Two Sat Boxes on one cable

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Guythunder

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My neighbor is trying to hook up two satellite boxe's one in livingroom and the other in bedroom with a spliter hooked up to one cable and it isn't working is there anything he can do to make it work.:mad:
 
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Splitters may only be used with the latest DIRECTV equipment.

If your neighbor hasn't upgraded their entire installation in the last few months, the answer is no.
 
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My neighbor is trying to hook up two satellite boxe's one in livingroom and the other in bedroom with a spliter hooked up to one cable and it isn't working is there anything he can do to make it work.:mad:

Please have him call directv for installation. If he doesnt have an SWM system (single wire multi-switch) then it wont work. SWM has been available for only about 6 months, and only works with directv's more advanced recivers. If he hasnt been installed in the past 6 months and doesnt have directv's advanced recivers, he needs to call directv for installation.
 
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My neighbor is trying to hook up two satellite boxe's one in livingroom and the other in bedroom with a spliter hooked up to one cable and it isn't working is there anything he can do to make it work.:mad:
He needs to run a second cable from the dish to the other sat receiver. What dish does he have? The newer technology, SWM, will work. But, only with the latest receivers.
 
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What these guys haven't mentioned yet is the new equipment is leased. That means if your neighbor upgrades to it, he will commit himself to a contract to maintain service for 24 months (12 months if he does not take a DVR or HD).
 
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