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Anonymous
June 23, 2005 6:00:18 AM

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I currently have a Dual LNB setup. I have 2 lines coming into my house
going into a multiswitch. 2 lines going into my Tivo, the other into
another room.
Can I add another multiswitch to the line that's in my other room to
make that 2 lines as well? Or can you not re-split a line that is coming
out of a splitter?
Just trying to get to lines into my other room without having to run a
boatload of add'l cable.

How is the multi switch diff't than a basic coaxial splitter?

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Anonymous
June 23, 2005 2:23:17 PM

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In news:SIoue.1360$Z.554@trndny05,
jlab13 <spam@spam.com> rambled:
>
> I currently have a Dual LNB setup. I have 2 lines coming into my house
> going into a multiswitch. 2 lines going into my Tivo, the other into
> another room.
> Can I add another multiswitch to the line that's in my other room to
> make that 2 lines as well? Or can you not re-split a line that is
> coming out of a splitter?
> Just trying to get to lines into my other room without having to run a
> boatload of add'l cable.
>
> How is the multi switch diff't than a basic coaxial splitter?

What I did was split each line coming into the house, so I had 2
"high-voltage" lines (~17V IIRC) and 2 "low-voltage" lines (~13V IIRC).
Then, I ran one high and one low to a 2x4 multiswitch. I then did the same
for another 2x4 when we expanded. I figured this would be better than a 2x8
or whatever because now, if one fails, we'll still have service on a couple
televisions. Whereas if we had one big multiswitch and it failed, we'd be
screwed.

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