I currently have one 630 receiver and the oval dish with dual LNBs. However, I would like to get one more receiver, and at the same time wire a total of 3 additional rooms for future receivers. I see Shaw suggests the DTV4x8 multiswitch for multiple receiver applications. It seems to be amplified.
I am confused by the number of inputs to the multi-switch. It has four inputs. My dish actually has four F connections, but only two have cables going to them, and the 630 only has inputs for two cables. Can somebody please explain 2 cables vs 4 cables -- what does each do, and would I need to run 4 RG6 cables from the dish to the multiswitch? Would I then be running one cable to the 630?
Second question is if I am over complicating this. Although I would like to run cables to 3 additional bedrooms, I only have plans (at this point) to put one additional receiver. Can simplify the system (eliminate need of multiswitch) if I only run signal to one additional room?