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    Hi I'm living in this apartment that has directv and it only sends one connection to the room. I want to be able to use both tuners on my ultimate tv so is there a way to split one signal into two? I've seen 2x4 and 2x8 but thats about it.

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    Nope. You need two lines to feed a multiswitch. There is technology to combine the signal from two lines to one and back to two (stacking) but it's expensive and I am assuming you don't have access to the dish.

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    if the signal is already split into 4...can i get 2 of those and run it into another switch?

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    It depends. If it is a regular 4 way multiswitch that connects to a round dish, then yes. If it is a multi-sat dish, then the answer is probably no, but I am not sure.

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    Originally posted by moneyshotz
    if the signal is already split into 4...can i get 2 of those and run it into another switch?
    Yes, but the outputs will be 101 only.

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    Originally posted by David Bought
    Yes, but the outputs will be 101 only.

    Google keywords: how multiswitch works
    So you're saying a 2x or 3x multiswitch cascaded off of a 4x or 5x multiswitch will pass along the 101 sat properly and not cause any issues back on the multi-sat switch?

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    Originally posted by fixn278
    So you're saying a 2x or 3x multiswitch cascaded off of a 4x or 5x multiswitch will pass along the 101 sat properly and not cause any issues back on the multi-sat switch?
    pretty much. the only real issue is if you are cascading multiswitches, and none are passing power through. i have done the exact thing that is suggested - IE: 4x4, with 2 outputs going into a 2x8. the 2x8 is 101 only. if you have a 4x4, and you want all the sats, then the only thing you can really do is replace the switch with a bigger one. there are some fancy ways you can use high frequency splitters and such, but that is more complex.
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    is it possible to combine a basic cable signal and a satellite signal with a diplexor and then split the two signals somehow when it gets into a house/apartment?

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    Originally posted by moneyshotz
    is it possible to combine a basic cable signal and a satellite signal with a diplexor and then split the two signals somehow when it gets into a house/apartment?

    Thats exactly what i did at my mothers house.

    using 2 diplexers
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    If it's an analog cable signal then yes.

    A 3x8 multiswitch has an antenna input that will allow you to distribute the analog signal to each of the outputs and split the signals with diplexers.

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    Originally posted by tytyty
    Thats exactly what i did at my mothers house.

    using 2 diplexers
    Yes, it must have be miserable for you to live in her basement without TV.

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    Originally posted by David Bought
    Yes, it must have be miserable for you to live in her basement without TV.

    30 years ago, if we had basements I would have.

    Thank you for your input
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