DPP Seperator and 2x 211s...

John Kotches

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THose that are a bit more in the know than I...

Is it possible to use a DPP Seperator to feed 211s from a single cable off of a DPP44?

Probably not; but it would make my life quite a bit easier if that were the case.

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My understanding is that the DPP separator only works with dual tuners STB's such as the 721, 942, 522, 622, etc. I read a long technical treatise on why this is so some time ago but unfortunately I forgot it promptly after being convinced.
 
John Kotches

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trafter:

There are high/low signals that are used (I think) and I hope that there's a "magic setting" in the 211 that would toggle between the two.

Like I said; probably not but it's worth investigating.

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RandallA

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No John, you can't use separators for single tuners. As mentioned above, you can only use them with dual tuners.
 
John Kotches

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It was a nice theory that doesn't work in practice...

Oh well. It cost nothing to ask, did it?

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RandallA

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It would've been nice for the separator to feed two separate receivers but I don't think the technology is there yet.
 
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Building on what P. said, the control codes are sent up the Sat1 input. The separator blocks the codes from Sat2, so if that Sat2 was actually a different box it would have no way to change channels because Box1 has no way to know what Box2 wants to see. When DishCOMM becomes active the boxes will be able to talk to each other but I don't recall hearing of this being part of the feature set.

John, that'll be $29.95. :D
 
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I wouldn't say so - Dish Home Comm, it they will activate it , would allow to coordinate commands from those two 211s to one DPP splitter and up to LNBFs.
 
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Thanks Mr. Smith, you learn something new every day. So with DishComm, the technology is there but not available or "activated".
 

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