adding another dish receiver. (1 Viewer)

beastie333

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Hi, my question is: How do i add another dish receiver. as of right now i only have one. its used on 2 tv's. one is hd , the other is on the 2nd channel and does not use hd. vhf i believe. I had gotten satellite a long time ago, and at the time i had to buy my receivers. i still have the newest of the old ones kicking around. its an HD receiver. i have looked at the wiring in my basement. whats confusing me is the splitter that says. in/out on a single port. and the other 2 ports opposite that say sat and uhf/vhf. im assuming the vhf cable is going to my second tv that is not hd and running on tv2. so my question is: can i split the main Sat feed before the before mentioned splitter, so that the old hd receiever doesnt interfere with the original setup?
thanks, Steve
 

TheKrell

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Yes, you got the function of the diplexer right; it's for your TV2 backfeed. But you do NOT split the dish coax and feed it to multiple receivers. You need to run a coax all the way from your nearest switch or LNB assembly to each receiver.

I'm curious what receiver you have. What does MENU 6-1-3 say about your receiver and satellites that it can see?
 

beastie333

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Its a dish 811.i beleeve its only 5 years old or so.. i have others that are much older some with those dumb simcards. my other receiver is a vip722dvr.
 

boba

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If the 811 is your newest old receiver it is time to send them to an electronic recycler. The 811 no longer works as a HD receiver, it can only receive SD channels now so it is no better than the TV2 output of your 722. You will need at least a 211 to add HD to your second TV. Contact DISH to see what it will cost for them to upgrade you. A DIRT team member would be my suggestion PM one of them.
 

harshness

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If you feel confident in running a coax (RG-6) from the dish to the new location (making sure to go through the ground block outside your home), I'd lease a ViP211 through a retailer. The ViP211 is the replacement for the 811.

DISH is going to demand that they install the receiver (which may be just the way you want it).
 

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