I have a question and i'd be grateful for any assistance.
I have a situation where a DIRECTV dis is installed outside. There is only 1 RG6 coax connected to it. It comes down the tower into a conduit that then enters the house.
The conduit is only large enough for 1 RG6 cable. I can not get more than one run in it. There is no other way at this time to run a 2nd line from the dish to inside the house.
Where the one run enters the house, I split the cable using a 5 - 2350Mhz (i think that's it) 2 way Splitter.
I then ran an rg6 about 70 feet to a bedroom and i ran a 2nd RG6 about 30 feet to the living room.
I have all high quality compression Dish Network approved fittings (Even though my system is Directv).
Anyhow, in the bedroom is an older Hughes receiver. In the living room is a newer RCA receiver.
My problem is... when both systems are turned on (or just plugged in to the wall outlet)... MOST channels go to "Searching for signal", on both receivers.
If i unplug one receiver... the other is perfect. If i unplug the other, than the first is perfect.
In other words, i'm only able to use 1 receiver at a time.
Does anyone know of a way to boost the signal enough on that 1 run, so that i can use 2 receivers?
I do understand that it's not realy made for it to work this way and that i really should pull a 2nd run from the dish to that second receiver, but again, logistically, it's just not possible at this time. So again, i'm hoping there is some way to boost the signal.
Strangely enough... not ALL channels are missing on both receivers when both receivers are plugged in and working. But most are, enough that it's really not working for me.
If it matters... the 2nd receiver (the one in the bedroom) will only be used a few hrs a night, a few weekends a year when i go to my mothers to visit (i bring my own receiver).
So, it's not then end of the world if i can't get this, but it would be nice for those times when i visit... to be able to watch some tv before bed.
And... unfortunately for me... she's a night owl and i really can't ask her to unplug her receiver just so i can watch mine. LOL
So again... does anyone know of an amplifier, filter, signal booster, something, anything... that would resolve this issue?
If i were to get an identical RCA receiver like hers and get it subscribed in place of my older Hughes.... would that make a difference?
I sure appreciate your time in reading all of this and any help that you can provide.