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Beaudry

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OK, I'm getting the free installation for the dish and 1 receiver. Is there anything special I need to know about installing the 2nd receiver?

I plan on having a 2nd TV in my bedroom, but I'm going move it to the living room on Sundays. Is this going to be a problem?

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As long as you have a dual lnb on your dish, the second receiver wont be any trouble.

It'll just cost you the extra $5 for whatever it is now to mirror the programming onto the 2nd receiver.

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Don't take this as gospel, but I think your dish has to be able to accomodate a second reciever connection. I'm pretty sure you can't "T" the satellite connection due to the different programming cards in the seperate recievers. My dish has the abilty for two cable connections and I have two recievers, but I also had to run two seperate cables from the satellite dish into the house. As long as your Bedroom tv has a long enough cable, it should not be problem in moving it.

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There are two ways to do it. If your dish is capable of multiple signals, it's the best, because you simply run two lines off the satellite, one to each receiver. If your satelitte is not capable of accepting multiple signals, you have to get a receiver with RF (radio frequency) remotes, and you put that receiver between your satellite and cable box junction. Then, you CAN split off the signal, but, you will have the same program on every television you've split.

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I have Direct TV with a dual LNB and two receivers. You will have to have 2 cables coming off the LNB to your receivers. You could split the cable at the one receiver. You MUST have a phone Line connected to both receivers and

pass the diagnostic tests on both receivers before they will authorize the NFL ticket or any other sports ticket or PPV.

There are modems in the receivers which enable Direct TV to

communicate with the receivers..

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Thanks stratoman, that reminds me of my other question.

I've heard that you must have the phone line connected, but other people tell me that bunk.

Can you get Sunday Ticket with one of those "stealing" chips/cards? Do I have to have to the phone line connected 24/7?

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Shony, you have to have the line connected, but, it very rarely gets used. Any time you have a Pay-per-view event of any sort, it gets used. And, it sends a signal to the card every day or so for about two seconds. You can live without the phone connected, but, you'll find the card gets deactivated in months if you do that. Then you have to call them, have them send you a new one, and it's a hastle. It's not worth not connecting it. If you are not connecting where you naturally have a phone jack, just get a wireless phone connection and plug it in behind the television and you are all set.

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I know that last year when I orderd the NFL ticket they did a check on their end to make sure I had a phone line connected. This year when I ordered it they said the phone

wasn't connected. It turned out to be a jack on the splitter I was using so I could run more than one line into the phone jack.

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Anyone using a diplexor?

It combines the DirecTV and cable signals from outside into one line, then another diplexor on the inside splits them up again. It looks like a splitter, but it's not.

It's a really cool device I had never heard of until about a week ago. I haven't noticed any signal loss yet, and my roadrunner is fast as ever.

-Burl

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My experience with the phone line issue has been that I get away with leaving it disconnected most of the time as I don't have a phone jack handy anywhere near my living room TV. Over time (usually a couple of weeks or so) the system eventually takes away my ability to order pay per view, Sunday Ticket etc. with my remote. When I want to order something I just run a phone line upstairs into my bedroom and let it stay connected for a day or two and I'm back in business. Then the whole thing starts all over again. I've never had a problem with the card in the converter box being deactivated or anything.

However Art I must say your solution sounds a lot easier. I should have thought of it a long time ago. I think a trip to the local Radio Shack is in order.

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