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Satellite MultiswitchSatellite multiswitch combines two or more signals on one coax cable. If you want to connect two or more satellite receivers you will need a multiswitch.
Can I use an ordinary video splitter to distribute my DSS /Directv / RCA / Satellite Dish to two or more receivers?
No, a splitter will not allow you to share the Satellite signal between two or more satellite receivers. Hooking up multiple Satellite receivers requires the use of a satellite multiswitch
How to connect multiple satellite receivers
A LNB (Low-noise Amplifier with Block-down Convertor) splits all odd channels on one polarity and all even channels on the other polarity. The satellite receiver selects polarity by providing different voltage levels to the LNB. If you want to connect more than one satellite receivers to a dish, first of all you need a dual LNB. To send the signals so that each receiver can select a channel you need a multiswitch. This device connects to a dual LNB and provides voltages that puts one LNB on the horizontal polarity and the other on the vertical polarity.
- first of all you need a dual LNB
- connect the dual LNB to a Multiswitch input
- if you have an Antenna or Cable connect it to Multiswitch input
- connect the satellite multiswitch outputs to each receiver.
- use a diplexer at each receiver to split the the DSS and VHF/UHF signals
A Satellite multiswitch usually has 4 or more outputs. Satellite receivers connected to the multiswitch are switched to the horizontal or vertical polarity, depending on the control voltage that the receiver puts out.
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