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GingerNinja

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#28227 23-Nov-2008 13:22
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Hi guys,

I am about to redecorate the lounge so thought I would take the opportunity and put some wall plates in.
For the MySkyHDi box, how many cables come from the satellite? 
I have the first Mysky box, which only has one cable, then a splitter just behind the box.  And since I'm going to put wall plates in I might as well leave a spare connector if required.

Thanks in advance

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  #179619 23-Nov-2008 13:32
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One currently comes from the satellite. Put a second one in since another cable is going to be added further down the track with a new LNB.
The HDi doesn't require a splitter, since there's one built in.

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  #179718 23-Nov-2008 21:25
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You may want to consider a wallplate that can take an ethernet connection at some stage as internet downloads may feature in Sky's future plans for MySkyHDi.

When I renovated I installed 6-socket (3x2) wallplates and just put blanks in the ones I wasn't using.  However most are now full with RJ45, RCA, F-Connector, Belling-Lee and Speaker posts.  PDL and HPM both have series of plates that allow you to configure for what you need.....but the fancier ones are not cheap.




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  #180003 24-Nov-2008 18:31
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OK thanks guys.  I will put in two connections for the sky satellite then.
I may leave some blanks if I can - but will already have quite a few connections:
8 speaker binding posts (for four rear speakers)
2 sky sat
2 uhf (one in, and the other out to a bedroom)

Leaving a RJ45 for an ethernet connection might be a good idea - then I can run the ethernet cable later on.

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  #180026 24-Nov-2008 19:17
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Forgot the ethernet part - we already have a cable running there for the HTPC which i'd probably switch since the router is full anyway, though then again i might upgrade that and run a second cable.

Does anyone know what sky currently installs for the HDi when you didn't have sky? Will they run ethernet yet? 2 RG6 coax cables or 1?

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  #180090 24-Nov-2008 22:40
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eXDee: Forgot the ethernet part - we already have a cable running there for the HTPC which i'd probably switch since the router is full anyway, though then again i might upgrade that and run a second cable.

Does anyone know what sky currently installs for the HDi when you didn't have sky? Will they run ethernet yet? 2 RG6 coax cables or 1?


I was told by the installer when I upgraded to HDi a month or so ago that new installs would be dual cable in preparation for the new LNB next year but 1 phone connection only.




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