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  Reply # 76073 26-Jun-2007 22:53
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Just as a warning, don't anyone buy this item on trademe if you are wanting a splitter for your sat install:


2 X Satellite Splitter 2-Way F Connectors

Auction includes 2 units.
Satellite Splitter 2-Way F Connector
Features: 2-way
5 - 1000 MHZ

Connect up to two devices to one antenna including your sky TV, VCR / FM radio. 75 Ohms
Allows you to run 2 TVs from one antenna outlet.
Features: Strong metal construction
Splitter for Satellite/ sky TV connection.
note: sample image used and brand may differ as stock levels permit


the picture in the auction clearly shows a Hills 5-2400MHz splitter but the auction details list a 5-1000MHz range which I didnt notice for some reason.... i'm trying to get my money back....




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  Reply # 76214 28-Jun-2007 18:05
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hmm, so is this terminated?






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  Reply # 76215 28-Jun-2007 18:07
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NO!

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  Reply # 76268 29-Jun-2007 00:39
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Good, just wanted to check :)

Will head back to Mastertrade tomorrow or during the weekend. Couldn't find the right plug, mind you, there were so many. Saved the pic from freeviewshop onto my phone and will try again.


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Reply # 76344 29-Jun-2007 21:51
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erm, so i have something like this from Corys (cost me a whole $1 or something)



shoud I be able to screw this straight on, or do I need to undo something on the end where the Sky cable is connected? Sorry to sound like a complete n00b, but these things don't come with instructions!



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  Reply # 76347 29-Jun-2007 23:10
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allstarnz: erm, so i have something like this from Corys (cost me a whole $1 or something)







shoud I be able to screw this straight on, or do I need to undo something on the end where the Sky cable is connected? Sorry to sound like a complete n00b, but these things don't come with instructions!




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  Reply # 76349 29-Jun-2007 23:11
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shoud I be able to screw this straight on, or do I need to undo something on the end where the Sky cable is connected? Sorry to sound like a complete n00b, but these things don't come with instructions!


I would have suggested that you unscrew the other connector and replace with this but it looks like the other connector is crimped on so you'll probably have to cut it off, strip cable and then screw on the terminator.




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  Reply # 76376 30-Jun-2007 15:41
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allstarnz: erm, so i have something like this from Corys (cost me a whole $1 or something)
shoud I be able to screw this straight on, or do I need to undo something on the end where the Sky cable is connected? Sorry to sound like a complete n00b, but these things don't come with instructions!


This F-type plug is designed for terminating an F-type female wall outlet, i.e., it doesn't attach directly to any cable by crimping or screwing. Use an F-type joiner http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/f-type-inline-adaptor-femalefemale-p-107.html to connect to cable.




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  Reply # 76391 30-Jun-2007 18:28
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thanks guys, that makes sense.



Having a think about it, it looks like that end would fit on a Sky decoder or something. I'll have a hunt for a joiner at Corys next week.

:edit: i see Dick Smith sell the same thing too
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  Reply # 76759 3-Jul-2007 17:47
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Hi been away for a long weekend at Taupo, but yes the termination is the correct, one, however to attach it to the cable you showed previously you will need a F barrel, this is the same as what a wall plate has, once again they can be purchased from Corys/Mastertrade et el.

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  Reply # 76823 3-Jul-2007 23:43
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thanks

sorted this all out during the weekend, dunno if it's really made any difference or not.

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  Reply # 76838 4-Jul-2007 07:40
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Good to hear, the problem with reflections on a line, is that it is frequency selective, so some transponders may be effected and others not. In a splitter system the reflections are well suppressed by the splitter loss, but can still have an unexpected results depending on the cable lengths. So best to terminate and mitigate the problem rather than have unexpected results.

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