[mythtv-users] splitting directv signal?

Lee MythTV at varga.co.uk
Sat Apr 30 22:14:15 UTC 2005

I'm in the UK, I don't know about DirecTV, but it's satelite and you 
can't spilt the cable from a dish (or LNB to be more accurate)...
Well you can, but it won't work as the signal won't be strong enough to 
drive the receivers.
Your only real solution is to fit a new LNB (the pickup that the disk 
focus's onto) that has multiple outputs (the most common ones in the UK 
have four outputs) and then run an extra cable from the new output to 
the second receiver.

Probably not what you wanted to hear, sorry.

> Hi,
> Is it possible to split the coax satellite input to 2 different 
> receiver boxes? I want to hookup 2 directv boxes to 2 separate tuners 
> cards on the mythtv box, but I only have 1 satellite cable.
> How can the signal be split? Does it needs a special splitter?
> Thanks
> Ricardo

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