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    i got sky + HD but because i live in a high rise, i have only got one feed coming through..just want to know best options for me to get a second feed in order to use the sky+ facilities? thanks!


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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    Quote Originally Posted by donshaggy View Post
    hi

    i got sky + HD but because i live in a high rise, i have only got one feed coming through..just want to know best options for me to get a second feed in order to use the sky+ facilities? thanks!
    The only way I know off is to run another feed from the dish mate ? (lnb even, but same place lol)
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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    Hi

    On your Sky remote, press services to see the options menu.

    Select settings-the picture menu is displayed
    Press 0(zero), 1 then select to access the hidden engineers menu

    scroll down to singal feed mode change from off to on

    then you should be able to record (one channel only not two)

    hope this may help

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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    depending on how your block is wired, you could use something called a 'johansen stacker de-stacker' this is a box that connects to 2 lnb feeds, and a single cable at the top, and another box that connects to the bottom of the single cable, with 2 lnb feeds coming out of it

    you MUST have good quality cable, and no longer than ~35M long

    theyre about 85 but they do work for situations like this where a 2nd cable CANNOT be run


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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    Still with single feed you will get "No sat signal" most mornings.To sort this a bit turn off auto standby and also with single feed you shouldnt use anytime as it downloads the content via input 2 overnight.Having said this you can use anytime.But not much content will be added.If you live in a highrise i would think it be a communial dish.So you will need a seperate feed run from the nearest switch if there is any space.Also you cannot set to record different channels when you say go on holiday unless they are all on the same channel.If you set reminders on different channels you will get failed and "no sat signal"

    I know i went on a bit but just running you through a few probs and solutions.Believe me,i know.lol

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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    Quote Originally Posted by bob114 View Post
    Hi

    On your Sky remote, press services to see the options menu.

    Select settings-the picture menu is displayed
    Press 0(zero), 1 then select to access the hidden engineers menu

    scroll down to singal feed mode change from off to on

    then you should be able to record (one channel only not two)

    hope this may help
    cheers mate will give that a go tonight...i still think you cant record one programme and watch the other at the same time though...but will give it a go.
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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    Quote Originally Posted by dOOds View Post
    Still with single feed you will get "No sat signal" most mornings.To sort this a bit turn off auto standby and also with single feed you shouldnt use anytime as it downloads the content via input 2 overnight.Having said this you can use anytime.But not much content will be added.If you live in a highrise i would think it be a communial dish.So you will need a seperate feed run from the nearest switch if there is any space.Also you cannot set to record different channels when you say go on holiday unless they are all on the same channel.If you set reminders on different channels you will get failed and "no sat signal"

    I know i went on a bit but just running you through a few probs and solutions.Believe me,i know.lol

    dOOds
    that explains a lot, cuz i wondered why i woke up most mornings with no sat signal and its a pain when you have the box in the lounge and you connected through sky-eye in the bedroom...then u just got to go to the lounge to reset the box...i do however enjoy anytime though...if i do what you said, will i loose anytime completely or still get some of the programmes?
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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    Quote Originally Posted by digidude View Post
    depending on how your block is wired, you could use something called a 'johansen stacker de-stacker' this is a box that connects to 2 lnb feeds, and a single cable at the top, and another box that connects to the bottom of the single cable, with 2 lnb feeds coming out of it

    you MUST have good quality cable, and no longer than ~35M long

    theyre about 85 but they do work for situations like this where a 2nd cable CANNOT be run
    its a high-rise and i live on the 11th floor(the last block) i checked the signal quality of it yesterday and it was pretty much full..i also tried with a splitter yesterday, like 1 input and two outputs on the single feed and i dont think i had any joy, the box did work though except that when i checked the signal for input 2, there was nothing there...if i could get some guarantees that the stacker de-stacker is going to work i will defo get it..but i dont want to be wasting my money if doesnt work...
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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    hi
    from donshaggy's post

    cheers mate will give that a go tonight...i still think you cant record one programme and watch the other at the same time though...but will give it a go.

    the box will only record channel the reciver is on as there will be no feed to the other tunner (only one cable not two connected)

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    Re: Sky+ single feed!

    With one feed you cannot record one channel and watch another.Switching off auto standby will aleviate alot of "No sat signals" in the mornings.Basically with one feed the box gets confused and tries to do other things through input 2 which isnt there.You then turn back to original channel and "No sat signal" there aswell.Reboot.Stacker de stacker might not work to well off communial system.Off communial system they use quatro lnbs not quads.The be all and end all is,turn off auto standby,turn of mini tv.you can use anytime with one feed but it will cause an awful lot of no sat signals in the morning because it downloads the anytime content at night.Hope this helpas guys.

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