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Old 2012-03-29, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default DPP 33 switch setup help

Hi guys i have a pretty simple setup but have a question before I buy a DPP 33 switch.

My current setup
I have 2 BELL model 6131 receivers......looking at sats 91 & 82
I have a DPP PLUS TWIN LNBF
2 wires from the LNB go into my house. 1 of those wires go directly to receiver #1 and the other wire goes to receiver #2

What I want to do
Add a third model 6131 receiver

My research tells me that a DPP 33 switch will do.
I understand that 3 wires will need to exit the DPP 33 switch and go to each of the 3 receivers but I am confused on what needs to go INTO the switch. For all 3 receivers to work I would think that only 1 wire from the LNBF needs to be connected to the LNB in port the DPP33 switch since sats 82 & 91 are already combined by the LNBF?

Thanks in advance
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Old 2012-03-29, 01:22 PM   #2
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When you connect a switch you need BOTH lines, as the switch disables the internal switch in the LNBF. Each line becomes dedicated to one Sat.

I would strongly suggest a DPP44 as my experience with the DPP33 on Bell systems has been dreadful. I know retailers that actually swapped out all the DPP33's with 44's after customer complaints.

Have a look at the DPP44 Thread for more info but basically, BOTH lines from the LNBF, into the DPP44, then each output to a receiver. If you get a Dual Tuner Receiver you just add a DPP Separator behind the receiver to feed both Tuners.
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Old 2012-03-29, 01:26 PM   #3
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Thanks Pinza it all makes sense now. This darn dpp44 costs around $200 in Canada! but I guess that's the only hassle free choice ha.
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Old 2012-03-29, 07:02 PM   #4
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You should find one for around half of that amount.
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