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I currently have a HDDSR600 installed as part of the LTSS (free local channels) service ton several years ago. Up until recently I have been recording shows using a DVD/VHS recorder, but it was accidently dropped when we were rearranging furniture, and no longer works.

I contacted Shaw to ask if I could purchase a PVR, and not violate the terms of my LTSS agreement. I was told that, yes I could, but would have to get an installer to install a second line at my own cost.

I have contacted the local installer, and have been told it would cost at least $100 to install. This is over and above the cost of purchasing the PVR from them. I think this is a bit steep.

I am wanting to understand what it meant by installing a second line. When the house was built 9 years ago, they put in 4 sattelite lines from a box on the eave, into the house. So, to me, installing a second line would mean just connecting the satellite to one of the existing unused feeds. And then moving the existing Master Bedroom feed to the Living room, to make two line going into the Living room.

Am I understanding this correctly?
 

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So at some point in the house you have four separate lines coming in, and currently only two of those lines are connected to receivers and the other two "spare"? If so, then you have it right. You just need two wires to the 830, and one to the non-PVR receiver.

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Currently only one is connected to the receiver, as my current one is not a PVR. The other one was connected to the bedroom when I was using an antenna, but don't use it anymore. I would not be using the old receiver anymore, as I am only allowed one receiver as per the LTSS agreement.
 

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Not 100% clear what you're describing. Do you have four cables running from the actual satellite dish into your house? If so, you just need to attach two of them to your new 830 and you're good to go.
 

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... installing a second line would mean just connecting the satellite to one of the existing unused feeds. And then moving the existing Master Bedroom feed to the Living room, to make two line going into the Living room.

Am I understanding this correctly?
Sounds easy. I don't see that there would be any problem. The installer would likely re-use the existing RG6 cable just as you describe. :smile
 

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All you need is to connect a 2nd line to one of the 4 ports (3 spares) on the LNBF, then the other end of it needs to go to the 830. If there is no mad panic, just connect the 830 to the existing line feeding your old LTSS Receiver, it will work fine, albeit without being able to record one show while watching another, until you get the second line done.

Hope that makes sense.
 
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