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I have a free dish my sister canned SD when her building went to cable and I can have her dish the LNB is identical to mine. only three years old.

I dont have a multiswitch so id need to spend $$$ for that.

is there any reason I cant just install the free dish as a second dish to get more outputs Im getting a 630 and with 3 reciever plus the 630 Id need 5 lines. the location is out of view so adding another dish wont cause an eyesore
 

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No reason at all, I have 2 SD ellipticals, 1 with a QUAD and the other is Dual Stacked, for testing any model of receiver.
Works great.
It may have a slight technical advantage signal wise, but a 4(5)x8 multiswitch is powered and has gain to compensate for insertion loss.
 

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Moose,

Does one have to use an Eagle Aspen 4X8 Multi-Switch from SD ($90) or grab a DIRECTV approved one off eBay ($20)?

Thanks for the info.;)
 

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SD and DTV both use 22KHz signaling, so you should be OK.

Eagle Aspen are Excellent switches though.
If you look around, you'll find many threads on it and many work well.

If the switch has 4 inputs for 2 sats, then that's a good sign.
 

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I bought one off EBay...

I can confirm it works. in anticipation of getting the 630, I bought a 5x8 Eagle Aspen multiswitch on EBay for around $25, installed it myself last week, and it works great. It even increased my signal by 1 - 1.5 dB.
 
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