DSS Install Q's

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  1. Peter Doten

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    I like to think I know what I am doing when it comes to this stuff, but I figure someone knows more and could answer some questions for me.

    In a few days I am going to upgrade the DSS in my parent's house for them. Currently they have a single LNB single room system that is about 4-5 years old. I purchased 2 used receivers off a friend, have a spool of cable (RG-6) and the requisite connectors. I also purchased a Terk Multiswitch as I thought this was necessary for multiple room installations. My questions are as follows:
    -Can I split the signal coming from the dish into the two inputs on the multiswitch or do I have to buy a dual LNB as well?
    -I know they tell you to use RG-6 but will RG-59 work at all? One of the rooms I was going to patch it to is on another floor and I was hoping to use some of the houses existing wiring. This would be after the multiswitch of course.
    -Am I missing anything, is there an easier way to do this?

    Any advice is appreciated.

    -Peter

    MODS: If this is not in the correct forum, please move it accordingly. It seemed to be the most appropriate one to me.
     
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  3. scott>sau

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    I second Roberts advice on 59, Dish Network and Direct TV use quad shielded RG6. It makes a difference. You may be able to install additional cable outlets (for dish) yourself. Use ceiling access, an unfinished basement or a crawl space, drill thru the wall from the outside to inside. You may be able to use what is called a "diplexer" it looks like a splitter, but it is really a combiner to avoid using a dual LNB dish.
     
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