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# 20619 1-Apr-2008 08:37
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I have moved to a new place where there is an existing SKY Dish with Single LNB, I had the new silver Pace 230 decoder that I connected to the point and configured it to work but the problem is that the F-type connector is only in the formal lounge but the house has TV points in every room and the previous owner had a splitter installed somewhere so that SKY can be watched in every room but the decoder has to be connected to the formal lounge only. I don’t want to keep my TV in the formal lounge but in the other lounge where kitchen is.  Please advise cheapest way of fixing it without calling the technician as I am not sure how much they will charge and SKY technician might not do it as SKY is already working fine in the formal lounge.



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  # 120103 1-Apr-2008 08:46
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Find the splitter, identify the lead for the oultet you want, connect it to the cable for the sky dish. You'll find RG6 F-type twist connectors and f-type joiners at Dick Smith etc. You may also need some extra coax cable, approx $2/m.

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  # 120105 1-Apr-2008 08:54
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As its a Sky installation you really should call them to have it altered. It will most likely cost you $80 or so. You could also check your yellow pages for antenna installers, those that are Sky registered normally state so in their adverts, ring them direct, you dont need to go via Sky to have such an alteration made.

other than that, depending on how the RF feed back to the rest of the house has been made it could be possible to reconnect it so the LNB feed from the dish feeds back via the RF distribution lead to the splitter, bypass the splitter and route it to the desired lounge. The probable catchs are that the RF feed will be fitted with bellinglee/PAL connectors rather than Fconnectors, PAL connectors are not suitable for the Lband feed, you can replace these with Fconnectors, preferably use crimp connectors, however if you must use screw on ones ensure they are correctly fitted and bear no mechanical load.



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  # 120688 3-Apr-2008 11:56
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How about using a remote extender?  Can I connect just my decoder to sky outlet in formal lounge so all the other TV points in other rooms will then have a SKY feed and I can put my TV in kitchen lounge, only if the remote extender allows changing the channel on the decoder from a different room.  I have just heard about extenders, never used one.  Does anyone know if what I wrote above makes any sense and where to get remote extender from that requires no soldering etc?



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  # 120705 3-Apr-2008 12:56
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I have found RF remote extenders very unreliable, wired ones normally work very very well, but RF ones never seem to make the grade. I have imported these units from ebay, they work over the coax you already have and work a treat although never tried them with some Sky Pace STB's which use higher than common data rates, you will also need to get a couple of Aus/NZ 9V plug packs,

However as with my previous post, I recommend that you use the current wiring to get the Sat feed back to the kitchen lounge, this may require that you change any Bellinlee/PAL connectors for F ones. This way the STB will be with you TV so you can use better than RF/Composite as a interconnect and you wont need to worry about IR issues.


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