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Topic # 24707 31-Jul-2008 14:26
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sup guys.

i got two decoders at home. One in my room and one in the lounge inside
but we had to move inside because of the strom and the rooms flooded
was just wondering if you can use the two decoder on the one satellite.

thanks for ya help

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  Reply # 153011 31-Jul-2008 14:31
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Yes you can have many, infact if suitably setup hundreds, but for home purposes you can reasonably split the feed 4ways without contemplating some signal level managment (ie amplifier). A simple 2GHz (2000MHz) or better rated splitter like this is all thats required, and obviously suitable RG6 cables.


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  Reply # 153016 31-Jul-2008 14:40
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thanks Cyril.

can you get the cable from dse? that they use for the satellite to the decoder. because by the looks of it ill need to use the satellite inside as the in and then have the two outs one for the lounge and the other for my room. ????



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  Reply # 153019 31-Jul-2008 14:46
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Yes you can buy cable from them, but you will need a crimping tool to put the connectors on, thats not cheap. PM me if you want a splitter and premade cables.


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  Reply # 153031 31-Jul-2008 15:20
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Make sure you are using RG6 cable (the Belden stuff, W1201 or W1203). In my experience, the DSE twist on F connectors work suitably well, but as noted above, the crimped connections are better, and have the advantage of being watertight.

Also, the splitters that DSE sell are not power pass on all ports. So you have to have one specific decoder on the whole time, to power the LNBF on the dish. Splitters that a satellite installer can get for you will have power pass on all ports, alleviating this issue.

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