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I need some help with the new D*tv oval dish. My installer says it will feed 4 receivers, I only want to feed 2. I'd like to run two new RG6U cables from the dish and 1 new RG6U cable from the antenna to a channel master 6314IFD multiswitch. I want to use the multi switch because it has built in amplification of the uhf/vhf signal, and I all ready own it. Will this old style 3 X 4 multi switch work with the new dish?


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A 5x cascadable multiswitch can be used to incorporate OTA, over the air, signals into the mix. 4 leads are required between the dish and the external multiswitch. The Eagle Aspen S-4180-GX+ and Terk BMS-58 as well as some others will do the job and an appropriate switch can be found for under $80 with a little searching.
 

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Originally posted by brenden
dedicated OTA antenna lines have the lowest signal loss.
The loss by diplexing is rarely a deal breaker though.
 

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Okay this is the plan:


2 sat feeds from dish to basement media box.

1 ant feed from ant to basement splitter.

Diplex split ant feeds onto sat lines and off to the receiver they go.

Un-diplex at recevier.


Should I use an amp for the ant feeds? Could I use this worthless channel master multi-switch as an amp/splitter for the ant signal only?


Thanks for the replies.
 

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Test your options with your present equipment. See how it works for you.
 
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