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Spitting Satellite Signals???

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Scott_Sylke


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Posted November 11 2002 - 12:43 PM

I need some advise. I have a triple LNB satellite. It has 4 coax outputs. I only have 2 of these cables going into the home. One going upsaits, the other downstairs.

I just added a 3rd receiver today. My problem is that I can't put anymore holes in the house. So, I need to split the downstairs coax into 2 cables to go to two seperate sat receivers (one of them being an HDTV receiver).

I discovered (the hard way) that you can't simply use a splitter because it divides the transponder signals.

My question is, is it possible to get a multiswitch or something that will divide this one coax into two and get the same signal that the one was getting before being split(with all 3 sat's)???

Your input will be greatly appreciated!!!!!!
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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Reginald Trent

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Posted November 11 2002 - 01:19 PM

Not sure about the answer but if you don't get it answered here try www.dbsforums.com

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted November 12 2002 - 12:01 AM

You can split sat signals if you "stack" them. That combines the left and right hand polarities on to the same coax at the same time. A stacker will run about $250+. You have to have a de-stacker at each receiver. Those are about $75 each. They will NOT work with a multi-sat dish like yours, they only work with the 18" dishes.

It's never impossible to run more coax, just time consuming or really expensive.