I am thinking of adding another 530 to the house. I currently have five 505 receivers and one 530 that I am running through an Eagle Aspen 5x8 multi-switch. I have one empty output which will allow me to replace a 505 with a 530. If I can convince *Choice to let me have 7 receivers (I know, who needs more than one!) I would keep the 505 for PIP but would need a bigger multiswitch.
My question is - is there a x12 or x16 model out there and how do I tell if it will work with *Choice Motorolas?
ARR is right. I tried in the past 4 All port power passing high freq. splitters from a Quad dish to 2 A.eagle 5X8 and it worked great. I know some installers would disagree with me but I am a big fan of the stacked system.2 APPP H.F. splitters, 2 SW58 and your in business. If you go that way, hook-up your 2 lines to sat A (0 khz) 13V for F1R and sat B(22khz) 13V for Anik F2. I have done it a lot for multiple dwelling unit and always works good when done properly.
It is a quad LNB from about 5 years ago with 4 lines coming straight to the multiswitch. I don't know if they have changed them since then. OKSAT, I am a little confused about how to get the four lines split into the two splitters. Would I get 4 of them and then split the 4lines between the LNB and each of the two 5x8s?
Yes, I know the policy but I have heard that as long as they are all linked to a residential phone line and satisfied that you are not a commercial venture, servicing your extended family or selling service to a small community or oil camp, that they may allow an extra receiver or two for large installations.
Good luck with that. I have personally dealt with a couple of customers that wanted more than 6 receivers and the policy is to have the customer set up a second account. There is no exceptions because they have no way to verify that you do have all 7 receivers at one location.
I guess I can send two component signals from one receiver to two TVs and use a second remote to control things. I just have to make sure that nobody wants to watch two TVs that are using the same receiver! It sounds simple enough but I am sure that the fight will be on soon enough.
Does anyone have a recommendation on the brand/model of 2GHz splitter I should use?
they are only a few bucks. They are non-powered, looking like cable splitters but rated to 2150mhz or up. Make sure they are power passing. I get them from my sat. suppliers but they do not sell to private customers. My local electrical supplies stores (E.B.Horsemen, Torbram, etc...) also carry them. 3-10 $ each.