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  Reply # 715215 10-Nov-2012 16:48 Send private message

brakelateandturn: SWEET! I'll grab a few connectors later today.

One more question. My Sky dish has about 3 or 4 wires coming off of it. Can I fit some type of adapter/splitter to merge 4 into 1 with the 1 being attached to my UHF aerial and the 4 going into the house? Will it work or will it effect picture quality?


Yes. There are 4-way splitters commonly available (they'll be on the shelf next to the F-BellingLee adapters) - not sure if they're outdoor rated (I've only ever used them inside the roof).

Each outlet will then get 1/4 of the signal strength, which is probably enough. If you get signal quality issues you can always add an amp later.



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  Reply # 715327 10-Nov-2012 22:08 Send private message

brakelateandturn: SWEET! I'll grab a few connectors later today.

One more question. My Sky dish has about 3 or 4 wires coming off of it. Can I fit some type of adapter/splitter to merge 4 into 1 with the 1 being attached to my UHF aerial and the 4 going into the house? Will it work or will it effect picture quality?


Yes, ultimately you probably only need 1 of the cables coming off your sky dish, so you could move one of them across to a UHF aerial.

You'd want to check where the existing cable is coming into the house though, given you already have a UHF aerial, it must be going somewhere?  If the existing UHF aerial cable is not very good then you could look to use one of the cables from the sky dish, presuming it's long enough etc.

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