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    Good satellite forums?

    Just got satellite now I'm looking for a good forum to lurk in...any ideas?

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    What would you like to know?

    Firmware mods? hex codes? remote key updates? cam mods?

    Which sat are you interested in? I cant help you if you have an american system sorry

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    It's an american system..but you may be able to help me. I have three receivers. One is downstairs and two are upstairs. How can I run the cable from wall outlet to 2 receivers? From what I understand I'll need a multi-switch running from the LNB?

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    Well you can use an LNB priority switch. It just basically switches between receiver A or B. If receiver A is high priority then the LNB is routed to it regardless if B is on or off. B only get the LNB if A is off. Not exactly a good setup.

    But it depend what you really want to do. A single LNB can only be controlled by a single receiver and so all the receiver in your house cannot be operated independently.

    You can install 3 LNBs on a single dish and 3 separate wires feeding each receiver. This way each receiver have its own LNB to control.

    Or just use a quad LNB unit together with a switch.

    Check out the switches
    http://www.brymar.co.uk/acatalog/Sat...oloutions.html

    Im assuming you have a fixed dish. KU band over there? or C?

    You may also wanna check this out
    http://www.lyngsat.com/

    What channel package do you want to see?

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    I have directv...is there no 'switch' that I can plug into the coax cable coming out of my wall to control two receivers independently?

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    You just need a dual LNB for 2, or a multi-receiver splitter to use as many as you want. The splitter sets the LNBs as one vertical and one horizontal so that you can receive all the channels on the sat at the same time. DTV... ah the good old days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity
    You just need a dual LNB for 2, or a multi-receiver splitter to use as many as you want. The splitter sets the LNBs as one vertical and one horizontal so that you can receive all the channels on the sat at the same time. DTV... ah the good old days.
    I was under the impression that a splitter wouldn't work. If it does, can you point to one? Ideally something to split the coax coming out of my wall would be best. I rent and my landlord would **** if I had another hole drilled for another line.

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    Here's a 4-way. You must have 2 lines going from the dish to the 4-way, otherwise you would confuse it and only get half the transponders. Something like this will send the proper output voltage to control the LNBs and automatically switches the receiver to whichever one it wants. You can't use a splitter anywhere else though, just at that point.

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    Thanks for the help guys. I was just hoping that there was something that would keep me from drilling more holes in the walls. I know there used to be a remote that could control one box in another room while watching in a different room? Anyone know what it's called?

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    Wireless video sender (with IR extender). Most suck because they use 2.4GHz and get interference from, well everything. phones, microwave, wifi, bluetooth, humans, pets, etc. Wired would be best. For the remote there's IR extenders or RF remotes.

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