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Expanding my questions from another section to over here since this section seems to get more traffic.


Here are my original questions/setup...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...threadid=87878


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Elipitcal Dish

Only 2 RG6 feeds "pre"-ran to my distribution closet from the outside.

Using multi-switch that came with the dish I currently have 2 feeds ran into that closet and then just "patched" in to my bedroom rcvr, and living room DST-3000. I want to add a 3rd rcvr (maybe more down the road). I already have wires ran from the closet to various other rooms.


Running additional cables from the outside to the inside isn't an option.


Can't I just take the 2 feeds coming in from the multiswitch outside and put them into another multi-switch (reading this post : http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t=22Khz+Switch makes me think yes) in my closet and then hook up additional rcvrs in my other rooms?


Only 1 rcvr (the DST3000 in the living room) needs access the HD DTV feed, if that matters.
 

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The only practical solution is to run another coax line from the dish.

If you run four cables from two LNBs on the dish, then you could use a 5x8 switch installed inside to support up to 8 receivers.
 

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Is there an impractical solution? :)


I'm not 100% sure I will be able to run any more cables from the outside to the inside closet relatively easy enough w/o having to pay someone to come do it.
 

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The impractical solution is to use commercial wideband LNBs that are used for MDU installations. If you could get a MDU contractor to stop laughing and actually to the install for you, it would probably cost $1500-$2500. If they do a good job your existing elliptical dish would be replaced with a pair of 1 meter dishes and that tiny RG6 replaced with RG11.


If you can't add another cable yourself, call an electrical contractor (not a dish installer!) and have them run two more RG6 cables. With four cables from the dish you can have as many receivers as you want.
 

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Just for a straight-forward answer and to help further clarify... there really is no other answer. You NEED to get 4 leads down to the closet. Go ahead and move the Switch while you're at it; in case you want to add a 5th IRD. It will make it much easier if the switch is already in that closet.
 
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