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I have a Terk S-26 Phass III dish. This unit has the multiplexer built in. 4 cables coming into the house and each being used. Running 1 as High Def, so I use all the Sats.


I have noticed that the Directv Tivo machines require 2 input ( which makes sense since you need to swtich from horizontal to vertical if using both tuners).


I guess my question is , is the only way I will easily be able to provide the Tivo with 2 lines ( taking my required lines distributed in the house from 4 ot 5 lines) is to put in a cacading mutliswich IE: and 5X8 ??


I assume with most receivers that if I only send one cable to the receiver in the mean time ( while I change out and run additional line if necessary and install the cascaded multiplexer) that you can watch and record , but only one channel at a time).


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which makes sense since you need to swtich from horizontal to vertical if using both tuners
The frequencies are right and left hand polarized, not horizontal and vertical.

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is the only way I will easily be able to provide the Tivo with 2 lines ( taking my required lines distributed in the house from 4 ot 5 lines) is to put in a cacading mutliswich IE: and 5X8 ??
Correct. There are stacked solutions that may or may not apply to your situation but they can cost upwards of $700.

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I assume with most receivers that if I only send one cable to the receiver in the mean time that you can watch and record , but only one channel at a time.
Correct. I think the receiver's initial settings are for a single connection. Either way, it takes a few minutes to re-do the guided setup and change the number of inputs.


-Robert
 
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