Couple of questions (DSS QUANDRIES)

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  1. Joe Urban

    Joe Urban Auditioning

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    I have a new DSS in my living room.
    I have an old DSS and card now taking up room in my garage.
    I got a brilliant idea. Hook up the other DSS in my bedroom and pull the card and put it in the bedroom when I want to watch tv.
    Here are the questions:
    1. Can I do this?
    2. I looked at the cables outside cause I was going to split off the actual dish cable and I noticed the put some kind of black gunk over the end of the coax... what the heck is it?
    3. If I unscrew the cable and some of the black "gunk" comes off... will that hurt my reception?
    Thanks for the help.
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  2. Craig Dobis

    Craig Dobis Auditioning

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    1 Is no. Each card is married to its reciver when programed by Directv.
    To have two recivers on one dish you have to have a dual LNB
    with two cables for both to work. You can't use a splitter.
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  3. Larry Schneider

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    The black gunk keeps water out of the connection. Radio Shack sells it.
     
  4. Mike_P

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    You can get a dual LNB for your dish and run a cable from it to a receiver in each room. It will cost $5 a month to DirecTV for the 2nd receiver.
     

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