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A DP34 switch will also give four outputs. It requires the lnb(s) to be DP compliant however. You can use DP singles, DP duals, a DP twin or DP quad. You only need one line for 82 and one line for 91 coming into the house if you mount the switch indoors.

This switch does not require a power adaptor like the SW44. I have bought these switches off ebay for $25 and less (shipping included) from local sellers which makes them cheaper than SW44 switches which typically sell for $50.

This switch actually allows three inputs from three different orbital locations. This will be important if Bell gets a new orbital location in the next few years but currently all DP and DPP lnb's and switches are not sold by bell.
 

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One disadvantage of the DP technology is that legacy receivers without the DP logo on the back of there receiver will require a Legacy adaptor.

 

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Will a SW34 solve my problem?

Just trying to find out if a SW34 is the solution for me before I go out and buy a switch I don't need.

Here is my setup situation:

Receiver 1 - 6100 (HD)
Receiver 2 - 5800 (PVR)
Receiver 3 - 3100

I only have one dish mounted to the roof with a SW21 (to get both 82 & 91).

What I want to do is somehow connect all 3 receivers using the 1 satellite dish only. Can I accomplish this with a single SW34? Will I still need my SW21?

Thanks.
 

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The DP34 (the posts above yours in this thread) is not what you want, unless you plan on making lots of changes.

You can use a SW34 to multiplix the feed from 91 to 4 devices (or in your case the 5800, the 3100 and the SW21). You also want the feed from 82 to go into the SW21, then the output of the SW21 goes to your 6100.

You could replace all that with an SW44, but you don't really need to, unless you plan on get more HD stuff down the road.
 

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Would it be possible to get 82 and 91 on all 3 receivers using the SW34 only? If not what else would I need to purchase? I'm trying to avoid the SW44 because it will be very difficult for me to power that switch outside of the house.
 

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Will the dp34 switch work with a 2700 bell expressvu receiver?
And where can I find dp compliant LNB's?

Spent a lot of time on this already

the 2700 wont detect the dp34 switch

and the new receiver detects the dp34 switch but when you go back to channels after doing a check switch, signal cuts and says to do a check switch because there is a problem.

Thanks for the help.
 

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Will the dp34 switch work with a 2700 bell expressvu receiver?
IIRC, legacy receivers like 2700s are supposed to work with DishPro and DishProPlus hardware if there is a non-legacy receiver (i.e. receiver that has either a "DP" or "DPP" logo at the back) in the loop, so to speak.

And where can I find dp compliant LNB's?
If by "compliant LNBs" you mean DP or DPP LNBs, try ebay.

the 2700 wont detect the dp34 switch
Because it's legacy, I'm not sure the 2700 will actually show that it is detecting DP or DPP switches, but, as stated above, I believe legacy equipment is supposed to work with DP/DPP LNBs and switches if you have at least one non-legacy receiver in the loop. It may be that your 2700 is actually working, even though it does not show that it is detecting the DP/DPP switch.

and the new receiver detects the dp34 switch but when you go back to channels after doing a check switch, signal cuts and says to do a check switch because there is a problem.
Can't help you with this
 

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sorroy,

Check the back of the 2700 receiver where the satellite in is. If it does not say DP then it is not DP compliant without a DP adaptor as shown in Post #4.
 

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IIRC, legacy receivers like 2700s are supposed to work with DishPro and DishProPlus hardware if there is a non-legacy receiver (i.e. receiver that has either a "DP" or "DPP" logo at the back) in the loop, so to speak.
That is incorrect. Older, non compliant receivers need DP adaptors with DP equipment. DPP equipment will work with older receivers only if a DP compliant receiver is also hooked up.
 

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A DP34 works with a DPP Twin right?


Although I believe you lose the ability to use Legacy receivers without a adapter and the the dp plus seperators for dual tunners will no longer work correct?

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Hey,

The DP34 does not work with the DPP LNB's. (As fas as I know)

I use DP Twin lnb's with my dp 34's.

I did not see it mentioned, but you can cascade 3 dp 34's in a row to hook up to 12 single tuner or 6 dual tuner receivers. Or so you can wire every room in your house for dual tuners and just move the receiver around.
 

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Connection to a DP34 switch:
– To provide sufficient power to
the DP Plus Twin and the DP34,
choose of the following:
�� A minimum of two constantly
powered receivers must be
connected to the DP34.
�� A DP Plus 44 Switch Power
Inserter must be used on any
DP34 port.
– Connect receivers per the DP34
Switch Installation Guide
So I could use it but a dpp44 power invertor is needed.

Only questions now is are the features (abiliy to run one line to a dpp seperater for a dual tunner and ability to run legacy receivers) still enabled?
 

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if you are wanting to run legacy receivers off of dp equipment you need a dp to legacy adapter. I just bought one off ebay.

I am not to familiar with the dpp44 switch. You can use dpp lnb's with it.

I have not had any problems with dp lnb's and switch's on bell yet.
 

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if you are wanting to run legacy receivers off of dp equipment you need a dp to legacy adapter. I just bought one off ebay.

I am not to familiar with the dpp44 switch. You can use dpp lnb's with it.

I have not had any problems with dp lnb's and switch's on bell yet.
I know all this, and you use any dp or dpp lnb with a dpp44. My question is about using a DPP twin lnb with a dp34 and that setup only.

I was looking for a response from Q
 

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Yes a DPP twin will work with a DP34. I used this setup for a short time though just testing purposes. One 3100 was powering the DP34 and DPP twin just fine.

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So your saying the dpp44 power invertor is not needed.

Do you know if a dpp seperator can be used, and are legacy compatable without the adapter.
 
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