- Oct 20, 2003
I'm fixing to get a Phase III dish with the multi-switch built in, if I decide to get a 4x8 multiswitch later, would the integrated multi-switch interfere with the 4x8?!
Alan Gordon said:I'm fixing to get a Phase III dish with the multi-switch built in, if I decide to get a 4x8 multiswitch later, would the integrated multi-switch interfere with the 4x8?!
boba said:You need a cascadable 4X8 or 5X8 and you will have no problem with the built in switch.
boba said:You need all 4 cables to bring in the signals from all three satellites.
voominla said:Does each cable carry the signal from all 3 satellites?
I say this since it sounds as if a cable runs to each receiver and the receiver interprets the signals.
And it also sounds as if you can't use something that will allow the signal to be split to multiple receivers without losing some channels due the 2nd switch not passing thru the signals. It sounded like a cascabable switch would allow this to happen, but I get the feeling that's not at all the case.
Am I missing something?
justsatellites said:Each of the 4 cables coming from the Multi Sat dish carries ALL of the 3 satellite feeds.
wa1hog said:I might in left field here but when I upgraded to the triple sat dish I only had to run 1 cable per TV. The multiswitch is in the LNB itself. I did remember that you have to have a relativility new receiver thats smart enough to send the correct signal to the LNB.
One cable for one TV. There are 4 outputs on the dish.
I can have 4 TV running from this dish.
voominla said:I have TIVO, and a standard receiver currently from a dual-lnb dish. 2 cables into a multiswitch.
It sounds like for the triple-lnb dish you can't run from the on-dish multiswitch to another switch as it's designed to go from the dish directly to the receiver.
What does a cascadable multi-switch do?