Yes you absolutely can use a DPP Twin or Quad LNB with a Bell 9400, a single wire and a DPP Separator. I know because I have had that setup since Day 1
The back of the 9400 has two spots for a connection. If you occupy both RF-connectors inputs then you would not have an output to another TV other then the one HDMI.The 9400 requires 2 satellite inputs for both tuners to work. With only one cable from your sw21 you are only going to get one tuner working.
Correct; but the issue I have been having is the recording function using timers.You can't use an input as an output. This is not a 9242. If you wanted to connect this to a second TV you'd need something like an HDMI splitter, however, the same signal would go to both TVs. Also RF-coax on the 9242 is only SD. Not many people are interested in watching anything SD these days.
I understand what you're saying; but the user manual has one Coax from the Dish and the Second coax goes to the Second TV. This issue is how do you tell the receive what Turner is 1 and 2 where there is no Dual mode button.so it has come to the conclusion you can not "properly" use your 9400 with one coax input, you WILL need to connect Both, for the record to function. There is no way to "override" this wihtin the software. Basically the receiver is dual tuner but your only using one, so when it tries to record, it tries to use the "other" tuner which nothing is connected to, and there is really NO WAY to circumvent this, other than to feed a proper working signal to that input. Sorry but this looks like there is no solution for you at this time
Hey 17671Hi Hamish. I think you might be confused, but the picture above would ONLY apply to the 9242 receiver, NOT the 9400 receiver. I can confirm because I personally have both a 9242 as well as a 9400 receiver in my possession but no longer use/require. I did EXACTLY as pictured above with my 9242 unit and I would get a standard definition picture on my TV2 and would be able to control the second tuner with a UHF remote
The 9400 receiver does NOT have such capability, both coax ports on the back are SAT INPUT ports only
That's right.The 9400 is indeed a dual tuner unit. This allows you to record two programmes at the same time, as well as watching something that's already recorded onto the hard drive. This has nothing to do with (two) external TV capabilities. Of course in order to record on both tuners, you need to have the proper connections to the back of the 9400. I'm not with Bell Sat, so i try to refrain from discussing installation details, but I believe you either need a DPP setup with separator, or two lines. Others are more knowledgeable about Bell Sat than I.