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Sorry guys. I undid all of this wiring thinking my mother-in-law wouldn't be back before the contract expired. She only watches her Chinese channels, and that's all we used it for.


Well, she's coming back to stay for another year and I need to get this functioning again. (BTW, I like my mother-in-law, she's awesome, so no need for pity.)


See diagram below. I only drew lines for what I know was hooked up from last time.


The receiver is in my furnace room, with two remote controls running the other two TVs. There is an antenna plugged into the green output of the receiver.


Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!

 

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I thought I was going crazy for a little while there after I had thought I'd hooked it all up correctly...


Turns out, leaving the power OUT of the equation made my signal come back to life. Not unheard of. I've had my fair share of over boosted cable signals as well.


I needed to alter the layout a bit due to where the wires were in my furnace room. Once I saw a diagram posted over at satellite guys, it clicked mentally for me and I just made a few adjustments. I needed to use the easy jack due to no nearby phone jacks to the receiver.


Here's the solution for anyone interested.

 

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Well technically -

#1 - what LNB is at the Dish ? if it is a DPP TWIN - the DPP44 switch is totally unnecessary


#2 - The Holland Diplexer in the furnace room ? - the common terminal should be hooked to the common terminal where the receiver is, with the SAT port going on out to the LNB and the ANT (UHF/VHF) going to Room / TV2
 

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Well technically -

#1 - what LNB is at the Dish ? if it is a DPP TWIN - the DPP44 switch is totally unnecessary

Yeah, that I'm aware of. It was out there from a previous install and this is a downgraded setup. If I get the inclination, I may pull it.

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#2 - The Holland Diplexer in the furnace room ? - the common terminal should be hooked to the common terminal where the receiver is, with the SAT port going on out to the LNB and the ANT (UHF/VHF) going to Room / TV2

Maybe you can give a better way I could have done this (or maybe you just did and I'm mis-reading it), but my cable home run is in the furnace room. Wouldn't doing it your way have required me to run additional cable for the upstairs TV from the furnace room to the second bedroom? Thanks!
 

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No - not at all - I'm just saying it looks like you wired the diplexer wrong (or your diagram is not what you really intended).


Common to common, Sat (furnace rm) to Dish LNB - OTA (UHF/VHF) to TV2

The room where the 322 is located is wired correctly.


If you need cable to both locations - it would be best to use a dedicated cable for each (you could possibly join the TV2 run and cable in the furnace rm, but you need to make sure that cable and the TV2 channel do not interfere with each other).
 

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No - not at all - I'm just saying it looks like you wired the diplexer wrong (or your diagram is not what you really intended).


Common to common, Sat (furnace rm) to Dish LNB - OTA (UHF/VHF) to TV2

The room where the 322 is located is wired correctly.


If you need cable to both locations - it would be best to use a dedicated cable for each (you could possibly join the TV2 run and cable in the furnace rm, but you need to make sure that cable and the TV2 channel do not interfere with each other).

Dude, you're totally right, I basically have the diplexer upside down in the diagram for the furnace room. I'll update that later.


Your second solution is ideal, but this only needs to last 6 more months and we'll probably move onto something else. And those SD Chinese channels are never gonna look that pretty anyway...


Thanks!
 
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