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post #1 of 3 Old 12-08-2005, 02:17 PM - Thread Starter
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I am trying to hook up a DVR and need two sat ins obviously but I also want a normal sat receiver next to it and wanted to split 1 cable to run to both DVR and other receiver .

I tried sticking a splitter in line and get a searching for Sat. and tried 3 different splitters all with same results, am I missing something here?
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It can't be done. U need a separate satellite connection for each. Even though your provider may say 2 tuner, it needs 2 sat connections.

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Mark P,
WHat you want can definitely be done, but you will need a new LNB, or a switch built specifically for satellite that has two inputs and 3-4 outputs. Whoever installed your satellite should be able to help you out with that.

Quick edit. I should clarify...

It can be done, but you need special equipment and know how to do it.
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