Question about 625 DVR and 501 PVR

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I have a current (legacy) setup with the Dish antenna output goning into 2 Dish Video Path Multi Dish SW21 Switches. The output of each switch goes into a Dish 501 PVR using 110 and 119 satellites.

I bought a Dish 625 DVR to replace one of the 501's for the increased storage. That 501 PVR feeds a TV in the main room and a TV downstairs. I want to keep using the second 501 PVR in the study.

Can I use the new 625 DVR with just one satellite input instead of two while using the RF remote instead of the infra-red remote? Or can I use some kind of splitter to split the satellite signal as input to the second 501 so it can feed the second 501 and the new 625's second satellite input?
 
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You need to feed both tuners on the 625 if you want it to work properly, especially if you want a different signal on the tv from the second output. Easiest way is to change your legacy lnb's t a DishProPlus Twin, you will have to remove the sw-21 from the line to the 501 and use a DPP Separator to feed both tuners from one coax run to the 625.
 
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Thanks for the help! I was making it far more complicated that needed.

It came with a Dishpro Plus Twin LNBF but I was not sure it was needed, now I do.

After your reply, I did some digging and found the following links in case some else is looking for the info:

http://www.dishretailer.com/dpp/dpptwin.pdf

http://www.satelliteinstaller.com/My%20eBooks/DP_Plus_Separator_QUICK-FACTS.pdf

http://www.solidsignal.tv/dishnetwo...allation_Considerations-DP_Plus_Twin_LNBF.pdf


I'll order the Dishpro Plus Seperator from Dishstore.net

Thanks again!
 
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garys

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Thanks for the help! I was making it far more complicated that needed.

It came with a Dishpro Plus Twin LNBF but I was not sure it was needed, now I do.

After your reply, I did some digging and found the following links in case some else is looking for the info:

http://www.dishretailer.com/dpp/dpptwin.pdf

http://www.satelliteinstaller.com/My%20eBooks/DP_Plus_Separator_QUICK-FACTS.pdf

http://www.solidsignal.tv/dishnetwo...allation_Considerations-DP_Plus_Twin_LNBF.pdf


I'll order the Dishpro Plus Seperator from Dishstore.net

Thanks again!

The separator usually comes packaged with the receiver, I would double check that before ordering a new one. (it looks like a splitter.)
 

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