Diplex filter on Shaw feedline?

Skylooker

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SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 18, 2007
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I'm going to be ordering my Shaw system in a day or two and had a question about diplex filters.

One of the two cables that goes to the location of the TV right now has a diplex filter attached. I'm feeding the output of a DiSEqC switch along with OTA antenna on that single coax. My question is, can I leave the diplexer in there when I remove the FTA unit that gets its signal from the DiSEqC and replace it with the DSR630 that will be fed by the Shaw dish?

When I had DirecTV installed the guy said to never put the diplexer on the line that carries the signal for the whole-house DVR. I was wondering if the Shaw PVR had the same limitation, since it's not carrying signal other than the sat feed from the dish.

Thanks!
 

rdehaven

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Apr 29, 2004
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I've always chosen to run separate lines out of concern for the insertion loss of 2 diplexers. I'm not sure how they do the switching with the new xKU.
 

Skylooker

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SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 18, 2007
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Northeast Indiana
Yeah, good point. I don't really have the option of running a fourth coax, though. I can forego the OTA antenna, if necessary.

One other question. I know this is unrelated, but I don't want to start another thread.

All I'm really after are the networks that can be had in the timeshift bundle. Any chance I can subscribe to just that bundle, or is there a minimum package requirement?
 

Frenchophile

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Nov 12, 2008
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I have my receivers (which includes a 630) connected with a 5x8 multiswitch, and diplexers at the outputs. For the two lines into the 630, one has a diplexer, the other does not. No problems with my receiver. Hope this helps.
 

rdehaven

SatelliteGuys Guru
Apr 29, 2004
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So. Cal
All I'm really after are the networks that can be had in the timeshift bundle. Any chance I can subscribe to just that bundle, or is there a minimum package requirement?
I think you can add it to any package other than DIGITAL LITE. I see they're running a .01/month for 6 months promo now.
 

Skylooker

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SatelliteGuys Family
Aug 18, 2007
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Northeast Indiana
I think you can add it to any package other than DIGITAL LITE. I see they're running a .01/month for 6 months promo now.
Well, that's too bad. I figured if I had to take a package, it would be that one (the least expensive). Like I said, I don't want the package at all, just that one bundle. Hate paying for channels I don't ever plan to watch. C'mon CRTC and make those changes so I don't have to waste my money. :)
 

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