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post #31 of 352 (permalink) Old 2008-11-01, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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BC BEAN,

The DPP twin by itself carries both satellites however as indicated in the very first post "Just like the DP34 it only requires two lines into the switch to get 82 and 91"

Once a twin or quad is hooked up to any switch it deactivates the lnb's internal switch.
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post #32 of 352 (permalink) Old 2008-11-01, 06:49 PM
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The compatible LNBF's are listed in post number one, but it sounds like you need another one at least, or get a DPP twin.

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post #33 of 352 (permalink) Old 2008-11-01, 06:53 PM
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so are you saying that I cannot use the DPP44 to run 2 receivers off my one dish?
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post #34 of 352 (permalink) Old 2008-11-01, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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not at all. I am saying you need to run TWO wires. One for 91 and one for 82. If you have only two receivers you don't even need the DPP44 switch but you would still have to run a wire to each one.
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I hope I don't sound too stupid, but I am new at this, so I would sure appreciate your help. Could you please look at the equipment and hookup I have described above and tell me what I need and where everything is connected. I thought the point of the DPP technology was to run a single wire that carries 2 sat signals.

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I have read what you wrote and I have already told you what is wrong. DP and DPP lnbs do carry two satellites on one line HOWEVER if you hook up a switch then it disconnects the internal switch of the lnb and you need to run two wires into the switch.
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If I put the DPP separator before the DPP44, would that work?
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Absolutely NOT!!
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So I guess I'm pretty much hooped, eh!
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post #40 of 352 (permalink) Old 2008-11-01, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Don't use the switch and your setup will work for one receiver.
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post #41 of 352 (permalink) Old 2008-11-02, 02:36 PM
 
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Thanks!!

Thanks to Pinza and others on this forum for the help with the DPP lnb and DPP sw44.

I've installed everything and after doing the check switch tests its all working great.

Don't have to run extra wires ever again!!! Plus my equipment area in the utility room looks alot cleaner as I don't have 2 sw44's anymore

I'm just suprised Bell isn't offering DPP equipment as an installation option.
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Anyone using a DPP44 with a 6100 successfully?

I tried to add a 6100 to my setup (DP Twin feeding a DPP44) and it completes check switch ok but shows a weird matrix. (Can't remember exactly- but all odds and evens are there for 91 and 82).

All 91 channels work great but 82 channels show loss of signal. Other receivers tested on the same RG6 work perfectly. And I set a dish up on a tripod with legacy lnbs and an SW-21 and the 6100 worked fine.

So, can I assume the 6100 doesn't like the DPP44?
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There should be no reason it will not work with DPP equipment at all.

I have done several custom installations with 6100's on DPP.
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I agree it should work with no problems.

Try another output from switch.
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Ok, I tried it on another port with a shorter run and it works fine. I guess the 6100 doesn't have the same output voltage as the newer receivers which all worked fine on the longer run.

Thanks for the tip.
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