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Topic # 27601 1-Nov-2008 01:05
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hi, i hope someone out there can help me .im trying to combine sky digital signal and saturn (telstra clear) plus signal from both vhf and uhf antenna's together.
at the moment i have sky digital plugged into my video machine via a/v leads
saturn broadband plugged into the rf in on the video
and then rf out to a 2way splitter  which feeds 2 tv's
i would like to know if i can combine all the  aerial  leads into one
i have tried to plug saturn lead into aerial/cable  input on the rear of sky decoder (lost the picture)
i have tried reversing a 2way spliiter (lost the picture also )

any suggestions would be appreciated


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  Reply # 175017 1-Nov-2008 07:45
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I suggest you stop attempting to combine the antenna with saturn, there is a very good chance in most instances that there are common channels on both services, which will cause channel loss.

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  Reply # 175019 1-Nov-2008 08:19
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If you're determined you want to go down the RF distribution path the best approach to this is to buy 2 UHF modulators, use the composite outputs from both boxes and then combine these into the RF path with a combiner. This will probably set you back ~ $200ish at a guess for off the shelf parts.

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  Reply # 175024 1-Nov-2008 09:07
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Hi Steve, I suspect the OP has no TCL TV subscription, only Sky, so is trying to access the FTA services to complement Sky. Trying to combine TCLs spectrum with off air will result in a mess.

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  Reply # 175030 1-Nov-2008 09:31
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...which he should not do, especially when it sounds like he doesn't know what he's doing.




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  Reply # 175605 3-Nov-2008 23:29
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Not to mention all the signal egress problems they will end up with by combining an antenna and cable.




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