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Help with Directv (DVR?)

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by heavyg, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    I currently have directv with DVR. When they installed my system in our "den" they ran an extra line into that room for the DVR to work properly. We decided to move our TV and things into the actual living room. I had Cable ran through out the house when it was built. However now I only have the one line going to my DVR. So that means if I want to record something it has to be on the channel I am recording. Sorry for all that but I had to say all of it to get to my question.

    Can I bypass running a new line into this room by using a splitter on the one line that is already there?

    Thanks in advance

    glen
  2. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    No .... At least not a normal cable TV splitter...


    I'm not for sure if they have started making Satellite signal splitters lately but if so I would like to know where to pick one up......
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    You need two lines from your LNB on the dish. I tried splitting and the signal is not strong enough. You could try using a booster- but really its better to run two lines despite the extra work.
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    As the others have said... no

    DirecTV will usuually come in and run a new line for about $50.

    What you CAN do is get something like this and run your second line in the other room through it...

    Use your existing line in the living room into your DVR and then use this interface for the other line...
  5. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I've tried those video transmitters in the past with spotty results... but maybe they're making them stronger now... they certainly are more expensive than the ones I bought years ago!
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    You are right... they used to be spotty...

    The mistake alot of people made was buying one on the same frequency as their wireless phone. This one runs on 5.8 GHz so if the phone is on 2.4GHz it should work well...

    Just like all technology, they improve with time...
  7. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    Well I called them to ask how much they would charge. They said since I was a long time customer (since about 95) they would come out for free....They did ask that I sign up for a year of service.....NO big deal. Don't plan on changing.
  8. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    i need one upstairs and I've been a customer that long too...:laugh1:


    they'll get a call shortly:D

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