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Topic # 30263 3-Feb-2009 09:12
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Hi all

I was wondering if Its a good Idea to be running a full power pass splitter with a satellite STB and two TV cards connected together? Is it possible for one to become damaged by this? Should I switch over to a single power pass splitter?

Problem I can see is if for example only the two PC cards were connected, they only output power when tuning so if one was connected and idle and the other (non power pass card) was tuned it wouldn't work??

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  Reply # 193678 3-Feb-2009 13:01
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Full power pass is fine. In fact without it you will have all sorts of problems.







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  Reply # 194286 5-Feb-2009 15:06
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If you have 2 DVB-S cards then the second should only be used if the first is already busy and the first would be the powerpass side. I.e. TV card priority in MediaPortal.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 194295 5-Feb-2009 15:36
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I used to have that exact setup and used a full power pass splitter for about a year with no problems.
Although with a Sky STB it powers the LNB even when in stanby mode so you don't really need an all power pass splitter, just make sure the Sky STB is connected to the power pass port.






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  Reply # 194403 6-Feb-2009 00:32
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mcraenz: If you have 2 DVB-S cards then the second should only be used if the first is already busy and the first would be the powerpass side. I.e. TV card priority in MediaPortal.


Im using the '4therecord' plugin in mediaportal which uses the card priority differently, Apperently it uses the highest priority card as first choice for timeshift and the lowest for first choice when recording...

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