[QUOTE=don_;2024805]Hello all, I just joined the forum. Well let me get to my question…
I’m living in a house that was originally wired for regular cable TV. When the DirecTV people came, they installed the dish but left the original wiring. The cable in my room is running from a coaxial splitter in the room next to mine (cable from satellite dish - splitter - my satellite box).
I called DirecTV today because obviously this isn’t working, and a representative told me that I would need to purchase a multiswitch or a diplexer to have this setup work.
I have looked around a bit at both multiswitches and diplexers, but I am not sure if this will actually work, [B]because in the process I have read some things that say you need a separate cable from the satellite dish for each satellite box.[/B]
If anyone could give me some advice that would be great.[/QUOTE]
This is correct for independent watching TV.
However, most receivers allow Loop-through, where the second (SLAVE) receiver can only receive programs from the “band” the Master receiver is actually tuned to.