Use this multi-switch for a
DSS or FTA dish w/DUAL LNB
Non-powered - powered by satellite receiver, does NOT use external power supply.
Up to FOUR satellite receivers* can independently select different satellite channels.
Up to FOUR (4) receiver* connections from ONE (1) Standard DIRECTV or FTA dish (DUAL LNB required).
TiVo units require TWO connections to dish & would count a TWO receivers.
To minimize off-air analog signal ghosting or off-air digital signal degradation, the 75 ohm terminators should be used on all unused outputs. Any unused cable connected to the output should also be thus terminated at the connector plate. Save unused terminators for future applications.
NOT for the DIRECTV multi-satellite dish.
This switch is not for use with Dish 500 or DirecTV Plus dishes with two dual LNB's
Ideal solution for
DSS, TiVo and FTA Satellite TV receivers
All Multi-Switches described on this page accept inputs from 13/17V and 14/18V switching systems, and are compatible with all the mini-dish systems on the market today.
How does it work?
When your satellite dish receiver is on, it normally sends one of two DC voltages up the coax to the dish antenna. This DC voltage normally tells the LNB (the receiver electronics in the dish) which of two bands of signal bands to receive. With a Multi-switch installed and connected to a dual LNB (one for each of the two signal bands), the Multi-switch see the "request" from a satellite dish receiver, it then switches through one of the signals. Your receiver does not react any differently when connected to a Multi-switch and the picture quality or signal strength is not degraded
Local Channels, no problem!
The Multi-switch includes an input for regular VHF/UHF TV signals. This can be an antenna on the roof or a signal from a cable TV provider. Use a
Diplexer at the satellite dish receiver to split the two signals (antenna/cable or dish). The Diplexer will allow a single coax cable to carry all the signals for the Multi-switch. One Diplexer will be required at each satellite dish receiver where you want the ability to watch antenna or cable TV channels. All four outputs do not have to be used.