Additional Receiver. Hopefully, I don't blow something up... Please see the JPG.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/246618913/246621071VEvXzs
For some reason, I have not made my question clear or there really are 5 different answers.
In the JPG, it is #5 I want to add. I'm going to buy the receiver and splitter over the weekend to find out once and for all. Hopefully, I don't blow something up...
questions: Will TV 5 be able to watch it's own programming? Will I damage my sat receiver? Has anyone hooked this up with lasting success? I know a few have said yes, but I want to be sure that TV5 can view it's own programming.
Thanks for all the feedback ! Rich
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NO, do NOT use a splitter to hook up another receiver to your system. You need a 2x8 or 3x8 Multiswitch . You can just do a search for "multiswitch" on ebay or contact one of the many directv sellers around town. They will have one for sale.
A standard tv splitter will burn out 1 or all of the receivers, there is 13v and 18v present on the coax
If you already have 4 units right now odds are you already have a 2x4 or 3x4 multiswitch and youd basically replace that and install the new one in its place. It will then have 4 extra conenctions so that you can hook up to another 4 receivers for a grand total of 8 boxes!!!

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Rich wrote:

You CANNOT split the feed from the dish (without using a multiswitch). You CAN split the output of the IRD.
The output of the IRD (dish receiver) is only one channel, so everybody downstream will be watching the same thing.
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