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Hey Everyone,

I was lucky enough to come across a great deal on a large number of Spaun multiswitches. I am passing the deal on to those on the AVSforum.


The first batch of 100 sold out already.


I currently have one more batch of 130 of the Spaun 5X8 SMS5801 switches being shipped to me (ETA about 2 weeks).

THESE SWITCHES WILL WORK WITH BOTH THE 18" DUAL LNB AND THE 24" OVAL DISHES. (I have mine hooked up the the 18" Dual LNB with two RG6 cables as the only inputs to the switch)


These switches retail for $479.00. These are used and were purchased as part of a truckload from a electronics store chain that went out of business.


To view the specs and info on this switch go here: http://www.hometech.com/video/dssmulti.html

Look towards the bottom of the page for the SMS5801.


These are Commercial Grade switches and are considered by many to be the best on the market.


Over 1/2 of them are already spoken for, so this is getting pretty big. Once these go, I may get a bunch more...I am still trying to work out the deal for the rest of the switches that my supplier has (about another 150). The next batch may be a few dollars more but I am still working on it. Here is the info on the 100 that I am getting:


Base price: $140.00 each

Shipping: $ 9.00 Ground UPS for 1

$ 15.00 2nd Day UPS for 1

$ 12.00 Ground UPS for 2

$ 18.00 2nd Day UPS for 2

If you want more than 2, let me know and we can work out the shipping.


Since there are so many of these that I am shipping, I have started to set up the UPS shipping labels for each person so I can just print the UPS manifest and label as soon as I receive payment. If you want to purchase a switch, I am requesting that you email me the following information:


Your Name

Shipping Address

City, State, Zip

A contact Phone number (needed for UPS)

Email Address

Number of switches you want

Payment method (Paypal, Money Order, Certified Check, etc)

Shipping Method (Ground, 2nd Day or other)


Once I have this, I will get everyone's shipping info set up before I receive the switches. When I receive payment, I will ship the same or next day via UPS.


I have a Paypal account set up with my email address: [email protected]


Don't send me payment until I send you an email indicating that they are in. I will also send out PayPal invoices to everyone who indicated they were paying with Paypal so you will get that and can pay at that time.


If you have any questions, please let me know.


Thanks,


Kevin O'Grady

[email protected]


You can check out these threads in the Tivo forum: http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Forum5/HTML/003273.html http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html



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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.


[This message has been edited by unixadm (edited 06-15-2001).]
 

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The Spaun Multiswitches for dual satellites are excellent- pay attention to input attenuator settings-note all the way counterclockwise is 0 attenuation. The LNB control must be set at 18V detent; ignore intructions to terminate all unused ports.
 

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Hi unixadm.


I also need one for a Dishnetwork system. I'm a little confused by the web site though.


"Outputs for up to eight runs to satellite receiver boxes. (Requires TSDM2150 or SAT-D2 below at each receiver.)"


Will this switch alone replace the Dishnetwork multiswitch?


Thanks,

Mike
 

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Mike2 and Swampfox - HOLD OFF UNTIL YOU READ THIS POST !!!


First off - if all you have is a Dish 300 pointed at 119, yes these Spaun Multiswitches will work. HOWEVER, if you have a Dish500, they won't - period. If you need HD from 61.5 or 148 (in addition to a Dish500) they won't.


Anytime you want E* multislots, you MUST use E* switches - period !!!
 

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Scooper,


Thanks for posting the info on Dish...I am only familiar with DirectTV.


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Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.
 

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The first batch of 100 already sold out.


I have a final batch of 130 coming in 1-2 weeks. The price is $140.00/each.


If you want one, send an email to me with the information I need (listed in original post) and I will put you on the list.


Kevin


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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.
 

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The next batch of switches are on the way to my house....they should be in early next week (Monday or Tuesday June 25th or 26th). The orders are rolling in so if you want one, make sure you get me an email.

Thanks

Kevin

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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.
 

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markrubin,


Why do you suggest ignoring the instructions to terminate the unused ports?


Any other setup tips? Any recommendation on a good diplexor to use with this switch?


Thanks,


Paul
 

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The Spaun instructions call for DC-blocked terminators on unused ports- I am sure these exist but hard to find- so I called Spaun -they told me to ignore instructions:that unused ports need not be terminated. My dealer, who has installed several, has confirmed this. I cannot recommend a good diplexer-have not had luck with them. I run separate RG-6 for cable thru Channel Plus DA-550BID distribution amps to cable input of HD-100's. The Channel Plus circuit breaker will trip if you terminate any unused output.
 

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I received my switch today. Thank Kevin, great service!

Being the curious sort, I wonder...


What is the purpose of the two "pots" for the variable attenuation for the satellite connections ? I have directv oval dish, what would the adjust do for me ?


The other question is regarding the voltage switch for the "horizontal" connections, Why are there two positions for 12 volts ?




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Glad you received and are happy.


The two Pots are to adjust the amplification of the signal coming from the dish. This would be good if you had long cable runs from your dish.


I have no idea why they have two 12V settings, but either way you don't use the 12V setting...you should have it set to 18V.




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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.
 

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Just to let everyone know....if you email me that you want a switch, just let me know that you saw this on the AVSforum. I am offering this price to those on the AVSforum, but am selling for a higher price elsewhere.

Those here get a better price that those that aren't.


Kevin




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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.
 

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Kevin,


Thank you!! Thank you!! I received my Multi-Switch yesterday. I hooked it up and it works flawlessly! My HDTV reception is perfect through it. Now, I cannot wait for the dual tuners to be activated. I couldn't be happier.


Thanks,

Chris
 

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The TiVo Dual Tuners....The DirectTiVo has the hardware for dual tuners and TiVo has announced that they are updating the software this summer to activate the Dual Tuners.


You will be able to watch one DirectTV channel while recording another, Record two shows at the same time, and watch a previously recorded show while two other live shows are recording.


To do this, you need two connections off of your DirectTV dish and that's where this multiswitch comes in allowing up to 8 connections to 1 DirectTV dish.


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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.
 

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..."Now, I cannot wait for the dual tuners to be activated. I couldn't be happier."


What dual tuners are you refering to???
 

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For those interested, here is a photo of one of the switches: http://tivo.tvheaven.com/tivo/spaun5801.html


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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.


To understand LNB's & Multiswitches, read this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Forum5/HTML/003608.html
 

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I AM SOLD OUT!!!s>c>f>


Well, actually, I have about 20 that are reserved and haven't been paid for yet, but no more to reserve.


If you still want one, you get get on the reserve list and if any of the reserved switch sales fall through, then those on the reserve list will get a switch in the order in which they get on the list.


THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL OF THE GREAT FEEDBACK!!


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TiVo has forever changed the way I view TV!


Check out my Tivo Upgrade page...Still under contruction but has photos and instructions of upgrade.
http://www.tivo.tvheaven.com


IF YOU NEED A MULTISWITCH, CHECK OUT MY POST HERE:
http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Foru...ML/000265.html

I GOT A GREAT PRICE ON A BULK OF SPAUN COMMERCIAL GRADE SWITCHES.


To understand LNB's & Multiswitches, read this post:

http://www.avsforum.com/ubbtivo/Forum5/HTML/003608.html
 
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