all wrong?

Here is an unapproved trick that will probably work IF you do not need HD in the out building.

Run the second spare line to the outbuilding also. Connect a 3x4 multiswitch in the out building. That will give you four SD lines.

Having said that, it is probably easier to install another dish for the outbuilding. After all, a main benefit of these rigs is to eliminate long overhead and underground cable runs....right?

Joe
 

cave1376

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If the out building is not going to have hd and four or less tv's then use a phase III for the building and eliminate the wire from the slimline. The phase III has four outputs and does not get hd. If you want hd then a seperate slimline for the building would be better.
 
Nov 12, 2008
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Pinedale, Arizona
New Slimline?

If I install a new 5-LNB Slimline on the outbuilding (don't know why I didn't think of that before), can someone tell me the best way to port the satellite signal to 6 separate outlets in the building?
Thanks,
Ed
 

boba

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Do you need a 5 lnb slimline? Unless your locals are on 119 or you want Spanish or Chinese programming a SL3 is all you need and is easier to aim. With either Slimline dish a WB68 would be needed for 6 outputs.
 
Nov 12, 2008
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Pinedale, Arizona
Now that you mention it, I guess I probably don't need a 5 lnb slimline so I will go shopping for a SL3 and a WB68. Thanks a lot for the help. I'm a digital guy and not real good at this satellite stuff. Thanks again.
Ed
 
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