Home  ViewCart

Dave's Web Shop

Satellite Switches and Hookup     List of Categories

  1. How do I hook two satellite receivers to the same TV?

  2. Do I need a special splitter?

  3. What is a multiswitch?

  4. Which switch should I use, a 22 KHz or a DiSEqC ?

  5. How do I hook up my new FTA receiver, I have a satellite receiver now.

  6. How do I hook up my new FTA receiver, I have a satellite receiver now.




  1. How do I hook two satellite receivers to the same TV?

    There is a host of different ways to do this. If your tv has audio/video inputs, you can hook one satellite receiver into those connections and the other satellite receiver into the coaxial antenna input.

    If you want to use audio/video inputs for both receivers, you can get a audio/video switch and hook the receivers to it. Then hook the switch to the TV.

    As as last resort, you can take the tv output from one satellite receiver and hook it to the tv input of the other. Then take the second receivers output and run it to the tv.

    Top


  2. Do I need a special splitter?

    YES ! You must use a splitter that only allows one port or path to pass the power to the LNB. If you use a normal or regular tv splitter, you will damage your receiver. You should also use a low loss splitter such as those we sell on the web site in our "Splitters" section.

    Top


  3. What is a multiswitch?

    A multiswitch is a device that allows one to use more than one satellite receiver on a dish. The dish must have a dual output LNB and each of those outputs must be connected to the multiswitch. Each receiver then connects to a port on the multiswitch and will have both polarities available to it from the satellite, whether linear or circular polarization.

    Top


  4. Which switch should I use, a 22 KHz or a DiSEqC ?

    It all depends on what you want to do really. If you are just hooking into a C and Ku band system, then I prefer the 22 KHz switch. These are relatively easy to use and program in your receiver.

    A DiSEqC switch in the two position model is functionally the same as the 22 KHz switch. If you are planning to use more than two LNBs, then you need a DiSEqC switch in the 4 port model.

    Top


  5. How do I hook up my new FTA receiver, I have a satellite receiver now.

    Take a look at this diagram. This is your basic building block for your connections. There are a lot of different ways to do it, but this is the simplest fashion.

    If you don't have both C and Ku band on you dish, you can eliminate the switch and one of the splitters.

    The receiver that is connected to the power passing port on the splitter must remain on to power the LNBs. Good thing I am better at other things than drawing, eh !

    Top


  6. How do I hook up my new FTA receiver, I have a satellite receiver now.

    Take a look at this diagram. This is your basic building block for your connections. There are a lot of different ways to do it, but this is the simplest fashion.

    If you don't have both C and Ku band on you dish, you can eliminate the switch and one of the splitters.

    The receiver that is connected to the power passing port on the splitter must remain on to power the LNBs. Good thing I am better at other things than drawing, eh !

    Top


Was this page helpful?    


Search our KnowledgeBase


Entire Search Site

Copyright Dave Fant Company of Arkansas, Inc