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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 31448 17-Mar-2009 22:16
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Can anyone help me.  I have an aerial splitter, had to disconnect everything and now cant figure out connections to get proper reception in other rooms.

Here's what Ive got:  3 aerial plugs in lounge room wall (think this is to create the loop to the splitter?), sky decoder which has the satellite cord inserted, DVD recorder and TV.  Decoder and DVD are both connected to TV with av cords.  How do I loop the aerial cords through SKY, DVD and TV properly to get proper signal to the other rooms?  What's the order?

Any help appreciated.  Cheers

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 201783 17-Mar-2009 23:22
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What are you wanting to watch from the other rooms?
Just Sky or DVD as well?






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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 202010 18-Mar-2009 19:49
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just sky really, since I took cables out reception on terrestrial channels in other roms is rubish too, so hopefully connecting properly will sort this too.

Thanks

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 202157 19-Mar-2009 13:11
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Exactly what I need to know too. We used to have UHF Sky which we ran through a splitter box in the roof cavity on a loop systme as mentioned above. This gave us Sky on all TV's plugged into that splitter (obviously though the rest of the house could only watch what ever channel the decoder was set on at that time). We are now looking to get Sky Digital - can the same loop/splitter system be done as what we had before?  Thx


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  Reply # 202158 19-Mar-2009 13:27
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I need to know as well, what kind of splitter is used and where do you get them from for this setup?
I see DSE has splitters but they are for one aerial going into 2 decoder boxes rather than coming out of the decoder then spiltting.

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  Reply # 202415 20-Mar-2009 20:17
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For my setup i have both the sky decoder and an outside Aerial going into an old VCR.. i then feed the 'coax out' on the VCR to the spare TV at the other end of the house. 



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Wannabe Geek


Reply # 202532 21-Mar-2009 19:01
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After some more experimenting, I have sorted it.  Here's what worked for me:


Sky aerial in to decoder.  Aerial out of decoder into wall socket (to splitter) middle of 3 aerial points in wall (not sure if this is always the one into splitter), aerial out of wall socket to DVD player, another aerial out of last wall socket direct in to TV.

I should mention for completeness that I have the decoder in to TV via AV cords, and DVD to TV via AV so that's why no Sky to TV or DVD to TV connection mentioned above.

Bad reception on previous setup was because I had sky running through the DVD before it went in to the splitter.

Cheers!

CDB

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 202868 23-Mar-2009 19:14
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I have the basic sky remote. Can't see that it has a spanner, or anything obvious on the sky box.

Followed the instruction about seeing what the recorder is seeing. It is seeing a black and white picture


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