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Leviton & DISH HD--Multiswitch Question

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Hi all,

Haven't been here in a while. Glad to see all is busy and informative as usual.

Anyway, I'm writing because I just built a new house with a Leviton structured wiring panel. I'm kicking myself because I think I did some things wrong.

What it boils down to is that I am getting a DISH install next week, and first, I inadvertently bought the wrong multiswitch (Spaun SMS5802NF) which is only for Directv (which I thought I was going to use, but Dish has a better promotion right now--my Toshiba Directv HD box is on the back burner now as well). I also ordered two HD boxes from Dish, so I'll need the new multiswitch to have HD capabilities.

I suppose there's nothing I can do regarding the fact that I only have one RG6 wiring down into each room and made no allowances for OTA (no raceways to do it now either--MAN! so many things to think about when building!)

I will not have DVR or Tivo or anything. All I want is to have HD where I need it (only two locations now, maybe more down the line). All together, I will have four receivers. Two standard and two HD.

Does anyone out there know the best multiswitch I'd need to mount into my wiring panel? HELP PLEASE! It doesn't have to be Spaun, in fact, less $$ is better.


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Won't dish install the proper switch to acomodate your needs? If you order 2 HD boxes, they should put in a switch that can handle 2 HD boxes. Justy tie wrap it into you r Leviton Box if there is room. If not just mount it outside.
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