I looked for a more proper group to post this in, but could not find a better group. I figured some folks here would know about Direct TV antennas.
Ok, first I know next to NOTHING about satellite tv and antennas, so please be patient. I live near Atlanta, Ga, and I use Direct TV and it works great. But, I have a fishing cottage on a lake about 30 minutes away, and I would like to take one of my receivers there and get Direct TV when I am there on some weekends.
I picked up a 21 inch by 18 inch dish at a garage sale. It came with an LNB, identified as:
Eagle DTVP3 Triple-Feed, Multi-Satellite LNB Built-in Multi-switch with 4 outputs
This unit has three mushroom looking pods on it (which point into the dish) and FOUR coax connection points.
(I only aim at one satellite, about 215 deg azimuth, and about 40 degrees elevation, if any of that makes a difference.)
I just need to feed one tv receiver at my very small lake cottage. Here are my questions:
1. Do I just run one RG6 cable, from any one of the 4 ports to the Direct TV receiver ? In other words, is that all there is to it?
2. How is this LNB powered ??? I would have thought it was powered by the coax-feed, from the receiver ???? Is that right ??
Thanks for any other tips in helping me get this to work. I want to go up there next weekend, and if I need anything else I would like to know now.
Thanks Again !!