NICE AND EASY: Cascade DISH multiswitches?

The venerable DPP44 multiswitch has been a mainstay of DISH installations for almost ten years now. It’s simple, flexible, and reliable. It’s not only the easiest way to use DISH’s non-Hopper receivers, it’s pretty much the only way unless you’re still only using one receiver.

What most folks don’t know is that it’s possible to cascade a total of three DPP44’s to use up to 12 receivers quite easily. Run short cables (we recommend they be no shorter than 18″) from the ports labeled “to additional switch” on the side of the multiswitch, and right into another receiver. It’s easy to pile three multiswitches together, and if you need more than that, you’ll need to use splitters and possibly an amplifier to get the signal to another set of multiswitches.

This is a perfect way to use 211, 722, or other older receivers in your home or business and it’s also a time-tested solution that makes expansion easy.