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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 2008-10-15, 01:02 PM
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Thanks for the explanation, it was very informative. The LNB that i have is the one you described as "the dual lnbf was an option and it looked like a cylinder with 2 coax connectors on the back". So it looks like i will be able to use my multi switch.

One other question regarding the multi switch. The switch i have i believe has 2 inputs to give me 4 outputs. If i hook this up, will it lower my signal strength or will it stay the same for all the receivers?

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 2008-10-16, 12:45 PM
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It will drop the signal strength a little, but what counts is signal quality, and with a properly aimed dish, you will not notice anything in use.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 2008-10-17, 03:49 PM
 
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some multiswitches are powered by the receivers connected to them and there is usually a small loss in signal strength going through them, nothing to worry about unless your signal is already low. if the switch has a separate power supply, there may be an amplifier built into the switch to compensate for the signal loss.
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