DirecTV 4x4 Multiswitch

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  1. Dan Seliger

    Dan Seliger Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the elliptical DirecTV dish.
    Currently the MultiSwitch is outside on the dish, it has 2 cables going to each LNB.
    I have 2 Cables going from the dish to my wiring closet in the house.
    My question is, does the multiswitch NEED both cables to each LNB? Can I move the Multi Switch into my wiring closet and then just connect up 1 wire to Each LNB?
    The thing is i need to feed 3 Receivers and i dont really want to try to pull a 3rd wire from the dish to the receiver.
    Thanks for your help [​IMG]
     
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    You have to have two cables from each LNB. It's because of the whole, left hand/right hand polarization of the satellite frequencies and the different voltages that are sent to the LNB's. Anything less and you don't get all of your channels.

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