Which Multiswitch for Voom?

ramcm7

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I've searched a bit here, and have seen some wiring diagrams, but have not seen any mention of the type of multiswitch required in a Voom setup. Would the multiswitches for a Dish network setup work with Voom, a DirecTV multiswitch setup, or yet another class of multiswitches? I am currently a DirecTV sub and am curious as to how much I would have to change, should I go to Voom. I don't think I'll jump until their PVR system is out and working reliably, but that may change the networking requirements, I am guessing.

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The Stone Man

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The search engine appears to be down at the moment, but I remember Mr. Biggles has posted some information on multiswitches. I don't know a multiswitch from a sandwich, but if you can find those posts by Mr. Biggles--he'll have the answer.
 

n0qcu

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Currently any ordinary 2(3) in x out multiswitch wi work for Voom. If they start using 2 satellite locations I believe it will be a D* type (22khz tone) switch.
 

Benji

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I am currently using a multiswitch that I bought from a local electronics store (you do it electronics). I paid $40 for it. The salesman did not want to sell it to me when he found out that I was not going to be using it on D*. He was so sure that I was going to return it since he was adamant that it only works with D* equipment and nothing else.
I told him that I am willing to take my chances. His last words to me were "you'll be back."
I installed the switch and it worked flawlessly and has been for the past 3 months or so.
Benji
 

The Stone Man

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Now that I researched what a multiswitch is, I'm using a Channel Master 4032, and it came with the Voom installation in December. It accepts 1 coax input and sends it out on two seperate coax lines. I'm using it to feed two other TV's and all are running on the same STB.
 

CraziFuzzy

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the 4032 is not a multiswitch, it is a Diplexer. The dish has 2 recievers in it, so, it by itself, can supply two recievers. A multiswitch is used to split this to more than 2 recievers. The Diplexer that you have is used to add the OTA signal from your antenna into the two individual satellite feeds for the recievers.
 

The Stone Man

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Maybe I should go get a sandwich. I actually DO know something about that. Thanks CraziFuzzy.

I'm using the 4032 as a method to diplex the signal from the STB to other televisions. Coax out from STB to the 4032, and then out to 2 other tv's. It's not the first time I've been confused about terminology.

Had a ham and cheese, and it was good.
 

poopsie

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THe multi switch is the same one that DTV uses. Its just a standard 2x4 or 3x4 switch. The LNB's that they use are single LNB, dual output, which say Directv under the sticker. It is a lot like DTV in that fashion, PQ, well, thats a different story :)
P.S. If one is needed (installing over 2 IRD's), they will supply it. Otherwise they send the 3x2 diplexer, which in my eyes, shouldn't be used if you are only having one installed. Just have two wires run.
 
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