Discuss Urgent Question! at the SKY UK within the DigitalWorldz - Satellite, Cable, Console Forums; I'm doing a house rewire tomorrow and the owner wants a sky box in the lounge and one in the bedroom. Am I right in assuming that I can just install a normal splitter from ...
I'm doing a house rewire tomorrow and the owner wants a sky box in the lounge and one in the bedroom. Am I right in assuming that I can just install a normal splitter from the dish going to the two boxes, or do i have to install some sort of amp or filter???
i was aways was told you have to have 1 lnb per sky box. so i think you will need two lnb on your dish.
You will either need another dish or another lnb m8
oooooooooh shit! Tell me more. Can i get the lnb from maplins? Is it a twin one that i need? also what will happen if it was wired with just a splitter?????
I think digidude is your man to answer this or pinky
You have to have a twin lnb, basically two outputs from the one lnb.
You cannot use a splitter of any kind because one receiver would affect the other due to voltage on the co-ax wires. You would only ever be able to get half the channels on each box, and if you changed channels on one box it could stop the other from working.
So a twin lnb is the answer, or a quad, but you must get one to suit the dish because there are different types of lnb holder.
You need a dual LNB, you cannot use a splitter, as it will degrae the signal too much.
You will also need a sat sigan meter, when you replace the LNB, as you need to get the focal point correct, so you get the strongest signal
your best bet m8 is a quad LNB, run one cable from each TV point to the dish location (on a SE facing wall), it might be worth running 2 cables to each TV point and leave 1 from each position in the loft in case the people want to upgrade in the future.
but as pinky says, to avoid damaging any of the equipment, and to ensure smooth running of both boxes, you will need at least a twin LNB.
if you need any more info or on site help PM me and ill give you a text number
The best place to get a quad lnb cheap and short notice is to hang around your local Esso garage early in the morning. Where Sky havent got a local depot they use big locker type things outside the garages to deliver to the engineers all at once. They are normally open to offers of about £20 for a quad (£10 if they are skint).
If there is an existing dish it should just be a case of changing the lnb over if you are careful not to move the dish. You wont need to realign if you are careful.
Oh one other thing - dont scrimp on the cable - buy decent stuff - the digi signal doesnt like crap co-ax, especially over any distance and dont put any really tight bends on the run either - it can degrade the signal and cause blocking etc.. (on the picture)!!
Hope this helps
4th April 2005, 00:52 #10
lol @ gooner71, you sound like someone in the know
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