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Dish 5000 with Dish 6000 as the Set Top Box  

post #1 of 5
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I am planning but not yet tried to use a Dish 5000 receiver with HDTV Mod feeding into the OTA board in the Dish 6000 and use the 6000 as a set top box to go out to component video.

Is there a splitter or switch to send the Sat feed to both receivers or switch between them. A regular video splitter does not pass the voltage from the cable to the receiver. (won't work)

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Now that's just silly. Why would you do that?

The 6000 alone does everything that the 6000 plus a 5000 and mod could do.
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Originally posted by balazer:
Now that's just silly. Why would you do that?

The 6000 alone does everything that the 6000 plus a 5000 and mod could do.


not if you have a panny dst51 hooked up to it. the 51, unlike the 50, wont let you view through the s-vidoeo while recording with the panny pv-hd1000. if you can split the 5000, one to the panny dst 51 and the other to the 6000, then you can view the hd source you are recording.

am i correct everyone??


[This message has been edited by iwantmyhdtvnow (edited 08-21-2001).]
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Scott,

I'm definitely out of my area of expertise, but I have several dishes and all the LNB's appear to have two outputs. I would think that one could be connected to your 6000 and the other to the 5000. It would require that you bring two RG-6 cables down from the dish.

I assume there's a DST50 or 51 in this mix so you can do some recording.

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post #5 of 5
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Originally posted by gridleak:
Scott,

I'm definitely out of my area of expertise, but I have several dishes and all the LNB's appear to have two outputs. I would think that one could be connected to your 6000 and the other to the 5000. It would require that you bring two RG-6 cables down from the dish.
Actually, this is the purpose of the dual-LNB... to feed
two separate receivers from one dish. I have one coax
going to my bedroom to a 5000/HDTV and the second coax
going to my living room to a DSR-100.

Same with the Dish 500... with its double dual-LNB (for
110 and 119 satellite feeds). Four coax cables come out
of this one, two from each satellite. My second dish for
the 61.5 satellite has its own dual-LNB, with two coax
cable outputs.

And I've got a 6/4 switch that combines all six coax feeds
into two "3-dishes combined into a single coax" outputs,
going to my two receivers as mentioned earlier.

This is standard setup... nothing magic (aside from my
choice of the single 6/4 switch... which can actually
feed 4 receivers from 3 dishes).
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