5 x 8 multiswitch versus 4 x 8
I am need to install a switch into my SD configuration (replacing a 505 with a 630) and need to choose between a 4 x 8 or 5 x 8 switch.
My setup will be:
xKu LNB (4 feeds into house)
2 x 630
1 x 505
Due to my Shaw telephone setup, I have a free Shaw basic cable feed (analog) for local news and weather. (which I currently don't use)
My question....the 5 x 8 switch has the 5th input for cable, but how is this hooked up downstream from the switch in able for me to watch the cable channels ? Does it simply act as a splitter for the cable signals which I can then pull from the 3 empty outputs of the 5 x 8? or is it somehow magically stacked on top of the satellite signal's outputs ? (i know, a stretch)
Thanks in advance.