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ICBM99

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SatelliteGuys Family
May 30, 2008
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West Texas
A friend of ours who recently signed up with dish, has moved from her old place to a new one. The new place has a older dish 500, and I think a SW21.

She has a newer 2 tuner DVR ( model #625), and I tired hooking it up to the older dish. The dish has 2 leads coming out of the LNB's (2) that go to the SW21, then I ran a single RG6 to the splitter in the DVR. I ran check switch, and it only picks up signals on one tuner.

I have a feeling it is because of the older LNB's and switch combo, but figured I'd ask here also.

Is there a way to get the dual tuners working with this setup?

TIA
 
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tlc1145

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Sep 30, 2009
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Ohio
The dual rcvrs don't have a splitter with them, but something called a separator. The separator only works with DPP LNBFs. The separator allows the single feed down from the LNBF to be separated into two feeds for the rcvr.

If you want to use legacy LNBFs, then you need to have separate lines for both inputs in the back of the rcvr.
 

ICBM99

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SatelliteGuys Family
May 30, 2008
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West Texas
Thanks for the heads up. I figured it wouldn't work with the older equipment. I might still have my old dish 500 plus in storage somewhere, would that work? Or should I just tell her she's SOL. ;D
 

tlc1145

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Sep 30, 2009
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Ohio
The big thing is the LNBF. If you have a DPPTwin, then it will work w/ the separator. If you are using a DPTwin, then you will need to run 2 cables for both inputs.
 
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